Dunsmuir Estate is a great spot in the Oakland Hills, which the public may visit and enjoy on special occasions. On Friday, there’s a Movie Night celebrating the estate’s star-crossed honeymoon history and So I Married An Axe Murderer will be shown.
Dunsmuir was built by a groom who died on his honeymoon and never moved in. After his death, his widowed bride lived there until her untimely death two years later, in 1901.
Hollywood discovered this photogenic estate years later, including honeymoon scenes filmed for So I Married An Axe Murderer (see video trailer). Starring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis, this 1993 summer flick is about a guy who definitely picks the wrong person to marry!
This outdoor screening of Axe Murderer sounds like a nice way to wind up the week. Dunsmuir’s gate opens at 6pm for picnics, while the movie begins at dusk. Admission costs only $5/person. The estate is located at 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, off Highway 580 (directions).