Cloverdale on Film
Cloverdale is a popular location for motion pictures, television series, and commercials.
Part of the reason for this is that downtown Cloverdale has not changed much in
appearance since the fifties. Even newer buildings are usually built in a traditional style
to blend in with our heritage. As a result, Cloverdale is often seen as the typical
"small American town".
In fact Cloverdale was chosen as the setting for one of Coca Cola's Christmas commercials
for just this reason. People all over the world saw the parade down our main
street as staged by the folks at Coke.
More recently, the Christmas movie
Deck the Halls was filmed in and around Cloverdale.
Several television series have been filmed in or around Cloverdale, including
The Black Stallion
in the 1990's, but by far the most successful series was
which used Cloverdale as the stand-in for Superman's home town in Kansas.
There are literally hundreds of Smallville fan sites around the world, and many of them
feature Cloverdale. Some of the more interesting are:
For a more complete list see
The Cloverdale Business Improvement Association also has a lot of photos
taken during filming of Smallville and other movies. See: