Move over, St. Charles and Batavia, Geneva has its share of celebrity visitors, too!
Sure, the Batavia library got a visit from back in August. And St. Charles gets its share of celebrity from the movie and the frequent to the Arcada or Pheasant Run, including Hollywood hunk and .
But Geneva might have hit the mother lode Tuesday night.
Extremely reliable Patch sources report that a bevy of Hollywood stars were at Geneva's four-diamond restaurant celebrating the completion of shooting in the DeKalb and Sycamore area of a movie that has yet to be titled—or at least as far as we could find in a quick Internet search.
"The group of 15 thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had a hard time leaving," said Herrington Inn Manager Paul Ruby.
As Quaid was leaving, he actually exclaimed, "I will be back!"
Ruby said Bahrani might have heard of because a former Atwater's employee was working on the set.
"They needed a place to have a celebration, and they selected us," Ruby said. "And that’s pretty cool."
The dinner was originally thought to be a wrap party to celebrate the end of shooting in this area, but a reader says filming still is going Thursday.
The party arrived about 8:30 p.m. and enjoyed dinner for about four hours. Ruby said a group of five women from Springfield were in town staying at Pheasant Run, and they came by to say thanks for the great meal.
"Sitting next to all the movie stars was icing on the cake," Ruby said. "They couldn't believe it."
Atwater's is no stranger to celebrities, of course. On the wall of the restaurant are pictures of everyone from heads of state (Mikhail Gorbachev) to television and recording stars (The Smothers Brothers) to movie stars.
Kevin Bacon (Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon apparently is true here) and Rickles are recent celebrity diners. Others who have eaten at Atwater's are Barbara Bush, Bill Cosby, Wayne Brady, Stevie Nicks, Barbara Eden, Bob Dylan, Tom Hanks, Jude Law, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Bobby Hull, Dennis DeYoung of Styx, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Steve Winwood, Rich Little, Jerry Lewis, Davy Jones, Emeril Lagasse, Dr. Ruth, Martin Short, Michael York, Vicki Lawrence, William Perry (The Fridge), Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormet, Roseanne Barr, Paul Kagame (president of Rwanda), Sinbad, Gen. Colin Powell, Tim Conway, Brad Garrett, Bob Sagat and Carrie Fisher.
PATCH READERS: If you find out the title of the movie that was being shot in DeKalb, let us know in the comments field!