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10A West Kings House Rd to become Jamaican attraction

10A West Kings House Road in St. Andrew, the property where scenes in the landmark Jamaican film The Harder They Come were shot and edited, is set to become a Jamaican attraction. 
 
Forty-five years ago, 'The Harder They Come' debuted to enthusiastic international audiences, making Jimmy Cliff a global superstar and introducing much of the world to Jamaica's signature reggae beat.
 
Numerous scenes in the film were shot and edited at 10A West Kings House Road, on the sprawling grounds of the home/office of the film's visionary director, producer and co-writer, the late Perry Henzell. 
 
Now, 10A West Kings House Road will be transformed into a multi-purpose attraction that will include Jamaican music and film exhibition spaces, a bar/restaurant, a performance stage, a boutique hotel and a medical marijuana dispensary. 
 
Spearheading the ambitious project are Henzell's children, Justine and Jason. 
 
The transformation of 10A will occur in phases: the exhibition space, bar/restaurant, marijuana dispensary and herb house (where medical marijuana can be consumed) are scheduled for a June 2018 opening.
 
The 20 to 30 room boutique hotel - an urban Kingston-style Soho House - is slated for 2019.
 
There will be guided tours of the artwork, memorabilia and photos that will depict the history of Jamaican music and film.


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