Archery in Costa Mesa and the rest of Orange County is on target to spike in popularity with the Friday release of “Robin Hood.” It’s happened before when the Kevin Costner version came out 19 years ago and when “Lord of the Rings” ruled the box office.
Joe Kim, owner of Hi-Tech Archery in Fullerton, said that the movie industry absolutely helps the archery industry.
“Movies do have impact, and for us, it’s a very good thing,” he said, adding that he just wants to get kids out and active. “Archery is good for the body and mind and concentration.”
Like a disappearing Sherwood Forest, archery ranges in Orange County became scarce in 2007 with the closing of two locations. But, take heart. There are still ranges—outdoors and indoors—that will give you the thrill of the sport whether you want to draw the bow at a range, watch the archers in a league or have a party at one of the shops.