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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Filming Locations In Pittsburgh August 10th-20th

by Christine on July 16, 2011 · 3 comments

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Downtown Pittsburgh recently issued a notice to residents including street closure information for the filming of The Dark Knights (working title Magnus Rex) between August 10th and August 20th.

Here is the full letter with details:

Dear Property Owners, Merchants and Residents: July 1, 2011

This summer Warner Brothers will be filming scenes for the upcoming motion picture “Magnus Rex” in your neighborhood. We are excited to be filming in Pittsburgh and are proud to have the support of Mayor Ravestahl and his staff. The Streets of downtown Pittsburgh are the start of our film and we will be utilizing them as filming locations for two weeks in august.

Our downtown filming takes place from Wednesday August 10th through Saturday August 20th, Wednesdays through Sundays only. The full details of our filming activity, including road closure points, parking restriction, and special effects are summarized on the accompanying pages of this letter. We will also be advertising our presence and the nature of the activity by means of signage posted in the area as well as bulletins in the local media.

In the coming weeks we will be visiting all of the businesses and entity in the area effected but our proposed activity in order to ascertain the best way of minimizing are impact. We are also working with building managers in the area to facilitate tenant access to properties. Our goal is to make this a positive experience for everyone involved and we would like to address your individual concerns, no matter how small. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions at our cell phone numbers listed below.

Throughout our preparation, filming and restoration periods, Security guards, Pittsburgh Police Officers and production assistants will be visible during our film shoot to insure public safety as well as address any immediate concerns you may have about the filming.

We are coordinating our production with the Pittsburgh Film Office, the Special Events Department and the Department of Public Works to obtain the appropriate permits. If things change as they sometimes do with film production, you will be notified of any new or revised dates and/ or activities.

We understand that we are guests in your city and will conduct ourselves accordingly. Thank you for hosting us in Pittsburgh; we appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Sincerely,
James Mahathey Chris Hinton
Location Manager, Pittsburgh Assistant Location Manager
Cell: 412/841-2340 Cell: 814-233-0714
jamfilm@gmail.com pittsburghchris@gmail.com
Subconscious Productions, Inc.
1001 Liberty Ave, Suite 601, Pittsburgh, PA
Tel: 412/391-0140 * Fax: 412/391-2372

Oliver Ave Filming: Wednesday August 10th, 2011

Filming activities
- Filming will take place on Wednesday August 10th from approximately 7am until 9pm. Our scenes include daytime exterior dialogue with precision driving and interior dialogue.
- While our filming is primarily in the daytime hours, activities will occur before and after our approximate filming times, as early as 3am and as late as midnight.
- While we have no pyrotechnics planned for this location, we will be covering Oliver Ave and Smithfield St with snow.
- We will prepare our filming areas overnight on Tuesday August 9th and wrap and clean up overnight on Wednesday August 10th. During this time we will do our best to keep noise levels at a minimum. Some light prep may occur during the day on Tuesday but without the use of any road closures.
- Oliver Ave will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians beginning at 6pm on Tuesday August 9th through 6am on Thursday August 11th. However, we are making arrangements with businesses that have entrances on Oliver Ave to organize a time for deliveries and vehicular access during our filming day.
- Due to our closure on Smithfield St, bus stops will be relocated for our filming day.
- The Mellon Square garage will be open for business; however, the Oliver Ave entrance will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. All patrons can enter and exit via 6th Ave.
- The Pittsburgh Parking Authority garage on Oliver Ave will be closed from 6pm on Tuesday August 9th through 10pm on Wednesday August 10th. After that time the closure on Oliver Ave will accommodate local access to the structure only.
- During filming we will have intermittent traffic control on Oliver at Wood and Oliver at William Penn Place from 7am until 8pm and on Grant at Oliver from 7am until 8pm. During rush hour traffic control will be limited to 2-3 minutes.
- Public Assistance personnel will be placed at the pedestrian lockup points and will provide thorough detour information to all affected businesses. They will be wearing yellow shirts with the “Public Assistance” printed on them.
Traffic closures/detours
- Oliver Ave will be closed from Wood to Grant from 8pm on Tuesday August 9th through 5am on Thursday August 11th
- Smithfield will be closed from 5th Ave to 6th Ave from 8pm on Tuesday August 9th through 5am on Thursday August 11th
- The north side curb lane of 5th Ave from Smithfield to Liberty will be closed from 6pm on Tuesday August 9th through 5am on Thursday August 11th
- The west side curb lane of Wood St from Liberty to 5th Ave will be closed from 6pm on Tuesday August 9th through 5am on Thursday August 11th
- The south side curb lane of 6th Ave from Wood to Smithfield will be closed from 6pm on Tuesday August 9th through 5am on Thursday August 11th
Street posting
- North side of Oliver Ave from Wood to Smithfield from 6am on Friday August 5th through 7pm on Saturday August 6th and from 6am on Monday August 8th through 7pm on Friday August 12th
- Both sides of Oliver Ave from Wood to Grant from 8pm on Tuesday August 9th through 6am on Thursday August 11th
- Both sides of William Penn Place from 5th Ave to Oliver Ave from 8pm on Tuesday August 9th through 5am on Thursday August 11th
- West side of Wood from Liberty to 5th Ave from 6pm on Tuesday August 9th through 5am on Thursday August 11th

Cherry Way Filming: Friday August 12th, 2011

Filming activities
- Filming will take place on Friday August 12th from approximately 7am until 9pm. Our scenes include daytime exterior dialogue with precision driving and special effects.
- Our special effects include but are not limited to gunfire, sparks, squib hits, smoke, debris, air mortars and controlled pyrotechnic blasts. We will have representatives from the Pittsburgh Police and Fire Departments with us at all times to assist with safety and traffic management.
- We will prepare our filming areas overnight on Thursday August 11th and wrap and clean up overnight on Friday August 12th. Some light prep may occur during the day on Thursday but without the use of any road closures.
- Cherry Way will be closed to vehicles beginning at 6pm on Thursday August 11th through 6am on Saturday August 13th. It will be closed to pedestrians during our filming hours only.
- We are making arrangements with the Interpark structure on Cherry Way to allow two way access for their patrons via the entrance on 4th Ave.
- The Oxford Center parking structure will remain open during prep, filming and wrap but patrons will be asked to use the 3rd Ave entrance.
- Bus stops on Smithfield St from Liberty to the Boulevard of the Allies will be relocated for our filming day.
- During filming we will have intermittent traffic control on 3rd Ave, 5th Ave, Smithfield and Grant as needed during filming. Traffic control on Grant will be limited to non-rush hour only.
- Public Assistance personnel will be placed at the pedestrian lockup points and will provide thorough detour information to all affected businesses. They will be wearing yellow shirts with the “Public Assistance” printed on them.
Traffic closures/detours
- Cherry Way will be closed from 3rd Ave to 5th Ave from 6pm on Thursday August 11th through 6am on Saturday August 13th
- Forbes will be closed from Grant to Smithfield from 6pm on Thursday August 11th through 6am on Saturday August 13th
- 4th Ave will be closed from Grant to Smithfield from 6pm on Thursday August 11th through 6am on Saturday August 13th
Street posting
- Both sides of Forbes from Grant to Smithfield from 6pm on Thursday August 11th through 6am on Saturday August 13th
- Both sides of 4th Ave from Grant to Smithfield from 6pm on Thursday August 11th through 6am on Saturday August 13th

Smithfield St Filming: Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th, 2011

Filming activities
- Filming will take place on Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th from approximately 7am until 8pm. Our scenes include daytime exterior dialogue with precision driving and special effects.
- Our special effects include but are not limited to gunfire, sparks, squib hits, smoke, debris, air mortars and controlled pyrotechnic blasts. We will have representatives from the Pittsburgh Police and Fire Departments with us at all times to assist with safety and traffic management.
- We will prepare our filming areas overnight on Friday August 12th and wrap and clean up overnight on Sunday August 14th. Some light prep may occur during the day on Friday but without the use of any road closures.
- Smithfield will be closed to vehicular traffic from 10pm on Friday August 12th through 6am on Monday August 15th. Pedestrian access will be restricted during filming hours; however we will make arrangements with businesses and offices that are open during filming to get people to and from their stores or work places as safely and quickly as possible.
- On Sunday August 14th provisions will be made to accommodate the churches within the vicinity of our filming location. We will happily escort patrons from outside of our closure areas to their destination.
- Bus stops on Smithfield St from Liberty to the Boulevard of the Allies will be relocated for our filming days.
- Local access to area parking garages will be maintained by the Pittsburgh Police Department.
o Mellon Square garage – access will be via 6th Ave; Oliver Ave will be exit only
o Oxford Center garage – access will be via Cherry Way; 3rd Ave will be enter only
o Interpark structure on Cherry Way – will not be affected
o Teris lots on Forbes and 4th Ave – will be closed during filming
o Carlyle Condos – enter only via 4th Ave; exit only onto 3rd Ave
o 4th Ave garage – enter only via 4th Ave; exit only onto 3rd Ave
- Public Assistance personnel will be placed at the pedestrian lockup points and will provide thorough detour information to all affected businesses. They will be wearing yellow shirts with the “Public Assistance” printed on them.
Traffic closures/detours
- All closures below will occur from 10pm on Friday August 12th through 6am on Monday August 15th
o Smithfield from Boulevard of the Allies to 6th Ave
o 3rd Ave from Wood to Cherry Way (local access to parking garages only)
o 4th Ave from Wood to Cherry Way (local access to parking garages only)
o Forbes from Wood to Cherry Way (local access to parking garages only)
o 5th Ave from Wood to William Penn Place
o Oliver from Wood to William Penn Place (local access to parking garages only)
- South side curb lane of 6th Ave from Wood to Smithfield from 5am on Saturday August 13th through 10pm on Sunday August 14th
Street posting
- All posting will occur from 6pm on Friday August 12th through 6am on Monday August 15th
o Both sides of Smithfield from Boulevard of the Allies to Strawberry Way
o Both sides of 3rd Ave from Wood to Cherry Way
o Both sides of 4th Ave from Wood to Cherry Way
o Both sides of Forbes from Wood to Cherry Way
o Both sides of 5th Ave from Wood to William Penn Place
o Both sides of Oliver from Wood to William Penn Place
o North side of 6th Ave from Wood to Smithfield

Smithfield/3rd Ave/Wood/4th Ave Filming: Wednesday August 17th and Thursday August 18th

Filming activities
- Filming will take place on Wednesday August 17th and Thursday August 18th from approximately 7am until 8pm. Our scenes include daytime exterior dialogue with precision driving and special effects.
- Our special effects include but are not limited to gunfire, sparks, squib hits, smoke, debris, air mortars and controlled pyrotechnic blasts. We will have representatives from the Pittsburgh Police and Fire Departments with us at all times to assist with safety and traffic management.
- We will prepare our filming areas overnight on Tuesday August 16th and wrap and clean up overnight on Thursday August 18th. Some light prep may occur during the day on Tuesday but without the use of any road closures.
- Sections of Smithfield, 3rd Ave, Wood and 4th Ave will be closed to vehicular traffic from 10pm on Tuesday August 16th through 5am on Friday August 19th. Pedestrian access will be restricted during filming hours; however we will make arrangements with businesses and offices that are open during filming to get people to and from their stores or work places as safely and quickly as possible.
- Bus stops on Smithfield and Wood from Liberty to the Boulevard of the Allies will be relocated for our filming days.
- Local access to area parking garages will be maintained by the Pittsburgh Police Department:
o Oxford Center garage – access will be via Cherry Way; 3rd Ave traffic will be directed towards Grant St
o Interpark structure on Cherry Way – will not be affected
o Interpark Blvd of the Allies structure – vehicles exiting onto 3rd Ave must turn towards Grant
o Teris lots on Forbes and 4th Ave – will be closed during filming
o Carlyle Condos – residents will be relocated during filming
o 4th Ave garage – enter only via 4th Ave; exit only onto 3rd Ave
- Public Assistance personnel will be placed at the pedestrian lockup points and will provide thorough detour information to all affected businesses. They will be wearing yellow shirts with the “Public Assistance” printed on them.
Traffic closures/detours
- All closures will occur from 10pm on Tuesday August 16th through 5am on Friday August 19th
o Smithfield from Boulevard of the Allies to Forbes
o 3rd Ave from Cherry Way to Market (local access to parking garages only)
o 4th Ave from Cherry Way to Market (local access to parking garages only)
o Wood from Boulevard of the Allies to Forbes
Street posting
- All posting will occur from 6pm on Tuesday August 16th through 5am on Friday August 19th
o Both sides of Smithfield from Boulevard of the Allies to Forbes
o Both sides of 3rd Ave from Cherry Way to Market
o Both sides of Wood from Boulevard of the Allies to Forbes
- Both sides of 4th Ave from Cherry Way to Market from 6pm on Monday August 15th through 6pm on Friday August 19th

Strawberry Way/7th Ave/William Penn Place Filming: Saturday August 20th, 2011

Filming activities
- Filming will take place on Saturday August 20th from approximately 7am until 9pm. Our scenes include daytime and dusk exterior dialogue with precision driving and special effects.
- Our special effects include but are not limited to gunfire, sparks, squib hits, smoke, debris, air mortars and controlled pyrotechnic blasts. We will have representatives from the Pittsburgh Police and Fire Departments with us at all times to assist with safety and traffic management.
- We will prepare our filming areas overnight on Friday August 19th and wrap and clean up overnight on Saturday August 20th. Some light prep may occur during the day on Friday utilizing a partial closure of Strawberry Way.
- Sections of Strawberry Way, William Penn Place, 7th Ave and Smithfield will be closed to vehicular traffic from 11pm on Friday August 19th through 7am on Sunday August 21st. Pedestrian access will be restricted during filming hours; however we will make arrangements with businesses and offices that are open during filming to get people to and from their stores or work places as safely and quickly as possible.
- Bus stops on Smithfield from Liberty to the Boulevard of the Allies will be relocated for our filming day.
- The Smithfield/Liberty parking structure will remain open but the Smithfield St entrance and exit will be closed beginning on Friday August 19th. Patrons will be able to enter and exit via Liberty.
- We are aware of church services scheduled for Sunday and are reducing our street closures and posting to accommodate church patrons.
- We are requesting intermittent traffic control at various points of Liberty between 6th Ave and William Penn Place as well as on 6th Ave and Grant as needed.
- Public Assistance personnel will be placed at the pedestrian lockup points and will provide thorough detour information to all affected businesses. They will be wearing yellow shirts with the “Public Assistance” printed on them.
Traffic closures/detours
- Strawberry Way will be closed from Coffee Way to Smithfield from 7am on Friday August 19th through 10pm on Sunday August 21st
- The following roads will be closed from 11pm on Friday August 19th through 7am on Sunday August 21st
o Strawberry Way will be closed from Smithfield to Grant
o William Penn Place from 6th Ave to Liberty
o 7th Ave from Grant to Liberty
o Smithfield from 6th Ave to Liberty
o Montour Way from 6th Ave to 7th Ave
Street posting
- Both sides of William Penn Place from 6th Ave to 7th Ave from 6pm on Thursday August 18th through 7am on Sunday August 21st
- Both sides of Strawberry Way from Coffee Way to Smithfield from 7am on Friday August 19th through 10pm on Sunday August 21st
- Both sides of Montour Way from 6th Ave to 7th Ave from 6pm on Friday August 19th through 10pm on Sunday August 21st
- Both sides of Strawberry Way from Smithfield to Grant from 11pm on Friday August 19th through 10pm on Sunday August 21st
- The following posting will be in effect from 6pm on Friday August 19th through 7am on Sunday August 21st
o Both sides of 7th Ave from Grant to Liberty
o Both sides of Smithfield from 6th Ave to Liberty

Source: Downtown Pittsburgh

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