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Two feature films being shot in Cleveland will impact traffic

Posted: 3:58 PM, Nov 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-04 07:55:47-05
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CLEVELAND — Two movies filming in the Cleveland area this coming week will impact motorists due to road closures.

Detroit Avenue between West 65th and West 70th streets will be closed Monday between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Detours are as follows:

  • Traveling from the west: head south on West 74th Street to Franklin Boulevard, Franklin Boulevard to West 65th Street, north to Detroit Avenue.
  • Traveling from the east: head south on West 65th Street to Franklin Boulevard, Franklin Boulevard to West 74th Street, north to Detroit Avenue.

Broadway Avenue between McBride Avenue and East 55th Street will also be closed Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Parking in the following areas will be unavailable.

  • Broadway Avenue (both sides) between Barkwill Court and East 55th Street (for photography).
  • Barkwill Avenue (both sides) between Doloff Road and Broadway Avenue (for equipment truck parking).

The Broadway Avenue detour is as follows:

Vehicles can be rerouted via McBride Avenue to Doloff Road to E.55th Street and back to Broadway Avenue.

Background on the films

The first film, called “Cherry,” is based on a true story of a former army medic who struggles with opioid addiction after serving in Iraq, and his subsequent time he spent as a bank robber to support his drug addiction.

Directed by the Russo Brothers, it stars Bill Skarsgård from the "IT" movies and Tom Holland of "Spider-Man" fame. The film began shooting on Oct. 14 and will shoot through Dec. 10.

The second film, currently known as the "Untitled Fred Hamilton Project,” is based on true events about Fred Hampton, the outspoken leader of the Chicago Black Panther Party and his formation of the Rainbow Coalition in the late 60s.

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