Thursday, April 11, 2013

More 'Spider-Man' news

Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 at 10:19 AM

The City of Rochester sent over the following press release this morning with more details on the upcoming movie shoot in Rochester:

Mayor Thomas S. Richards met with the producer of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie this week to discuss the logistics of the production that will take place Downtown. The major motion picture shoot is set to begin on Tuesday, April 30 and is expected to wrap up by Thursday, May 9. Action sequences will be shot on Main Street, between South Plymouth Avenue and East Avenue, requiring some portion of Main Street to be closed each day during the filming from approximately 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

"This is a fun and exciting time for Rochester and we are looking forward to welcoming the more than 300 crew members to our city," Mayor Richards said. "At the same time, this is a very large event and our number one priority is making sure that the public is informed of all the necessary road closures and that movie fans are not in any areas that may cause safety concerns."

Surrounding streets will be closed intermittently during this time and some areas will be closed to pedestrians. These details are subject to change as the production company finalizes its schedule. City officials have been meeting with the Rochester Police Department, Rochester Fire Department, Monroe County Dept. of Transportation and the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office to finalize plans for street detours and closures as well as measures to best keep the public informed. RTS buses using Main Street will be re-routed for the duration of the film shoot. Details will be posted on this page and on www.rgrta.com as soon as they become available. Discussions with the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority and the Rochester City School District are ongoing regarding alternate bus routes for students and the potential impact this may have on them—which is expected to be minimal.

The City will provide information regarding filming activity, with comprehensive information to be posted at www.cityofrochester.gov/spiderman. The website will feature street maps detailing street and sidewalk closures, and "frequently asked questions" sections for the public, Downtown residents, workers and business owners and the media. Updates will also be posted on the City's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofRochesterNY as well as on Twitter, @cityrochesterny, #SpideyROC. In addition, City customer service representatives will be available by phone at 311, 24 hours-a-day to answer detour related questions. Callers outside of city limits may call (585) 428-5990.

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