Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Columbus Closes to Traffic


Columbus closes today to traffic as work begins in a more serious manner. All the street lights are being taken down, all street signs are vanishing.

ON a side note - this blog broke a ONE WEEK RECORD yesterday with 992 hits! From Kagoshima Japan, to Zurich Switzerland and Stockholm Sweden, to Perth Australia, Sacramento California and all points in between. Thanks guys! I'm doing my best!

I have a cluster map on the right but it only shows about 150 hits at the moment.

Right side photo courtesy of Hollywood WI.
No word yet on the Casting Call - I have my fingers cross. HEY I'm doing my part here toss me a bone!
Plans are in place for crowd control as thousands are expected to pour into town Monday. You should have a chance to see filming IF (VERY VERY BIG IF) you are quiet. There will be all sorts of gunfire but no explosions. The movie will be shooting through out the day, weather permitting, (see - I'm even keeping track of the weather WHAT MUST I DO!!).

Parking will be very limited - remember - the town is only 4,500 so the infrastructure will be stretched to the limit (toilets, restaurants and so forth) thank goodness a McDonald's opened last week on the edge of town which for a town this size is pretty exciting.

Yours truly will hopeful find a good spot to watch the activities (if I am mistakenly passed over as an extra) and will be writing a piece for The Isthumus.

That is all I have today. The company is keeping a tight lid on a lot of information (unless you are a business owner).

I'll have more when I get ANY info!

NEW 11:21 - Movie personnel to use school lots COLUMBUS ? Campers, semis and other trucks will begin rolling into the parking lots of Columbus elementary, middle and high schools this weekend, Superintendent of Schools Mark Jansen informed the school board on Monday night. "The field representative for 'Public Enemies' met with me three weeks ago," Jansen said after the meeting. The vehicles will serve as dressing rooms for actors as well as being used to carry props and equipment, Jansen said. Most of the vehicles will be stationed in the middle and elementary school parking lots (on Dickason Boulevard and Fuller Street). School is not in session next week.

Some photos are from the Colonial Carriage Works Site