Lawrenceville Center Of Action As Filming Begins On Batman Movie

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Filming is getting underway today in the Pittsburgh area for the new Batman movie, and crews working on “The Dark Knight Rises” were out bright and early this morning in Lawrenceville.

Large tractor trailer rigs carrying movie equipment have converged in a parking lot on 41st Street there. Workers were there this morning setting up and prepping for all of the action.

There were cameras, make-up and wardrobe crews and more.

KDKA’s Heather Abraham reported spotting actor Gary Oldman, who plays Commissioner Gordon in the film, on the set.

Last night, taxi cabs with “Gotham Cab” written on the side were parked on 41st, and a security guard was posted outside of a home there.

One resident living on 41st says he was asked to move flowers off the front of his house since it’s a winter scene that’s being filmed and no one is being allowed to park on the street while filming is going on.

Residents also say they got letters in the mail informing them that there could fast-moving cars on the street.

“They sent us a letter that said there was going to be some fast cars pulling up, and hopefully we see the Batmobile come up here,” said Frank Noll, a resident.

In the coming weeks, filming will move to Oakland and Downtown Pittsburgh, which will mean other various street closures.

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  • Disgusted

    I would have said, you touch those flowers and you’re gonna need Batman to come to your rescue. As a general observation, it is a disgrace that there must be so much disruption around the city for so long because of something so stupid – and unnecessary – as a Batman movie.

    • Stormie

      Don’t hate the player hate the game Batman Forever. Its movies like this that help keep our city going.

    • Anonymous


      You would get along great with Ebenezer Scrooge, Agatha Trunchbull (Matilda), and the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland.

    • Disgusturd

      LOL!! Disgusted is what the people who know you are. This movie is making the city lots of money, and great publicity. Something so stupid and unnecessary, is the pathetic comment you made.

    • B

      Why would you waste so much time and energy being negative? Was that seriously that big of a request? Most people feel like this is pretty cool. Imagine watching this movie 20 years from now and seeing your house in a few of the scenes. Most people have never and will never see a movie being filmed. Take it as a unique experience and stop trying to be a hard *ss and not move your flower to the back of your house. How old are you, 8?

      • C

        > Imagine watching this movie 20 years from now and seeing your house in a few of the scenes Oh My GOD!!!! WOW, that would be the highlight of my life!!! Yea, whatever….

  • JG

    There are a lot of stupid jerks like him in this city…To me it all sounds like a cool, fun time for our city. My wwish is that sometime they film a James Bond film here that would be totally awsome and I would stand first in line if they need extras.

  • Mike

    Pittsburgh is gay…this movie will suck because they are not shooting in CHICAGO. How can they do a chase scene when the entire city is the size of my backyard. Go Bears

    • Teacher

      Mike, you do know that the Bears stink, like the Cubs, Whitesox, etc.

      Now, go back to playing your XBOX 360. You sound like you’re in grade school. Now if you were in my class (I’m a teacher), I ‘d have to call your Mommy for your inappropriate attitude.

    • Dave

      “Pittsburgh is gay”. Let me guess…you’re 14 years old? About chase scenes, there’s this new technology that JUST came out. It’s called “editing”. You should google it and find out more about the newer technologies that are available to movie makers…. Go back to your ghetto city.

  • Mike

    Also the people in Pittsburgh are all fat slobs who look like they are a twinkie away from going BLIND

    • Tman

      Are you sure you’re not describing Chicago?

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