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‘Dark Knight’ Filming To Close Streets Downtown

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Holy street closures, Batman!

Drivers in downtown Pittsburgh can expect to see some new road closures as the cast and crew of “The Dark Knight Rises” move into the heart of the city this week.

Film crews for the movie already have their trucks lined up in preparation of filming.

According to the Pittsburgh Film Office’s website, Oliver Avenue from Wood Street to Grant Street will close tonight at 8 p.m. through 5 a.m. Thursday. Also, Smithfield Street from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue will close at 8 p.m. through Thursday morning.

The Oliver Avenue parking garage will shut down on Wednesday. Instead, customers can use the Mellon Square Garage.

The Film Office also says pedestrians will have limited access to sidewalks while filming is going on.

For more information on street, sidewalk and curb closures, visit this link.

Meanwhile, entertainment website TMZ.com is reporting that an IMAX camera was destroyed during filming in Oakland last week.

According to TMZ.com, a stunt double for Catwoman crashed into the camera outside of the Mellon Institute on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University. There were no injuries.

TMZ.com reports that a Warner Bros. representative had no comment.

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