The Dark Knight Rises
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.
Dressing like it was the dead of winter during the dog days of summer isn’t ideal, but for the 14,000 extras at Heinz Field over the weekend, it was the chance of a lifetime. Allen Wolk, of New Kensington, an extra for “The Dark Knight Rises” has lots of good memories from his 12-hours on set.
Thousands of people were in the stands at Heinz Field Saturday for a very different kind of fan experience. There were football players and fans, but no game. Instead, it was the day of the much-publicized filming of a scene in new “Batman” movie.
Concerts, filming of the new ‘Batman’ movie at Heinz Field, Pirates’ games and fireworks, it’s all this weekend in Pittsburgh. It may be difficult to believe that all of those things could be happening at the same time, but they are. There’s something for nearly everyone, and traffic headaches for the rest.
In the shadow of the Cathedral of Learning, a small enterprise has sprung. For $9, you too can wear the black and gold soon to be made famous by the Gotham Rogues, the team set to take over Heinz Field as part of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
The Steelers’ North Shore home is getting a movie makeover for this weekend’s big “Batman” shoot. Crews have been busy working to transform Heinz Field into “Gotham Stadium.”
Once again the Mellon Institute steps transformed into Gotham City Hall for the day so that Batman and Bane could roll on with their grudge match.
A big crowd of onlookers gathered in Oakland today in hopes of catching a glimpse of Batman in action as filming continues for “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Filming for the new “Batman” movie is started on Monday near Carnegie Mellon University. As a result, there are some road closures to be aware of for the next couple of weeks. According to Carnegie […]
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.
Forty-First Street in Lawrenceville is apparently what Gotham City looks like. The street will be shut down Friday for filming of the latest Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Now that production for “The Dark Knight Rises” has started in the city of Pittsburgh, it’s creating an economic boom. From lumber yards providing lumber for the sets, to hotel rooms for the stars and some of the crews, production means big bucks for the city.
With pyrotechnics and snow in July, “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises” will transform Pittsburgh into Gotham City. As a matter of fact, actor Christian Bale was in Market Square just last night.
Production on “The Dark Knight Rises” begins Friday, July 29, and the Pittsburgh Film Office has now released a long list of traffic advisories.
There’s no clearer sign of Batman’s arrival than the Bat signal shining brightly on the side of the Highmark Building downtown.
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