‘Blue Bayou’ to begin filming in Macon this week

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MACON — A movie being called “Blue Bayou,” will be prepping, shooting, and wrapping out in Downtown Macon-Bibb from Sept. 28 at 7 a.m. through Thursday October 4, 2019 at 7 p.m. Filming will occur on Tuesday, October 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. inside and outside of the Historic Macon Terminal Station.

To accommodate the production, portions or all of several streets will be closed for periods of time, and that schedule is listed below.

Macon-Bibb County officials want residents to be aware that on the day of filming, there will be two stunt actors playing snipers on the rooftops of a couple of buildings on Cherry Street, but there will be no simulated gunfire. Local law enforcement and dispatchers have been notified.

“It’s not just our locations that are attracting more and more production companies to our community, it’s the work of our departments and crews, the support of our residents and businesses, and the marketing from Visit Macon,” said Macon-Bibb Mayor Robert Reichert.

This production follows several movies and shows that have filmed in Macon-Bibb. This includes the films The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, Wise Blood, A Trip to Bountiful, The Crazies, Trouble with the Curve, 42, Need For Speed, The Fifth Wave, The Best of Enemies, and Zombieland: Double Tap. The television shows include Watchmen, Brockmire, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, and Witches of East End. Road closures are listed below.

“Blue Bayou” Filming Street Closures

September 28, 2019

•Single westbound lane closure on Poplar Street between 5th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

September 29 through October 1, 2019

•Single westbound lane closure on Poplar Street between 5th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

•Full closure of 5th Street from Poplar Street to Mulberry Street Lane.

•Full closure of Cherry Street Plaza.

•Full closure of Cherry Street Lane from Broadway Street Lane to 5th Street.

October 2, 2019

•Single westbound lane closure on Poplar Street between 5th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

•Full closure of 5th Street from Poplar Street to Mulberry Street Lane.

•Full closure of Cherry Street Plaza.

•Full closure of Cherry Street Lane from Broadway Street Lane to 5th Street.

•Single eastside parking lane closure on 5th Street from Cherry Street to Mulberry Street Lane.

October 3 through October 4, 2019

•Single eastside parking lane closure on 5th Street from Cherry Street to Mulberry Street Lane.

Information from the Macon Transit Authority

Impact to bus service and Historic Terminal Station access

• Terminal Station’s main lobby will be CLOSED Sunday , September 29 through Friday, October 4 at 12:00 p.m.

•A portion of the parking lot on south side of building and a portion of the row of parking spaces along the backside of the building will be reserved for production use from Sunday, September 29 – Thursday, October 3 (see map below).

•Sunday, September 29 through Thursday, October 3, employees who park in the south side parking lot will park in the Wells Fargo parking deck at 440 Mulberry Street (see map).

•Production will run a complimentary shuttle van to and from the parking deck for the building’s employees.

•Employees and visitors/guests WILL BE ABLE to enter the building at the side/rear entrances.

•The glass door entrance into the 2nd floor on the back side of the building may be obstructed for a small portion of the day.

•The MTA and Greyhound buses will be moved from their usual pick-up and drop-off areas on Fifth Street to Poplar Street between Fifth Street & MLK from September 29 – October 1.

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