Action movie to be filmed in downtown St. Charles in March

St. Charles will consider center stage when a film crew arrives to the city’s downtown…

Action movie to be filmed in downtown St. Charles in March

St. Charles will consider center stage when a film crew arrives to the city’s downtown in March to movie an action film.

Substantially of the filming will choose position in the historic Hotel Baker, which was designed in 1928 and is shown on the Nationwide Sign up of Historic Sites.

“We’re in all probability going to be featured in most likely about 15 minutes of the film,” St. Charles Police Main James Keegan informed aldermen throughout Tuesday’s metropolis council assembly. “So we are quite enthusiastic about it.”

Filming will take place over about 10 days, starting in early March. The bulk of the filming will take place at night, he mentioned. It need to wrap up quickly just after the St. Patrick’s Parade on March 12.

Numerous streets will be shut temporarily to accommodate the creation, together with routes 64 and 31.

“A ton of these closures are going to acquire place soon after hours,” Keegan explained. “Some of the filming will be performed soon after midnight. I believe there is going to be confined disruption. A great deal of the filming is going to acquire place in the Lodge Baker and in the back yard. There are also going to be some road scenes.”

At the meeting, aldermen unanimously permitted licensing agreements with Airboat Productions, LLC. for use of the former St. Charles police station along the Fox River. It also can use the west facet parking deck at Initially and Illinois streets throughout the forthcoming filming timetable.

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The former law enforcement station will provide as the hub for the output, and the creation crew will use the fifth floor of the parking deck.

Second Ward Alderman Rita Payleitner puzzled how lots of men and women will be involved in the output.

“There could be upward of about 150 individuals as aspect of the entire manufacturing,” Keegan reported. “As considerably as how lots of are actors and actresses, I don’t know, but it is heading to be a huge-scale generation.”