After being washed out by rain last week, Kiki Tree Pictures, Inc is going to make a second attempt to film the opening scenes for the motion picture, Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase on Thursday, May 31. While some streets are going to have to be shut down from time-to-time to accommodate this, all the stores downtown will remain open to the public. Monroe Downtown is sharing a parking map to show shoppers where they can park without interfering with filming. While visiting downtown, people are invited to watch some of the action, but are cautioned that photographs are not permitted.
Beginning at 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, May, 31, Broad Street will be closed from Highland Avenue to Washington Street and E. Spring Street will be closed from Wayne Street to N. Midland Avenue. There will be access to businesses on N. Lumpkin Street, but there will not be any thru traffic. Court Street also will be closed from Broad Street to N. Midland Ave. If the weather cooperates, filming on Broad Street is expected to go on all day.
During filming, officers will be present to assist in traffic control and public parking lots will remain open and accessible during the hours of filming. The streets will open as soon as it is safe to do so. These times are tentative, depending on weather.
This feature film stars 16-year-old actress Sophia Lillis as the famed fictional character Nancy Drew with Ellen DeGeneres one of the producers and Wendy Williams as executive producer. It is slated for release sometime in 2019. Click or tap on this link for more information about the movie.