Update: Weather washes out Nancy Drew filming in Monroe Thursday


The filming of scenes for Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase was postponed Thursday due to weather. There will be attempts again Friday, but that again is dependent on weather. Although streets may be temporarily shut down from time to time for shooting of certain scenes, all the businesses and restaurants in town will remain open, even on the days when the filming is possible.

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Kiki Tree Pictures, Inc put out a notification letting everybody know to expect some traffic disruption in downtown Monroe for the next two days. The crew is in town for the filming of the motion picture Nancy Drew: The Hidden Staircase. Earlier in the month, local residents got the opportunity to audition for background roles in the movie, which will be filming in both Monroe and Social Circle during late May and early June.

Crews began setting up Wednesday and beginning at 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday, May, 24, 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. During the same hours on Friday, May, 25, Court Street will be closed from Broad Street to N. Midland Avenue and East Washington from Broad Street to S. Lumpkin Street. Businesses, however, will remain open both days. Streets will only be closed as necessary for safety.

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. People are welcome to watch the action, but no photographs are permitted.

For Nancy Drew fans, 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.

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