'The Dark Knight Rises' Filming Locations in Pittsburgh

Christopher Nolan's final Batman film is taking over the Pennsylvania city for the month of August.
The Dark Knight Rises films throughout Pittsburgh next month
The Dark Knight Rises films throughout Pittsburgh next month
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has published an article detailing the filming locations for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises which plans to film throughout Pittsburgh in August. Here's the low down:

"From Aug. 10 to 21, streets will close, parking will be restricted and sidewalks will be blocked at various places throughout the Golden Triangle. Explosions and gunfire will erupt. High-speed chases will occur.

It will snow.

"It's going to be really cool," said Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office.

A letter went out to Downtown property owners, residents and merchants this month foretelling some of the mayhem.

"Our scenes include daytime exterior dialogue with precision driving and special effects. Our special effects include but are not limited to gunfire, sparks, squib hits, smoke, debris, air mortars and controlled pyrotechnic blasts," the movie's location managers wrote, in five pages of details about various street closures and other restrictions.

When the filming begins on Aug. 10 on Oliver Avenue, there won't be any pyrotechnics, they said, but "we will be covering Oliver Ave. and Smithfield St. with snow."

The set moves to Cherry Way on Aug. 12; Smithfield Street on Aug. 13 and 14; Smithfield, Third Avenue, Wood Street and Fourth Avenue on Aug. 17 and 18; and Strawberry Way, Seventh Avenue and William Penn Place on Aug. 20. The last traffic restriction is scheduled to be lifted at 10 p.m. Aug. 21.

Parts of Forbes, Oliver, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues, Smithfield and Wood streets, William Penn Place and Cherry and Strawberry ways will be closed at various times. On-street parking will be restricted, as will access to some garages. Police will have to stop traffic for brief periods."


For more locations, check out the full story.

The Dark Knight Rises was released July 20th, 2012 and stars Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan.



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Comments (15)

  1. Joker's Apprentice

    I think Daryl-Tan is on some good sh*t, if he got all that from a simple location shoot news update. Please don't post anymore. Daryl gave Joker headache.

    3 years agoby @lude8282Flag

  2. Ghostman

    @daryltanenjielenny you make no f*cking sense at all.

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  3. rjh094

    Snowing in Gotham? Cool.

    3 years agoby @rjh094Flag

  4. Jakn

    Snow...wow!

    3 years agoby @jaknFlag

  5. ChiRep_1

    @rufio I hear that, thank god its slowly coming to a close. I live in Chicago, fkn 115 degree heat index!! But I can already imagine the snow emphasizing some dramatic sequences, it'll be quite a scene to watch.

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  6. Rufio

    @ChiRep-1 agreed! but gonna be awful for the cast to have to wear winter attire in the midst of this ridiculous heat wave!

    3 years agoby @rufioFlag

  7. ChiRep_1

    Chase scene with Gotham covered in snow? Gonna be awesome!

    3 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  8. Sean

    Cool.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Sean Ryan Culligan

    Make this worth the wait Mr. Nolan!

    3 years agoby @Sean-Ryan-CulliganFlag

  10. Monkeyiron 2.0

    black and yellow....black and yellow...black and yellow

    3 years agoby @Monkey-ironFlag

  11. slysnide

    God those people are probably being compensated big time for losing 12 days of business.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  12. TheDude1

    Pittsburgh is going to be a damn big mess. Which is usually is anyways. I guess I will just have to avoid Pittsburgh for a month. Then again that is probably a good thing.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  13. Ghostman

    mmmm.........I think this could be the scene leading up to the Civic Arena explosion like they talked about a few months ago?

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  14. Brizzy

    Interresting!

    3 years agoby @BrizzyFlag