‘Hap and Leonard’ now film­ing

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - From staff re­ports

Cedar­town doesn’t quite look the same as it did some weeks back.

Store­fronts that were empty now have new names and items in the win­dows, rang­ing from a hard­ware store to a Christ­mas-themed tele­vi­sion re­pair shop, and much more. The A.C. Cobb build­ing now has an­other pur­pose, serv­ing as the Grove­town Inn.

Then last Fri­day and over the week­end the fi­nal touches went up to turn Main Street into a fic­tional east Texas town dur­ing the hol­i­days: a Christ­mas tree was setup in the park in front of Polk County Court­house No. 2.

All of this work was done — and much more — for film crews who se­lected Cedar­town into the set­ting for sea­son 3 of “Hap and Leonard,” which started on Mon­day af­ter press time.

To­day and Thurs­day, film­ing con­tin­ues with in­ter­mit­tent de­tours on Main Street be­tween Ster­ling Hol­loway Place and Stubbs Street ap­prox­i­mately 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. with full clo­sure at night from 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

The fi­nal day of cur­rently sched­uled road clo­sures will be on Thurs- day Sept. 28, with ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic will be in­ter­mit­tently de­toured on Main Street be­tween Noyes Street and Stubbs Street from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and full clo­sure at night ap­prox­i­mately 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Orig­i­nally, the clo­sures had been planned for Tues­day, Sept. 26 through Fri­day, Sept. 29.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion added an electronic sign re­mind­ing lo­cal driv­ers of the im­pend­ing de­tours and clo­sures com­ing up next week as well.

In the mean­time, crews have been busy in the blocks around Main Street on turn­ing empty store­fronts into busi­nesses that are ap­pro­pri­ate film crews to use as a back­drop in 1989.

“We strive to be re­spon­si­ble and re­spect­ful guests in your neigh­bor­hood, and to that end, we are work­ing with the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and Cedar­town Po­lice Depart­ment of­fi­cers will be present on the above dates to en­sure pub­lic safety,” the let­ter stated.

Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions also went up ahead of La­bor Day for film crews to have for use as back­drops for their fic­tional town of Grove­town, Texas, cel­e­brat­ing the hol­i­days in 1989.

The up­com­ing third sea­son of “Hap and Leonard” is ex­pected to pre­miere in spring 2018 on Sun­dance TV.

Kevin Myrick / Stan­dard Jour­nal

It was be­gin­ning to look more and more like Christ­mas in Cedar­town ahead of the start of film­ing of scenes for Sea­son 3 of “Hap and Leonard” that started af­ter press time on Mon­day. On Sat­ur­day, pro­duc­tion crew brought out lights and or­na­ments to make the tree feel more like the hol­i­days.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.