Film production company WGTB Productions, LLC, will film a scene for the movie "The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963" Wednesday, April 24 for the Hallmark Hall of Fame channel. Filming will take place during the first part of the day.
Parking will be restricted on both sides of North Park Square between Church and Cherokee streets from Tuesday, April 23 at 11 p.m. until Wednesday, April 24 at 11 a.m.
Marietta Police officers will hold traffic while filming is taking place. No streets around the Square will be closed during filming. Film crews will work with Marietta Police to minimize the impact filming has on businesses around the Square.
"The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963" is a period film set in 1963. Ten to twelve period cars will be parked in the background. Newer cars cannot be in the shot during filming. The film is based on an award-winning children's book of the same title.
Most of the filming will take place inside the Earl Smith Strand Theatre. The first shot will take place in front of the Strand's ticket booth and is scheduled for 8 a.m.
More info: WGTB Productions, LLC, assistant location manager Ryan Dirkes, 978-417-9426