Downtown street closures for shooting of movie to begin Thursday, May 2

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 7:10pm

Several streets in the downtown area will close to traffic over the next two weeks to film the movie “Search Party,” a comedy produced by Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Films.

The film is directed by Scot Armstrong, who is best known for writing hits like “Hangover,” “Elf,” and “Old School.”

“Search Party” stars T.J. Miller, Adam Pally and Thomas Middleditch in a comedy about two friends who embark on a mission to reunite their pal with the woman he was going to marry.

“We welcome our friends from Gold Circle and Universal back to Baton Rouge,” Mayor Melvin L. “Kip” Holden said. “The last film that they made here was ‘Pitch Perfect,’ a musical comedy that cost $17 million and grossed more than $112 million at the box office. We hope that they can build upon that success with the filming of “Search Party.”

Please be aware of the following street closures and parking restrictions due to the filming of “Search Party” in downtown Baton Rouge:

Thursday, May 2 - Saturday, May 4: Lafayette Street between Convention Street and North Boulevard will be closed to traffic, with parking restrictions on Lafayette Street

Saturday, May 4: Intermittent Traffic closures will occur on North Blvd between 4th Street and River Road between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Parking restrictions will be enforced on North Boulevard (eastbound and westbound) between 3rd Street and 5th Street.

Saturday, May 4: Intermittent Traffic closures will also occur on North 4th Street between North Boulevard and Convention Street between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Parking will be restricted on N. 4th Street between North Boulevard and Convention Street from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Monday, May 6: Intermittent Traffic closures will occur on Spanish Town Road between N. 5th Street and N.3rd Street from 2:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Parking will be restricted on Spanish Town Road between 5th Street and 3rd Street from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. Parking will also be restricted on both sides of N. 4th Street between Spanish Town Road and Lafayette Street, and on the southbound side of N. 4th Street between Lafayette Street and North Street from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 14: Intermittent Traffic closures will occur on North Boulevard between Lafayette and River Road from 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Parking will be restricted on both sides of North Boulevard between Third Street and River Road from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on both sides of South River Road in the area around North Boulevard and the Old State Capitol.

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