Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, also known as “The Magnificent Mile”, will be closed to foot and vehicular traffic on July 15th at 8 PM through July 19th at 5 AM for commencement of filming for Transformers 3. There will be lots of explosions and crashing cars during this time. The general public will not be allowed to enter the area directly surrounding Michicgan avenue and the filming is expected to be intense. Businesses along Michigan Avenue are currently receiving information regarding the filming schedule. This will in effect close down the busiest shopping district in Chicago for 3 & 1/2 full days! Security is expected to be very tight.
Those that filed to be an extra may be spending some time down on Michigan this Summer, but you won’t be shopping!
Thanks Splitnine for the timely tip! Check out this previous story regarding Transformers 3 filming in Chicago here at Collecticon.org.