armored_car_streets_special_asheville_2014The Hollywood movie crew filming a comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and others will take to the streets of downtown Asheville on July 29 and 30, according to permits issued by the city of Asheville. The movie is referred to as the Loomis Fargo movie aka “unnamed armored car” project. The story is based on the real-life robbery of an armored car service in Charlotte back in 1997.

As you can see from the images included below, several downtown streets will be barricaded, while others will have intermittent traffic control. It looks like Broadway will be the most affected.

Here’s the basic information from the permit:

Operating hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 7/30

Filming driving scenes for movie, involves specially rigged camera car/platform that will tow picture vehicle. As rigged, vehicles will take no more than one [lane] of traffic. There is a camera crane that will be mounted to the camera car that will swing out to the left or right of the vehicles to film side angles of actors ‘driving.’ Vehicles will drive east then west on Broadway. Camera car and towed picture vehicle will be prepped at 1st location (Pack Square) then escorted to Broadway.

(There will be streets with temporary traffic interruptions and full street closure)

Rolling roadblock on Broadway between Campus Dr and Catawba Street. ITC of intersections for turn arounds. Camera car/picture vehicle will be rigged in downtown Asheville then driven (with police escort) to Broadway to film

Thomas Parris of Armored Car Productions LLC

Here’s a gallery of images connected with the permit:

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More as I get it.

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