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Feature film "Selma" closes Marietta streets

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Hollywood is headed to Marietta - and it's closing streets, on the way.

Marietta residents may have a tough time navigating through the Marietta Square Friday due to a feature film shoot. The film, called "Selma" was written by Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Paul Webb and others -- and it's being directed by Ava DuVernay.

Most shooting for "Selma" but take place in Atlanta, Montgomery and Selma. However, the film will be shooting in Marietta on Friday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

According to the City of Marietta, traffic will be impeded on the following streets -- at the following times:

Friday, May 23

  • Intersection of Atlanta St. at Anderson St. will have ITC (Intermittent Traffic Control) beginning at 12noon and ending at 3am
  • Anderson St. (Waddell St. to Powder Springs St.) will be closed beginning at 6am to 3am
  • Winters St. (South Park Sq. to Waverly St.) will be closed beginning at 6am to 3am

Tuesday, May 27

  • Taking down of traffic signals and crosswalks at the intersection of Anderson St. and Atlanta St. beginning at 8:00 pm. Intersection traffic control will be conducted by the Marietta PD, and traffic will be allowed to drive on Atlanta St. and Anderson St. until full closure at 5:00 am on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29

  • Atlanta St. will be closed from the South Loop to South Park Sq. beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, and ending at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29
  • Anderson St. (Waddell St. to Powder Springs St.) will be closed beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28 and ending at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29
  • Winters St (South Park Sq. to Waverly St.) will be closed beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28 and ending at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29
Motorists are being encouraged to use alternate routes to navigate the area.

"Selma," which will be distributed by Paramount Films is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s voting rights activism that led to President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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