Batman doing a mic check on the steps of Mellon Institute

Batman doing a mic check on the steps of Mellon Institute

Batman the Dark Knight Rises has finished up filming in Oakland around CMU and Pitt (at least the outdoor stuff), and now they have made way into Downtown Pittsburgh. They are supposed to have snow, chase scenes, and explosions! As if traffic isn’t bad enough getting into, around, and out of the city. Check out the current list of road closures…

Click here for the full list of Downtown traffic advisories during Batman filming

Filming is from Tuesday, August 9 – Thursday, August 21

The most important traffic alerts so far aka avoid these streets:

  • Oliver Avenue from Wood Street to Grant Street will be closed from 8pm on Tuesday, August 9th through 5am on Thursday, August 11th.
  • Smithfield Street from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue will be closed from 8pm on Tuesday, August 9th through 5am on Thursday, August 11th.
  • The north side curb lane of Fifth Avenue from Smithfield to Liberty Avenue will be closed from 6pm on Tuesday, August 9th through 5am on Thursday, August 11th.
  • There will be intermittent traffic control on Grant Street, William Penn Place and Wood Street.

A memo that was sent to PPG Place employees…

Batman Filming in Downtown Pittsburgh - Memo from PPG Place

Batman Filming in Downtown Pittsburgh - Memo from PPG Place

Hey but don’t worry because Macy’s is open for business. People still shop there?

Macy's Downtown is open during Batman filming

Macy's Downtown is open during Batman filming (thanks @gwenix)

"Fresh Snow Do Not Disturb" on the Batman set in Pittsburgh by @TPBDerek

"Fresh Snow Do Not Disturb" on the Batman set in Pittsburgh by @TPBDerek

Batman to the Bat Cave

Batman to the Bat Cave (via @MusicCityMedia and @Bob_Carroll)

Boring Pittsburgh presents: Batman in the Burgh If you successfully grab any spyshots of Batman vehicles and props, share them in the comments section below! Post the link, embed YouTube videos, or use HTML to insert pics. Or send them to tips@boringpittsburgh.com.

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