Roads in downtown St. Charles to close next weekend for production of Netflix movies, St. Patrick’s Parade – Shaw Local


The St. Charles Police Department announced that closures and detours will impact Main Street/Route 64 beginning March 10 to allow for filming near the Main Street Bridge and the annual parade Patrick’s Day, which takes place on March 12.

The Netflix production titled “The Killer” is directed by David Fincher and will feature actors Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton. Fincher directed box office thrillers “Gone Girl”, “Seven” and “Fight Club”. Fassbender will play a hitman in the film, based on a French graphic novel.

Main Street between Fifth Avenue and Third Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. on March 10 and 11. Police will be on hand to help motorists make the detour each night. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the city center and use alternative routes and bridges to cross the river, unless specifically going to the city center.

Area restaurants and businesses will remain open and welcome customers during filming. Production will begin on March 10 and end on March 18.

All street parking will be prohibited on Main Street between the Main Street Bridge and Fourth Avenue from March 10 until the end of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12. All street parking on Riverside Avenue between State and Walnut Avenues is prohibited. March 10 and 11. These spaces will reopen at 6 a.m. on March 12.

The South City parking lot at the Civic Center and Lot E at the southeast corner of Routes 34 and 31 will be closed at 5 a.m. on March 10 and will reopen on March 12. Field E reopens at 6 a.m. and the field at the Civic Center will reopen after the parade. Through March 18, the site of the former police department, city lot P, and the fifth level of the west side parking lot will be closed for the duration of filming.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns at 2 p.m. on March 12 and is accompanied by a complete closure of Main Street between Fifth Avenue and Seventh Street beginning at 1:45 p.m. The detour route will guide motorists traveling along Main Street from the east to go either north to the Red Gate Bridge across the river or south to Illinois Avenue, west to Seventh Street and north to Main Street.

There will be no parking along Main Street during the parade.


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