Sidetrack goes Hollywood

Looks like Hilary Swank and company will be shooting at the Sidetrack on Tuesday and Wednesday. Apparently, in the film, Swank’s character, Betty Anne Waters, puts herself through Law school by working at a bar called Adens Pub. So, for a few days, the Sidetrack will be Adens Pub, and the delightfully assed Ms. Swank will be either waiting tables or tending bar. As a regular at the Sidetrack, I expect to be asked to participate in some capacity, but, so far, there haven’t been any formal offers. (One just hopes that they didn’t take any offense at the whole Pencil Paparazzi thing.)

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  1. Ol' E Cross
    Posted March 26, 2009 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Mark, I’m sorry to report I’ve heard from reliable sources that they’ve alreadyfound an extra to play your role at the bar.

    (This doubles as my I’m really sorry about your back and hope it gets better comment.)

  2. Posted March 27, 2009 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    Are you sure you want to do this, OEC?

  3. Huckett
    Posted March 27, 2009 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Crap, will they be closed to normal people on those days?

  4. Paw
    Posted March 27, 2009 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    No, you will not just be able to walk in off the street and have Hilary Swank serve you a beer.

  5. dragon
    Posted March 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    God, is there anyplace else I can possibly find an $8.00 hamburger?

  6. Smeetfrog
    Posted March 28, 2009 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    The city has put up tons of signs, no parking in 1/2 of Depot town while they are filming. I wonder if they will close off the whole street?

  7. Pete Murdock
    Posted March 28, 2009 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    Here’s what I know on the filming

    Filming on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 31st and April 1
    Sidetrack closed
    River St closed from Photo to E Cross on both days
    through traffic detour River to Photo to Ninde to Cross
    Cross St closed “intermittently” for short intervals between Ninde and River on Wednesday

    Sidetrack and Old Depot parking lots closed on both days
    Frog Island parking lot to be used as staging area for film trucks, etc


  8. drivingthru
    Posted March 28, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    $9 hamburgers are also at Casey’s on Depot in AA. you can have that and a beer and only drop $20 on your lunch. If you do not tip.

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