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"Apes" filming closes streets

New Orleans, La. - Filming of a major motion picture will shut down blocks of the Central Business District and the Lower Garden District for more than a month starting Saturday, May 11. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will be filming in the area.

The city will shut down the 100 and 200 blocks of South Rampart Street, the 1000 block of Common Street and the 1100 block of Tulane Avenue to all vehicles and pedestrians between May 11 and June 24.

Street closures and parking restrictions will also be in place on 500 Orange Street, 500 Market Street, 500 Richard Street and the 1500 and 1600 blocks of South Peters Street to accommodate filming through June 24.

You can find maps and alternate routes by clicking here for a link to the Film New Orleans website.

The city says it has worked with the production company to minimize impact to area business, residents and commuters.

According to Twentieth Century Fox, principal photography is under way for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." According to a news release from the city, the production will employ about 600 local residents and involve approximately 200 visiting cast and crew members.

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