Rochester Senator Joe Robach joins his colleagues in the City of Rochester in their excitement that producers and crew members from Columbia Pictures selected Rochester as one of the locations for filming an upcoming major motion picture, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The scenes filmed in Rochester will be action sequences that include car chases and other special effects.
The film’s production team has been working closely with City and Staet officials, including staff from the Rochester Police Department, Rochester Fire Department, Department of Environmental Services and others to plan for the filming and ensure that all public safety elements are taken into consideration. The production team has also met with the Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority (RGRTA), the Rochester City School District, the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film and Video Office, and the Monroe County Department of Transportation to work on logistics for street closures and bus re-routing during the shoot.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set to film scenes in Downtown Rochester beginning on Tuesday, April 30 and expected to continue through Thursday, May 9, between the hours of 6 a.m and 9 p.m. each day. The scenes will be filmed on Main Street, between East Avenue and South Plymouth Avenue. Portions of Main Street will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian access during filming. Depending on the filming needs for each day, different stretches of Main Street from East Avenue to South Plymouth Avenue will be closed at different times.
The production team is looking for extras! Send your name, a photo of yourself, the year, make, and model of your car, and your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered. Please note that the City of Rochester is not involved with the extra selection process.