Dealey Plaza Film Action

Downtown Dallas gears up for high-profile film shoot with Hollywood heavies

Downtown Dallas gears up for film shoot with Hollywood heavies

LBJ Woody Harrelson
Dealey Plaza will host a shooting of the film LBJ starring Woody Harrelson. Photo via Reddit

UPDATE (11-2): The shoot is happening on Monday November 2 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. The filming will require full closure of the 400 to 600 block of Elm Street, 400 to 600 block of Main Street, the 100 block of South Houston and the 100 to 200 block of North Houston.

UPDATE (11-1): According to a statement from the Dallas Film Commission, the shoot is not happening on Sunday. "Due to weather, filming is being postponed," the notice says. "Streets will NOT be closed today (Sunday). Stayed tuned for a new announcement regarding Monday!"

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Hot-hot Dealey Plaza will be hosting another film shoot on November 1 2, and the area will be off-limits to motorists and pedestrians.

The City of Dallas will close streets around Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas on Sunday Monday from 7 am to 7:30 pm 9:30 am to 4 pm, to accommodate shooting of the film LBJ. The film, starring Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jeffrey Donovan, centers on the political upheaval faced by Lyndon Johnson when he was thrust into the presidency after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

The filming will require full closure of the 400 to 600 block of Elm Street, 400 to 600 block of Main Street, the 100 block of South Houston and the 100 to 200 block of North Houston.

The 300 to 600 block of Commerce will be affected for short periods of time on Sunday.

Evening rush hour traffic will be diverted north and south at Lamar and Griffin Streets.

The city is giving ample notice, following a film shooting in October that created some traffic nightmares for downtown commuters. Parts of downtown, including Dealey Plaza, were shut down for the filming of 11/22/63, a Hulu miniseries based on the novel by Stephen King. It resulted in a traffic gridlock so maddening that the city was forced to issue an apology to drivers for the inconvenience and a plan to step up police presence.

This time, a comprehensive traffic plan has been developed by the Dallas Police Department in conjunction with the film production company in an effort to minimize traffic interruptions. Parking garages and open businesses will not be blocked and pedestrian traffic will be allowed to flow freely.

The film set is closed to the public. Citizens in the area are advised that live blank gunfire will be heard periodically throughout the day on Sunday. In case of rain, filming will be rescheduled for either Monday, November 2, from 9:30 am to 4 pm or Tuesday, November 3, from 9 am to 4 pm.