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Albany parking restrictions, road closures in effect for Franco film production


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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Albany Film Commission says parking restrictions and road closures in Albany will begin Monday, Nov. 7 due to the continued filming of the James Franco moving The Pretenders.

Last week, many folks were out and about in Troy trying to catch a glimpse of the film’s famous director.

Towards the end of the week the filming moved from Troy to downtown Albany near the Palace Theater, bringing with it a number of traffic and parking restrictions in the area around Tricentennial Park.

Road Closures — Nov. 7 at 2 P.M. until Nov. 10, at 2 A.M.N. Pearl Street, east and west sides from Pine Street to Columbia Street
Nov. 7 at 8 A.M. until Nov. 11, 2016 at 4 A.M.James Street, west side from Steuben Street to Pine Street

Parking Restrictions Only — Nov. 7 at 2 P.M. until Nov. 11, at 4 A.M.
James Street, west side from Columbia Street to Steuben Street
Steuben Street, north side from James Street to Broadway

Road Closures — Nov. 7 between 6 P.M. and 2 A.M.
N. Pearl Street between Pine Street to Columbia Street as needed when filming. Police Officers will be on site and will direct traffic at the closures between 6 P.M. and 2 A.M.
Nov. 8 9 between 12 P.M. and 2 A.M.
N. Pearl Street between Pine Street to Columbia Street as needed when filming. Police Officers will be on site and will direct traffic at the closures between 12 P.M. and 2 A.M.
Nov. 10 between 6:30 P.M. and 4 A.M.
N. Pearl Street between State Street and Pine Street.

Parking Restrictions Only — Nov. 10 at 11 A.M. until 8 P.M.
Madison Avenue, north and south sides from W. Lawrence Street to Main Avenue
S. Main Avenue, east and west sides from Morris Street to Madison Avenue

Road Closures — Nov. 10 at 4 P.M. until Nov. 11 at 4 A.M.
N. Pearl Street, both the east and west sides State Street to Pine Street
Nov. 10 at 6:30 P.M. until Nov. 11 at 4 A.M.
N. Pearl Street, between State Street and Pine Street
Maiden Lane, between N. Pearl Street and James Street

Parking Restrictions Only — Nov. 11 at 1 P.M. until Nov. 12 at 6 A.M.
N. Pearl Street, west side from Wilson Street to Clinton Avenue

According to the Albany Film Commission, there will be occasions where traffic will be permitted through these areas when the production company is not filming. That will be determined by Albany Police Department Detail Command during the production filming.

Police officers will be out in the area controlling traffic and helping drivers navigate the restrictions.

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