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HBO Films Muhammad Ali Movie in Albany Area Today & Tomorrow

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This is the 4th time since 2009 that a movie is being filmed in the area. Add the new HBO film ‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’ to  ‘Salt’, ‘The Other Guys’, and ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ to the list of films being shot in the Capital Region.   Thursday scene shooting will take place around Albany’s Education Building as well as the Greyhound Bus Station, then on Friday producers will be in Schenectady’s Stockade area.  There will be many road closures.

While shooting takes place in downtown Albany and Schenectady expect many roads to be closed and CDTA bus routes re-routed.

Location 1 – Washington Avenue between Dove Street and Eagle Street

Road Closures 9:30AM-4PM:

Washington Avenue, between Ft. Orange Club/AE Smith driveways east to Eagle Street

S. Swan Street, between State Street and Eagle Street

N. Hawk Street, between Washington Avenue and Elk Street

S. Swan Street, between Washington Avenue and Elk Street

Emergency No Parking:

Washington Ave, both sides from Ft. Orange Club/AE Smith Driveways east to Eagle Street(9AM-11PM)

Eagle Street, both sides from Pine Street to Columbia Street (9AM-4PM)

Elk Street, both sides from Eagle Street west 4 spaces (9AM-11PM)

N. Hawk Street, both sides from Washington Avenue to Elk Street (9AM-11PM)

S. Swan Street, both sides from Washington Ave to Elk Street (9AM-11PM)

S. Swan Street, both sides from State Street to Washington Ave (9AM-11PM)

Washington Avenue, south side from AE Smith Driveway west 5 spaces (Handicap) (9AM-11PM)

State Street, both sides from S. Swan Street east 3 spaces (9AM-11PM)

State Street both sides from Dove Street east 4 spaces (9AM-11PM)

Dove Street, both sides from State Street north 2 spaces (9AM-11PM)

Dove Street, both sides from Washington Avenue south 3 spaces (9AM-11PM)

Dove Street, both sides from Elk Street to Washington Avenue (9AM-11PM)

CDTA Bus Re-routes

All eastbound Washington Avenue buses will detour on the following route:

Washington Ave eastbound to northbound Lark Street to eastbound Clinton Avenue to southbound N. Pearl Street to eastbound State Street

All westbound Washington Avenue buses will detour on the following route:

State Street westbound to northbound Eagle Street to westbound Elk Street to southbound Dove Street to westbound Washington Avenue

All northbound/eastbound buses coming from Empire State Plaza will detour on the following route:

S. Swan Street northbound to State Street eastbound, Continue eastbound on State Street east of Eagle Street

Location 2 – Pine Street between Eagle Street and Lodge Street

Road Closures 3PM-8PM:

Pine Street between Eagle Street and Lodge Street

Emergency No Parking:

Pine Street, both sides from Eagle Street to Lodge Street (2:30PM to 8PM)

CDTA Bus Routes:

NONE

Location 3 – Washington Avenue between Dove Street and Eagle Street (same as location 1)

Road Closures 7PM-11PM:

Washington Avenue, between Ft. Orange Club/AE Smith driveways east to Eagle Street

S. Swan Street, between State Street and Eagle Street

N. Hawk Street, between Washington Avenue and Elk Street

S. Swan Street, between Washington Avenue and Elk Street

Emergency No Parking:

Washington Ave, both sides from Ft. Orange Club/AE Smith Driveways east to Eagle Street(9AM-11PM)

Eagle Street, both sides from Pine Street to Columbia Street (9AM-4PM)

Elk Street, both sides from Eagle Street west 4 spaces (9AM-11PM)

N. Hawk Street, both sides from Washington Avenue to Elk Street (9AM-11PM)

S. Swan Street, both sides from Washington Ave to Elk Street (9AM-11PM)

S. Swan Street, both sides from State Street to Washington Ave (9AM-11PM)

Washington Avenue, south side from AE Smith Driveway west 5 spaces (Handicap) (9AM-11PM)

State Street, both sides from S. Swan Street east 3 spaces (9AM-11PM)

State Street both sides from Dove Street east 4 spaces (9AM-11PM)

Dove Street, both sides from State Street north 2 spaces (9AM-11PM)

Dove Street, both sides from Washington Avenue south 3 spaces (9AM-11PM)

Dove Street, both sides from Elk Street to Washington Avenue (9AM-11PM)

Location 4 – Greyhound Bus Terminal Hamilton & Dallius Streets

Road Closures May 10, 2012 11PM until May 11, 2012 6AM:

Green Street between Division Street and Madison Avenue

Dallius Street between Division Street and Green Street

Liberty St between Hamilton Street and Green Street

Hamilton Street between Green Street and Liberty Street

Pruyne Street between Broadway and Liberty Street

Emergency No Parking:

Green Street, both sides between Division and Madison

Dallius Street between Hamilton and Green

Liberty Street between Green and Liberty

Hamilton Street between Green Street and Liberty

Pruyne Street between Broadway and Liberty

CDTA Bus Re-routes

All eastbound Washington Avenue buses will detour on the following route:

Washington Ave eastbound to northbound Lark Street to eastbound Clinton Avenue to southbound N. Pearl Street to eastbound State Street

All westbound Washington Avenue buses will detour on the following route:

State Street westbound to northbound Eagle Street to westbound Elk Street to southbound Dove Street to westbound Washington Avenue

All northbound/eastbound buses coming from Empire State Plaza will detour on the following route:

S. Swan Street northbound to State Street eastbound, Continue eastbound on State Street east of Eagle Street.

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight has a cast that includes stars Danny Glover and Chris Plummer.  The film focuses on Ali’s fight with the government over refusing to serve in the Vietnam War because of his religious beliefs.

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