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Corydon Avenue Being Transformed for Christmas Movie

March 10, 2011 3:52 PM | Entertainment

Corydon Avenue will look a whole lot like Christmas tomorrow as production crews on the movie “Beethoven Saves Christmas” transform the street to film a parade scene.

The movie has been filming at The Forks recently and at other venues across the city, but beginning at noon on Friday its focus will be on Corydon. The parade scene specifically will start at 6 p.m.

Crews will close the trendy strip between Hugo Street and Cockburn Street, with the majority of the work to take place on both the north and south side of the Hugo and Corydon intersection.

The day of filming will include 10 floats and over 500 extras. Eight of the floats involved are actually being loaned from the Winnipeg Santa Claus Parade.

Producers are encouraging neighbourhood residents to come down, watch the parade and be part of the “film festivities.”

And don’t worry about not being able to access your favourite watering hole — after all, it will be a Friday — production staff will be on scene to ensure patrons to local Corydon bars and restaurants aren’t inconvenienced.

Filming is expected to wrap by 1 a.m. on Saturday.


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