3:20 p.m. Thursday Sept. 24 update: The ramp from I-75 southbound to Second Street will be closed 3 a.m. to 11 am. Saturday for filming a commercial, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced Thursday.
A company named Shooterz requested the permit, says Elizabeth A. Lyons, Ohio Department of Transportation public information specialist. "They stated it was to shoot a commercial. That’s all we’ve got; they didn’t specify what the commercial was for," she said.
Original post 12:15 p.m. Thursday: The ramp from I-75 southbound to Second Street will be closed 3 a.m. to 11 am. Saturday for filming, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced Thursday morning.
The road closure is needed “to film a commercial for an upcoming movie being filmed in Cincinnati,” says Elizabeth A. Lyons, Ohio Department of Transportation public information specialist.
She did not identify the movie. Filming starts Friday on “Marauders,” the bank theft thriller starring Bruce Willis, Dave Bautista, Chris Meloni and Johnathon Schaech.
Singer Mariah Carey will film a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, “Melody & Mistletoe” here next month, according to the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission.
Electronic signs will warn motorists about the early Saturday closing. If it rains, the ramp will close at the same time on Sunday, Lyons said.
The temporary road block will not impact fans going to the Reds-Mets game at Great American Ball Park Saturday, because the first pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. From 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, sportswriter Kirk McKnight will be signing copies of his book, “The Voices of Baseball: The Game's Greatest Broadcasters Reflect on America's Pastime” at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.