Several downtown Chicago streets close temporarily for 'The Batman' filming this weekend: CDOT

Downtown Chicago is again turning into Gotham City
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Several downtown streets will be temporarily closed this weekend for filming of "The Batman," according to The Chicago Department of Transportation.

Filmmakers are again turning parts of downtown Chicago into Gotham City.

The film stars Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz and several other big names.

"It means a lot, another Batman movie here in Chicago," said Orlando Cadenas, who had been posted up just outside the filming perimeter since about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. "It's the best."

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The street closures will primarily be near the Thompson Center at 100. W. Randolph St., and at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Balbo Drive, officials said.

The closures near the Thompson Center will begin at 8 p.m. Friday and end by 9 a.m. Saturday. Saturday night, the closures will be from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday.

Both Balbo and Jackson drives will be closed from 6 p.m. Sunday until 7 a.m. Monday between Michigan and Columbus Drive.

Other nearby streets may also be affected for short intervals during the filming, officials said.

Cars could be seen whizzing through the area overnight, and "Gotham City" police cars were parked along the curbs, as well.
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