Dealey Plaza Transformed for Miniseries Filming

Dealey Plaza will be taken back in time for a TV miniseries filming in the area through Thursday.

Signage will be taken down in spots to make the area appear as it did in 1963 for production of "11/22/63," based on the Stephen King novel and starring James Franco.

Several areas of Dealey Plaza will also be closed to vehicle traffic. The following streets will be closed 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday:

  • 400-600 blocks of Elm Street
  • 400-600 blocks of Main Street
  • 100 blocks of South Houston Street
  • 100-200 blocks of North Houston Street

The following streets will be closed 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday:

  • 600-800 blocks of westbound Elm Street
  • 600-800 blocks of Main Street
  • 100 block of South Austin Street

Parking garages and businesses entrances will not be blocked and pedestrian traffic will still be able to flow freely.

Chopper 5 captures video of Dealey Plaza, which was transformed and blocked off in places for the filming of a miniseries starring James Franco.

Officials also warned that live blank gunfire will be heard periodically Thursday.

Several Dallas Area Rapid Transit routes will be detoured during filming as well. For a full list, visit www.dart.org/rideralerts/fullra.asp?id=2703.

Two major productions — the miniseries “11/22/63” and the telenovella “Queen of the South” — are bringing business and road closures to Downtown Dallas.

"Queen of the South" Brings Jobs to Dallas

"11/22/63" isn't the only film production going on right now in downtown Dallas. "Queen of the South" is a television series that tells the story of a woman who becomes the head of a drug cartel.

The series has already begun shooting in Dallas. Shooting will last six to seven months.

According to a memo from Dallas' First Assistant City Manager Ryan Evans, the operation of the series is expected to result in jobs for 390 crew members with average salaries of $29 an hour, plus 84 cast members and 1,800 extras hired.

Local spending for the first season's production of "Queen of the South" is estimated at 18 million dollars. The total economic impact from the first season is estimated at $41.4 million.

Although shooting for the series will continue for several months, road closures associated with it will only last through Thursday evening.

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