To the Eastman Community:
Downtown Rochester will host the filming of the major Hollywood movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from Tuesday, April 30 to Thursday, May 9, and during this time Main Street and some surrounding streets will be shut down between 6 AM and 9 PM. Action sequences that include car chases and other special effects will be filmed on Main Street between South Plymouth and East Avenues; please note that detours and delays will affect both vehicular and pedestrian traffic, as well as bus routes.
May 1: Filming at Eastman
Starting at noon on Wednesday, May 1, both Main Street and East Avenue will be closed to accommodate filming in our area. Production crews will be in our area beginning at around 8:30 AM, and streets will re-open at approximately 9 PM.
Main Street will close from South Avenue to Scio Street, and East Avenue will close from Main Street to Scio Street; Gibbs Street between Main and East Avenue will also close at noon. There will be no on street parking on May 1 in these locations.
Chestnut Street will be closed intermittently, when crews roll cameras on shots, and we expect that the closings will be brief—no more than 10 minutes at a time.
Scio Street will remain open to traffic. The East End Garage will be accessible from Scio Street and will open the entire day.
We have coordinated bus service logistics with the University’s Transportation Department. The Red Line bus will be rerouted to use Chestnut Street, but pick- up and drop off locations and times will remain the same. We have another bus on stand-by that can be added to the Red Line loop if we run into delays.
Safety and Security
Throughout the afternoon of May 1, we will have officers from the Rochester Police Department on site to assist in traffic and pedestrian control, as well as University of Rochester security and other coverage provided by Eastman administrative departments. Rest assured that everyone will work together to ensure that students, faculty, and staff can access the Eastman School of Music’s facilities in a safe and efficient manner.
Concerts and Performance Hall Access
For the Eastman Wind Ensemble performance at 8 PM on May 1, the Swan Street entrance to the Main Hall will be open and will be the main access point to Eastman Theatre for our patrons. the East End garage will be open and accessible from the Scio Street entrance. We will have signage, UR security, and usher staff on hand to help provide directional assistance to our patrons. The Swan Street entrance for the Eastman East Wing (EEW) will remain on card access only.
Remember: Stay Safe and Be Informed
While the filming is sure to provide some additional excitement to our Eastman campus. it’s important that we keep safety and security a priority.
Please be aware that traffic patterns during filming are intermittently being disrupted. It may take you a bit longer this week to get to and from the Eastman campus. You may want to allow yourself a little extra travel time.
While shooting is underway, detailed road closure information, including maps, will be posted on the City of Rochester’s website. The website also has helpful a helpful set of FAQs.
You can get information and updates on Twitter by following @cityrochesterny and using #SpideyRoc, or like the City on Facebook at facebook.com/cityofrochesterny.
If there are any questions or concerns please let me know.
Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance
Eastman School of Music
University of Rochester
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604