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Watch for Broad Street roadblocks beginning Thursday

Lights! Camera! Action!
Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts students are planning to return to Cairo’s Zebulon Theater to film another production.
“Frankenstein’s Light” is slated to be filmed here beginning Thursday, with two more days of production next week.
The film, produced by Erica Chan, is the story about a girl who goes on a journey to save Frankenstein after he comes out of the screen to help her save her grandfather. According to Chan, there are two scenes that take place right outside the theater. The first is an ambulance scene and the second is when Frankenstein returns to the theater.
The FSU students are requesting Broad Street in front of the theater be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 and then from 6 p.m. until midnight on both Monday, Feb. 16 and Tuesday, Feb. 17.
Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton told city councilmen Monday night that the plan is to close Broad Street at the intersection with First Avenue N.E. up to the intersection with Third Avenue N.E.
Councilman James H. (Jimmy) Douglas warned Chan that following a previous production the college students left beer containers and other debris littering the parking lot of Attorney Thomas L. Lehman’s office next door to the theater.
“I don’t care what you drink but you don’t need to leave your trash where someone else has to pick it up. If it happens again it could affect how this council votes on future requests,” Douglas noted.
Addleton said he would be meeting with the FSU students to go over parking and rules of engagement prior to the start of filming Thursday.
The council voted unanimously to approve the temporary closing of Broad Street to accommodate the production.

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