Wednesday, June 5, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: A truck containing a wardrobe for a movie being filmed in Maywood sits outside of the Maywood Multipurpose Building on Tuesday evening. | Michael Romain
A production crew has been in Maywood filming at various locations, said village officials during a June 4 regular Board of Trustees meeting.
David Myers, the village’s community development director, said that the village received a $10,000 deposit in rental fees for the filming of the movie, which he said is called “Swing Shift.”
“They’ve been filming at the multipurpose all day today and will also be filming at the Maywood Library, Kathy’s Kitchen and One Stop,” Myers said, adding that a scene involving a bus driving through town will also be shot.
A few hours before he spoke, a truck containing what appeared to be clothes from a wardrobe was parked outside of the Multipurpose Building, 200 S. 5th Ave. Myers said that the filming in town is expected to last about two weeks.
This wouldn’t be the first time that film crews setup shop in Maywood. In 2014, NBC’s “Chicago Fire” filmed a helicopter crash scene on the top of the former Baptist Retirement Home at 316 Randolph Street.
The following year, a production crew setup on the 600 block of South 13th Ave. in Maywood to build a prop structure in an empty lot between two homes on the block.
Myers said that the movie is a “positive film” and involves a comedic plot line. He said he was not at liberty to say who stars in the film. VFP
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