At the behest of my wife, here are some pretty poor shots of Oscar winning actor Colin Firth and Anne Heche, et al. on the set of “Arthur Newman, Golf Pro” on Fayetteville Street and Nash Square in downtown Raleigh.
Man, I had no idea they were filming today. What a great weather to do this. Hey, DT Raleigh has been used officially for a movie, with actual stars!!! Matt, many thanks for this wonderful set of photos 🙂
I think its funny they filmed in downtown Raleigh. But made it Terre Haute,IN. (the town I was born in of only 60,000 people) The made the News and Observer into the Terre Haute police dept. And they had a Terre Haute police car there.
Yes, that is kind of odd. Quite honestly I never understood why different cities/towns are used to film a movie that is supposed to be in a specific place. Unless it is a fictional area. Anyway, let’s hope they make Raleigh look nice. The last time I saw Raleigh in a movie was “Nights in Rodanthe”, when Richard Gere was leaving Raleigh in his convertible, driving along S. Salisbury Str, and the skyline was nicely shown in the background. VERY nice shot, indeed. Now, I wonder if they film many scenes in DT Raleigh. It would be really nice to see a few celebrities strolling along our streets 🙂 I hope they also film in areas like Cameron Park, Boylan Heights and Oakwood, or even Glenwood South.
yeah i saw that. oddly that little town in MA is where my wife is from. never knew about red hat there. oh well. maybe they should move the engineering HQ here too and then they could get their own building instead of taking progress’s leftovers
I agree with Jeff. If you are going to move your engineering HQ, you might as well bring it here, where there is an abundance of skilled computer engineers and other IT professionals. However, Red Hat is playing the incentives card and they know they can get the most out of it. They will not lose, for sure. In the meantime, virtualization and cloud computing are getting strong, which pretty much guarantees that Red Hat will continue to expand and possibly dominate for the years to come. Thus far, they are probably offering the best set of solutions and they have good partners. The way things are going, they will probably cast a cloud above The Edison. (Insert a crying or laughing emoticon… Your choice.) Sad to think that Two Progress Plaza will overwhelm The Edison. Damn you Duke Power and PE for being such jerks 🙁
You guys crack me up! Yeah, I was trying to get a rise out of everyone without providing the details. I agree with you guys about Red Hat consolidating offices here if you’re thinking about moving. At least that would keep the dream of a new building downtown. But I still think that’s a FART in the wind and it stinks!!! You never really know what’s going to happen, it is what it is…..
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Colin Firth filming movie in Downtown Raleigh
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