First up, Lonnie set in this nice little spoiler-filled report from August 25th:
I was at the filming for The Dark Knight yesterday, they were filming a memorial service for an important character who dies, Police Commisoner Loeb. There was a stage set up in front of “City Hall” with a picture with a wreath around it. The picture was of Loeb. During filming of the scene, they would shoot of a gun and the crowd would scatter. No principal characters there when I was there, but I hear Eckhart was there earlier.
Patti later wrote to confirm this and give a few more interesting details:
Went downtown 8/24 to check out the filming. We saw them set up (around 730) for a memorial service for the police commissioner and possibly Harvey Dent. (We could not get a good look at the picture displayed on the stage). When they were ready to start to film , the streets were cleared of onlookers. There were a lot of police extras there. Very hard to see from a block away. This part was filmed right in front of the Board of Trade. We left and came back around 1130. We walked around to the back of the set were people were allowed to stand but they were very strict on no pictures. We saw Gary Oldman. The police horses were there (actual horses from a Wisconsin stable) and police for the 21 gun salute which we just missed. They broke for lunch around 12noon.
Drove past (my husband is not into this adventure) Brach’s today 8/25. They were working on the front of the hospital.
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