Movie Filming in Downtown Monroe

The City of Monroe is being transformed into 1960s Hampton, Virginia for the movie Hidden Figures.  Hidden Figures will tell the story of the black female mathematicians who worked as "human computers" that helped America win the Space Race.  Set during the Civil Rights and Cold War Era, Hidden Figures is adapted from Margot Lee Shetterly's book "Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women who Helped Win the Space Race."  Taraji P. Henson is set to star at the main character in the movie, Katherine Johnson, as well as Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae as Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson.  

Filming will take place over the course of the next few days in the City of Monroe.  For road closings and detours please see the information below.  

Court St will be shut down from Broad to Midland:

March 17th from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
March 18th from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm
March 21st from 6:00 am to 7:30 pm

Thursday March 17th, 2016

115 Oak Ext. (Intermittent Traffic Control on N. Broad St. shut down Oak St from Broad to Booth Dr.)

From: 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

move to

202 Bold Springs Rd. Ext. (Shut down Bold Springs from Broad to Madison Ave.)

From: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Friday March 18th, 2016

Old City Hall Ext. (Intermittent traffic control on Broad St. from Highland to Washington & Spring St. from Midland to Wayne)

From: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Old City Hall Int. (No traffic control)

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Monroe City Hall (Intermittent traffic control on Highland Ave from Broad to Wayne)

From: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Monday March 21, 2016

Broad St. closed from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm . ( Broad from Highland to Washington & Spring from Midland to Wayne)