Several streets in northeast Evanston will be closed on Friday, to allow for filming of a scene for the movie “Contagion.”

In addition, parking restrictions will be in place on several blocks in northeast Evanston from today through Saturday.

The filming now happening on Friday was originally scheduled to take place next Monday.

Several streets in northeast Evanston will be closed on Friday, to allow for filming of a scene for the movie “Contagion.”

In addition, parking restrictions will be in place on several blocks in northeast Evanston from today through Saturday.

The filming now happening on Friday was originally scheduled to take place next Monday.

The following streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to about 5 p.m. on Friday:

  • Sherman Avenue between Noyes and Central Streets
  • Orrington Avenue between Noyes and Central Streets
  • Colfax Street between Ridge Avenue and Sheridan Road
  • Lincoln Street between Ridge Avenue and Sheridan Road
  • Milburn Street between Sheridan Road and Orrington Avenue

Parking restrictions will be in place from now through 11 p.m. Saturday on:

  • The west side of Orrington Avenue between Milburn and Noyes Streets
  • The east side of Orrington Avenue between Colfax and Milburn Streets
  • The south side of Colfax Street between Orrington and Sherman Avenues
  • Both sides of Sherman Avenue between Milburn St. and 2310 Sherman Avenue
  • The south side of Lincoln Street between Sherman and Orrington Avenues
  • The north side of Lincoln Street between Sheridan Road and Orrington Avenue
  • Both sides of Milburn Street between Orrington Avenue and Sheridan Road

In addition, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday parking will be restricted on the north side of Colfax Street between Sheridan Road and Orrington Avenue.

The movie’s producers extend their thanks to neighbors for their patience with any inconvenience. 

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5 Comments

  1. “Contagion”

     BOO! This "epic" has taken over a 5 block radius around my daughter’s school in Evanston (Roycemore) causing no end of transportation problems as we try to get our kids into their schoolday.  Of course I’m SURE the production company has generously compensated the school AND neighbors for the inconvenience of not only colonizing the neighborhood for the weekend (hopefully no longer)  as well as inflicting yet another piece of insipid dreck on our visual culture.  BOO!

  2. It’s a nice day. Walk.

    It’s a nice day. Walk. And as for gratification culture, stop contributing to it by role-modeling a sense of spoiled entitlement to your daughter.

  3. Not cool.

    I’m as excited as the next movie fan about a filmshoot right in their neighborhood, but I just got stuck in the middle of the shot, having to turn off my car and wait for a scene since no one could tell me whether I should go around or go through to get to my street!  Neither of the people who were redirecting traffic knew any of the street names, even though my street was the next one up.  My street is a dead-end street, so I’m blocked off either way.  The second person I asked told me our Alderman personally dropped off notices about this to all affected houses, but we never saw one.  What a pain–this movie better be good Matt and Gwyneth!

  4. Whiners

    Please.  Be happy we are getting this exposure in Evanston for filming.

    My god people – IT IS ONE DAY here. 

    Stop your whining and deal with it. 

    You people are amazing.

  5. It would be a different world indeed…

    If parents could teach their children more of "let’s roll with the punches that life may send our way today" instead of complaining about the "no end" of transportation problems and "what a pain" it is to ever be inconvenienced.

    Why not try and teach them that each day may not turn out as planned but with a sense of humor, a bit of awe (wow, they chose Evanston to film a movie today!), and willingness to accept life’s little detours, they can get through their day just fine.

    And maybe they won’t grow up believing they should spend their time inside on a beautiful winter’s day describing their painful experiences for the benefit of us readers.

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