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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Filming Outside Grand Prospect Hall, in Brooklyn

Grand Prospect Hall, nyc Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

A movie was being filmed outside Grand Prospect Hall, some time ago.

Grand Prospect Hall is a popular locations for weddings and other venues. I haven't gone inside, but a friend of mine did a photoshoot there and said the interiors were absolutely stunning.

The street was partially blocked off and people milled around the set. Movie production entails a lot of waiting around. Movies such as Prizzi's Honor, Cotton Club and Foxy Brown have been filmed here. 

As you can see, the exterior of this building has some pretty decoration. It is 140,000 square feet large and was completed in 1892. This was actually the first commercial building in Brooklyn to have electricity!

For the Grand Prospect Hall website, including some history and photos, click here.

Related posts: Filming on Location, in Soho, Movie in the Making, in Alphabet City, and Making TV Shows and Rain, on the Upper West Side.


Chicken Underwear said...

You need to find a reason to go inside. Wow.

You will want to have a GIANT party for 1,000 of your dearest friends.

Olivier said...

belle photo de nuit, sympa de profiter de la lumiere du film

gerry suchy said...

Kitty, I must confess that I've been a lurker on your blog for a good while now and thought it was about time to go public. Your image captures are always captivating. I hardly ever miss a day of your posts. There are many street photographers out there but there is something about your perspective that is unique. When I figure that out I'll let you know.

So just wanted to say hello and get on board.

Gerry - Washington, DC

biebkriebels said...

That is what I like so much about NY, you see so often a movieset on the streets.

Kitty said...

Hi Chicken,
I've been meaning to go there for the longest time. After your recommendation, I have no excuse!!

Thanks Olivier!

Welcome aboard, Gerry and thank you for your kind words!!!

Hi Bieb
I'm always surprised by the film shoots and pleasantly so. It's a cool sight to see.

Chicken Underwear said...

You can have a lot of fun making believe you are planning a wedding.