PITTSBURGH — Hollywood was visiting the area this week. Showtime is shooting an arrangement, and they picked nearby coffee shop, Don’s Diner, to be essential for it.
“It is amazing how they transform it. The size of this place doesn’t matter. When you see it on TV it looks 10 times bigger. I love it!” said Marcie Kemmler, owner of Don’s Diner.
The diner in the Woods Run neighborhood of Pittsburgh is denoting its 25th anniversary this year with its tenth production. Owner Marcie Kemmler says the following movies/shows were filmed there over the years:
There was additionally a Lifetime film, a music video, and a college documentary. Everything began in 2009 when the main film, Warrior, was shot there.
“Nick Nolte and Tom Hardy were so amazing, down to earth ,” said Kemmler.
So how did Hollywood discover Don’s Diner?
“A scout from the South Side had come in and said ‘you’re on the list. We wanted to look. You’re the perfect location,’” said Kemmler. “They loved the structure, they loved the bridges, the trains, the lots where they can set up their stuff.”
The Showtime production crew set up the diner for their liking a few months ago and filmed this week. Kemmler says it’s for another arrangement that is set to air this fall called American Rust. It’s set in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
She takes great consideration of the creations who pick her, since she says they take great consideration of her: one added a window, another additional new ledges, and the latest supplanted a few lights and a doorknob.
On recording day Kemmler says it’s coordinated tumult.
“You see the people, here, there, on the walkie talkie, cameras,” Kemmler said. “And everything is like done, boom, boom, boom.”
She figures the hurricane day will reverberate with crowds for quite a long time to come.
“It’s truly going to help us when individuals see us on the screen. Individuals will say, ‘Gracious I need to go there. I realize where that is at.'”
It is simply Marcie and her progression father running Don’s Diner; they haven’t had the option to bear the cost of paying any other person during the pandemic. In view of state limitations, they’ve simply had the option to have six individuals inside at an at once of them are their regulars.
“I can’t thank them enough for always sticking with us through these rough times and I really appreciate everybody,” said Kemmler.
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