UPDATED: TV Crews, Stars In Havre de Grace
Netflix program "House of Cards" is shooting in Havre de Grace this week.
UPDATED (8:30 a.m.)—Film crews were along Washington Street Wednesday morning to continue filming "House of Cards."
Traffic was diverted around the shoot with the assistance of the Havre de Grace Police Department.
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Residents walked Union Avenue. They hung out on the front lawn at the library.
Drivers twisted their necks trying to peek as they slowly rolled past the No. 2 fire house.
"What's going on there?" they'd ask.
"What are they doing?" they would say as they stared at the old City Hall.
"Is that Kevin Spacey?" they'd wonder.
Filming a TV show. Yes, really. And yes. That is Kevin Spacey.
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Crews from Netflix television program "House of Cards," were in action Tuesday in Havre de Grace filming the program starring Spacey. It's set in Gaffney, SC—which portions of Havre de Grace have been retrofitted to represent.
Crews are shooting at four known locations in the Havre de Grace area—the former city hall building on Union Avenue, a farm on MD Route 155 near Level, two residences in Webster Village and a driving scene on Washington Street in downtown Havre de Grace.
Havre de Grace was selected from a group of approximately 10 towns and cities.
Marvin Ruffin, the assistant location manager for the production crew, credited Havre de Grace manager of marketing and tourism Brigitte Peters for helping make Havre de Grace an easy choice.
"I didn't have a set location, I was just looking for certain things. We found two," Ruffin said. "I was like, I'm going to find everything in this town, so we don't have to go to any other city. With Brigitte's help, and the help of our department, I just kept pushing Havre de Grace."
Bel Air was among the other towns considered for the South Carolina scenes.
Ruffin, who moved to Joppatowne after working on the Baltimore-based HBO series The Wire, said he'd never seen Havre de Grace. Now he's seen most of it.
The city is no stranger to cameras—Havre de Grace has been featured in television and movies before.
Tuck Everlasting also featured scenes filmed in Havre de Grace.
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