Pennsylvania’s second-largest city is going Hollywood. Pittsburgh, or more aptly named “Glitzburgh”, has hosted some serious movie action as of late. The biggest movie to film in the area is the latest installment of the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises
The Batman franchise has been commercially successful. The last installment, The Dark Knight grossed over $1 BILLION! Bringing the film to Pittsburgh has been an economic boon for many downtown businesses and Greater Pittsburgh in general. In addition, I read there were 3,000 extras hired for the film while in Pittsburgh. 9,000 people showed up for a chance to be in the movie.
Read the article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and see what impact a big-budget film can have on the hosting community.