Security on "42" turns away locals at Luther Williams Field
The movie “42” is in its last day of filming in Macon and many locals are still trying to catch a glimpse of some shooting at Luther Williams Field on Tuesday.
Security officers have been stationed at the sets entrance since last week, turning away the public. Traffic officer, Gerald Newman along with Timothy Simonelli have been guarding the set and seen many people of Central Georgia come up to the end of the road but only to be turned away.
"Just a lot of cameras and a lot of people trying to see the movie being made," Newman said.
Newman has been out on location for the past week only allowing crew and people involved with the film inside the base camp.
"They tell us who to let in and we let them in and we don't let anybody else in," he said.
The officers check cars approaching the entrance to see if they have a pass.
Due to being stationed at the front for the past week, Newman knows the faces of people that can drive through.
Even though locals drive up trying to get in, Newman said turning them away hasn’t been hard.
"Macon citizens have been real respectful,” he said. “We get them as close as we can but I think they understand that they can't be in the way."
A few locals who didn't seem to get in the way were Mayor Robert Reichert and his wife along with Chief Mike Burns of the Macon Police Department. They stopped by the set to shake hands with some actors and eat with them when the crew broke away for lunch.
The film will continue to shoot in Central Park until Wednesday. Production will then move back to Atlanta to finish the last four weeks of the filming schedule.