Fire Call Box on Orchard Painted Bronze for “Now You See Me” Filming

Posted on: March 27th, 2012 at 6:18 am by

At the end of last week, the old-world fire call box at the northeast corner of Orchard and Broome mysteriously changed colors from bright red to dirty bronze.  We had a hunch that the subtle swap was somehow connected to the marathon filming of late for Now You See Me. Turned out to be the truth.

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Sunday afternoon, a strange sign was taped to the decorative call box, assuring those in the neighborhood that the emergency telecom technology is still very much operational. At first glance, the announcement appeared to be an advertisement or street campaign of some sort. A call to the listed number debunked that theory, instead revealing that the color change was at the director’s behest for the recent film shoots. Its placement so late in the game is evidence enough that Now You See Me will likely return to these parts in due course.

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