Another major motion picture started to film in Buffalo Tuesday, this one called “Nightmare Alley.”
Niagara Square is one of the many locations selected across the city.
Film crews have prepared the square for its close-up, complete with some fake snow cover.
The movie is being directed by Academy Award-winner Guillermo del Toro, who has been in town a few times scouting some of Buffalo's historic architecture for the movie's 1940s setting.
It stars Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, and Cate Blanchett, a two-time Academy Award winner.
"Nightmare Alley" is a remake of a 1947 thriller about a con-man who teams up with a psychiatrist to trick people into giving them money.
New York State offers tax credits for production costs, a program that has supporters and critics.
But Western New York has seen a visible boost with these high-profile films.
The next one on the way is a Judd Apatow comedy that will shoot here in April.
During filming of "Nightmare Alley," Buffalo City Hall will be open, but the front entrance will be closed between 11 a.m. through 11 p.m. People are asked to use the South Elmwood entrance.
List of anticipated closures:
Thursday, February 27, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Niagara Square
- Genessee St. between Niagara Square & Franklin
- Delaware Ave. between Niagara Square & W. Eagle St.
- Perkins Dr. between Niagara Square & S. Elmwood
- Niagara St. between Niagara Square & S. Elmwood
- Delaware Ave. between Niagara Square & W. Mohawk
- Court St. between Niagara Square & Franklin
- Niagara St. between Niagara Square & Franklin
Thursday, February 27, 11 p.m.-1 a.m., Gold Wynn Building (69 Delaware Ave.)
- Delaware Ave. between Niagara Square & Church St.
Friday, February 28, 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Buffalo Central Terminal
- Intermediate Closure of Memorial Dr. and Curtis St.
Friday, February 28, 7 p.m.-4 a.m.
- Howard St. between Stetson & Montgomery
- Fillmore Ave. between William St. & Olga Pl.