Tuesday, June 19, 2012
MACON, Ga. -- The heart of downtown Macon is drawing visitors for more than restaurants' lunch specials.
The Telegraph newspaper reports that filming for the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" drew a crowd to Third Street on Monday that grew larger as the afternoon wore on.
Debbie Lewis stopped for lunch in Macon on her way to Amelia Island for vacation, and she decided to come downtown and see the action. Lewis, originally from Macon, said she has been keeping up with coverage of the movie from her home in Decatur. She said she thinks it's great that movie producers are using historic Macon buildings for the movie.
The film crew will be shooting more baseball scenes Tuesday and Wednesday at Luther Williams Field.
(Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.)