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Red Dawn 2 (remake) filming locations and updates

Posted on 30 September 2009 by David

Just so everyone knows.  Im trying to put the shooting locations and events in chronological order. You can see there are gaps.  As I update, im trying to fill in those gaps but keep the chronological order.  So as you look through the listing, just kind of scan through.  I highlight the updates and put a date by when i did the update.

If anyone lives in an area, that they know will be used for filming, or have seen signs (permits)  or sees sets being built let us know and we will get that information listed.   The Crew is trying to keep details secret and people away.  I think this is a very special event, and we all deserve to be a part of it.

Several cities will be used for the filming of the remake of “Red Dawn.” .

Pontiac, Downtown Detroit, Royal Oak, Mount Clemens and a recreation center in Highland Park will be used as locations in the film.

The production is also expected to film some scenes in either the northern part of the lower peninsula or the upper peninsula.

*All previously used locations, where shooting has already occured has been deleted.  Just to make the updated information easier to follow.

Two weeks at the end of September they will be working on transforming the area in Downtown Pontiac, MI along Saginaw Street, just North of Huron into a movie set depicting Spokane, Wa

- Update Plans are to close that stretch of roadway, and possibly adjacent blocks beginning Sept. 17 between Lafayette and University Street, which won’t reopen it until the first week of October. Actual filming is tentatively planned for Sept. 27 to Oct. 4 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.   Another  location will be on Saginaw Street, south of Huron and between Lawrence and Pike streets. The main location will be Main Street Pawn Shop, at 20 N. Saginaw, an alley behind it and a building next to it at 28 North Saginaw.

It is expected that the closing of Saginaw Street will only be needed during the filming dates “for safety concerns” from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1,

Update September 24

Looks like the date might have been moved up from the 27 to the 24th to start filming in the downtown Area!!!

Update on September 29

We heard that a “Cabin Set” is built at Dodge Park in the Highland Lake Recreation Area north of Milford. for a wooded cabin scene.  It included two identical buildings, one normal and the other partially destroyed. Sort of a before and after. (Thanks Conarymor)

Update for September 30 Just received an email said that Red Dawn was going to be back in Royal Oak on Friday and Saturday. Notices were posted to residents last night. Detroit and Rochester Roads. (Thanks Kristen)

UPDATE for OCT 1….per the local location scout…a Red Dawn scene will be shot today and tomorrow at the Subway on Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit…Adams west of Woodward to be closed.

If anyone has information about filming dates or has pics send them in!!

One of the sets for the red dawn remake– a stage for a propaganda rally, will be at Michigan and Griswold in Detroit.   This is scheduled the week of Oct 11, a week before the Detroit Free Press Marathon, that a week after will run through the set location.

Update for October 12: Based upon news stories and information recieved filming is occuring this week in Brighton.  If anyone has more specific and detailed information, let us know!!

Filming is also occuring this week at Griswold and Michigan in Detroit, Tue-Friday.  If anyone in the area knows the times.  just leave a post!! or email

Update for October 19: For the week of October 19 Red Dawn is shooting at michigan and griswold. location – police convention plaza tomorrow, and probably for the next couple of days.
If they are still filming at Mt. Brighton in Brighton, MI let us know. (thanks Linda!!)

More updates for October 19

Dates: October 12th – 30th Road closures for Red Dawn in Detroit!!

  • Griswold between State and Fort ((but allows access to Kennedy Parking deck))
  • Michigan Ave. between Washington and Woodward
  • Lafayette between Washington and Griswold

November 17: I hear they are filming in Grand Ledge at Fitzgerald Park this week. if anyone has info let us know.

November 19: Just got an email that Red Dawn have leased the building at 3100 west big beaver Troy, Mi and will start filming there very soon. The Tank has already been dropped off. They will be filming the tank crashing through the front doors of the old Kmart HDQs building and filming a few fight scenes inside the building. If anyone learns more about specific dates and times let us know.

We put together a Red Dawn Remake Facebook group.   You can join the group,  and keep up to date, or share information, as well as share information here about the Red Dawn Remake.

Information on being an extra in Red Dawn.  We have previously posted information also.

If anyone is in the metro detroit area, in Pontiac, in Mt. Clemens, Royal Oak or any location see signs (permits), or actual filming let us know.  Be our eyes and ears. admin@beforethetrailer.com or use the message board.

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