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Port Chester Street Closed For Ben Stiller's 'Escape At Dannemora' Showtime

EAP near a TV set is a sign there is action nearby. Crews and actors from HBO filmed scenes from series called "Escape At Dannemora," about a prison break last week in Port Chester. Photo Credit: Jon Craig
Chappaqua's Ben Stiller Photo Credit: Michael Schilling Wikimedia
Willet Avenue near North Main Street in Port Chester where an overnight shooting for the Showtime series, "Escape at Dannemora" was planned. Ben Stiller of Chappaqua is directing the eight-part series on the escape of two murderers from Clinton, NY. Photo Credit: Google Maps

This story has been updated.

A street in Westchester will be shut down overnight to shoot part of a Showtime television series on the infamous 2015 New York prison break.

Willet Avenue in Port Chester will b closed from North Main Street to Broad Street at Summerfield Park area from 4:30 p.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. on Friday to film scenes from Ben Stiller's "Escape At  Dannemora," about the escape by two murderers who were romantically involved with a prison guard at Clinton Correctional Facility in Upstate New York.

Stiller lives in Chappaqua.

Joyce Mitchell, the prison seamstress convicted of aiding the prisoners' escape, is serving time at Bedford Women's Correctional Facility.

Port Chester Police Chief Richard Conway said such film shoots are "wonderful for the community."

There also were movie set signs marked "TBL" posted nearby on Route 120 in Purchase.

Parking will be prohibited in the Willet Avene/Marvin/Lower King Street area. area.

Decal Parking has been relocated to Abendroth Avenue for the day.

If you see or hear any details about this movie, or spot any of its co-stars , like Bonnie Hunt, please email tips or photos to jcraig@dailyvoice.com

Earlier Daily Voice coverage of Stiller and his Showtime series can be found by clicking here as well as here and also here.

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