"The show was looking for a corner tavern in the middle of a neighborhood," said Lottie's co-owner Mark Domitrovich, who claimed HBO's
To save time, the show searched for locations around Lottie's for other scenes. This is common practice for TV series given tight filming schedules. "Chicago Fire" executive producer Joe Chappelle said scenes have been filmed at nearby Club Lucky and 6 Degrees. According to 6 Degrees' Facebook page, their scene was later re-shot in another location and will not air.
Fox's "The Mob Doctor" and
"It's a diverse neighborhood architecturally," Chappelle said of the appeal of filming in Bucktown. "There are small cottages next to million-dollar homes."
Domitrovich said "Chicago Fire" has already filmed at Lottie's six or seven times, including last week, and still has three more shoots to go. He has yet to hear of anyone visiting the bar because they're fans of the show, but that could change as the season goes on and the bar is feaured more prominently.
"People in Chicago like to see local landmarks — especially something that's part of a show," Domitrovich said. "It's a real thing, and not something on a stage. We'll have viewing parties for the later episodes. It's great for the bar. Everyone is getting a kick out of it, except for maybe the neighbors. They're upset about the parking."
Get ready: Actors Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort traveled to Chicago March 25 to prepare for the filming of futuristic sci-fi film "Divergent," they said on their Twitter feeds. Teller's agent, Tracy Brennan, tweeted that the actors took part in a table read that day. "Divergent" is expected to begin filming this month on location in Chicago and at Cinespace Chicago Film Studios on the West Side.
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