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The Disney+ show, Genius: MLK/X, will be filming in Downtown Macon Monday and Tuesday, January 30 and 31, 2023. There will be prep work leading up to those days and clean up after. This season of Genius tells the dual stories of Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. The list of road and public closures for prep, filming, and wrap is below.

"I hear time and time again how amazing our community is when people come from all over the country to act and film here, that it's part of the reason scouts keep coming back to see how they can work here more," says Mayor Lester Miller.

"We are definitely becoming one of the places to film because we have the people, the scenery, and the expertise that can match almost any need of a production company," says Aaron Buzza with Visit Macon. "This is great as people are staying in our hotels, hiring local people to work and act, and spending money with local businesses."

This television filming follows several movies and shows that have filmed in Macon-Bibb, including The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, Wise Blood, A Trip to Bountiful, The Crazies, Trouble with the Curve, 42, Need For Speed, The Fifth Wave, The Best of Enemies, Zombieland: Double Tap, and Justice on Trial. Several television shows have also filmed here, including Brockmire, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Witches of East End, Watchmen, Lovecraft Country, The Go-Big Show, and FLOTUS.

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Please be aware that GENIUS: MLK/X does depict difficult subject matter related to racial injustice and/or violence. This can include but is not limited to segregation, police brutality, references to slavery, etc. Scenes being filmed in Macon may be particularly upsetting as they depict Selma's historic voting rights protest and the violence which ensued.

Road and Public Closures

Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • Parking lane closure eastbound Poplar Street for half a block from Second Street to crosswalk

Friday, January 27, 2023
  • Parking lane closure on west side of northbound Mulberry Street from Second Street, north a distance of 100 feet
  • Parking lane closure eastbound Poplar Street for half a block from Second Street to crosswalk

Sunday, January 29, 2023
  • Parking lane closure on northbound Second Street from Cherry Street to Mulberry Street Lane

Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Limited portions of the Bibb County Courthouse will be marked and closed to the public.
  • All Courts and offices will operate as normal and trials as scheduled. Everyone should arrive for jury duty and trial as scheduled.
  • Standard Courthouse procedure, including the main entrance on 2nd Street, will operate as normal.
  • Full Closure of Mulberry Street between First Street and Second Street
  • Parking lane closures on both northbound parking lanes of Mulberry Street south of 2nd Street for half a block
  • Parking lane closures on both sides of Second Street between Mulberry Street and Walnut Street
  • Intermittent Traffic Control on intersection of Second Street and Mulberry Street
  • Parking lane closures on both sides of Mulberry Street from Second Street to New Street (Parking lanes between First Street and Second Street included in Mulberry Street closure)
  • Intermittent Traffic Control on Mulberry Street between New Street and Second Street
  • Intermittent Traffic Control on First Street between Mulberry Street Lane and Walnut Street Lane
  • Parking lane closure on northbound Second Street from Cherry Street to Mulberry Street Lane
  • Parking lane closure of west side parking lane on southbound Poplar Street between Second Street and Third Street

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Full closure of Second Street between Mulberry Street and Cherry Street
  • Closure Cotton Avenue
  • Parking lane closures on both sides of Second Street from Cherry Street west for half a block
  • Parking lane closures on both sides of Cherry Street from Second Street to Cotton Avenue
  • Parking lane closures on both sides of Cherry Street from Second Street South for half a block
  • Intermittent Traffic Control requested on Cherry Street between Cotton Avenue and Second Street
  • Closure of southbound Poplar Street between Second Street and Third Street
  • Parking lane closure on west side of northbound Poplar Street between Second Street and Third Street
  • Parking lane closure on west side of northbound Mulberry Street from Second Street going north a distance of 100 feet

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
  • Parking lane closure on westbound Second Street from Cherry Street to Mulberry Street Lane
  • Parking lane closure eastbound Poplar Street half-block from Second Street to crosswalk

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