Mystery filming takes over Glasgow's Bridge Street outside The Laurieston Bar | Glasgow Times

2022-05-21 16:14:42 By : Mr. Jason Tian

THE streets of Glasgow might be making an appearance in a new movie ascrews have been spotted outside a famous Glasgow pub once again.

Last week, we reported on a mystery production seen outside The Laurieston, on Bridge Street.

Film and Television Unit vehicles were also spotted on Nelson Street.

It was unclear what was being filmed, and now, crews have once again taken over the area.

On Friday evening, cameras and floodlights were seen on Bridge Street, outside the legendary bar.

Several vintage cars as well as a London double-decker bus and a black cab were park up at both sides of the road, which was closed to traffic to allow filming.

Several vintage cars, a double-decker London bus and a black can were parked on Bridge Street.

Some of the businesses opposite The Laurieston were turned into a cinema, and the whole street was decorated with old-fashioned looking street furniture, from street bins, to poster and telephone boxes. 

Businesses on Bridge Street were turned into a cinema.

The street was decorated with old fashioned posters, bins and phone boxes.

Vintage adverts appeared to be painted on the wall overlooking the pub.

Vintage adverts appeared on the wall overlooking The Laurieston.

A number of production vehicles werre parked up around the corner on Norfolk Street. 

It also appeared filming was taking place outside and inside The Lunch Box cafe, which was tranformed into the "Sunrise Cafe" for the film set.

The Lunch Box cafe on Norfolk Street was turned into the "Sunrise Cafe" for filming.

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Glasgow has seen a number of productions come to the city in recent months. 

In April, crews were seen shooting a number of scenes for the thriller Borderland, which is set in 1970s London and follows an IRA unit, with dozens of vintage cars, red phone boxes and double-decker buses.

A London double-decker bus parked up on Bridge Street.

Filming for Batgirl also took over the city centre at the start of the year, with a number of Hollywood stars pictured on set including Leslie Grace, Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons.

Earlier this year, the Glasgow Times reported The Laurieston had also made its first appearance on a vinyl record sleeve for Album Club's first LP. 

It was created by members of the record club during the first lockdown. 

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Musician Michael John McCarthy - known as MJ - said they put The Laurieston on the cover as it holds a special place in his heart. 

He said: "It reminds me of my favourite pubs in Ireland.

"I've been going for 10 years now.

"They do the best pint of Guinness in Glasgow.

"It's a great community of people and it's probably the friendliest bar in the city."

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