Spider-Man's web casts spell over Rochesterians

Posted at: 04/30/2013 10:32 PM
Updated at: 04/30/2013 11:32 PM
By: Lynette Adams

Spider-Man's web has cast a spell over Rochester. Scenes from the movie were filmed Tuesday along Main Street.

Most people say it's such an honor that Rochester was selected to be a part of the movie and not even the inconvenience of not being able to get around downtown for more than a week matters too much.

Music lessons were put on hold Tuesday for Sophia Stuart and her mom, Roula Alkhouri. This they say is a once in a lifetime experience.

Sophia Stuart said, “I like the Spiderman movies and I thought it would be cool to see like an actual movie shot.”

The Batavia mother and daughter were not alone. The shooting of the Spider-Man movie, which will close down parts of Main Street for 10 days, is drawing people from everywhere hoping for a glimpse of some real Hollywood action. Lorie Alicie had to weave her away around police cars, crowds and movie makers to get her Scoops Ice Cream truck in here.

Lorie Alicie said, “I came through downtown on my way to work and people were already here at 10 or 11 this morning. So yeah, it was really exciting. Everyone was like looking out the window. I just saw an opportunity and decided to come and check it out.”

Movie security is tight. News crews are not allowed to come too close. Police are keeping a tight handle on traffic, but spectators can catch it all. For this aspiring actor, it's a dream come true.

Kennon Welch said, “I really want to get out and be a part of the scene. I might not be able to be a part of the scene, but me, just standing here, is a great opportunity to see how a movie is being shot.”

If you didn't get a chance to see the action today, filming will go on for nine more days.