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"Draft Day" starts filming in Cleveland

(Cleveland) - Downtown once again turned into a Hollywood movie set Thursday night.

This time the Tilted Kilt on Prospect Avenue became the location for the filming of a crowd scene for the movie "Draft Day". 

Signs were posted outside the restaurant informing patrons that there was filming taking place and anyone who entered may appear on film.

During the filming the crowd was instructed to cheer and boo at different points, reacting to draft picks that will be in the film, and they were getting into character, often doing the familiar "Here we go Brownies, here we go!" cheer.


Tilted Kilt General Manager Tim Swan says he couldn't be happier to have his restaurant be featured on the silver screen. Swan says the location manager chose the Tilted Kilt after looking at 117 locations.


(Photos by Julie Courtright WTAM 1100)

He says "it's great for Cleveland. It's great for downtown. It's great for us being as new as we are to get that kind of permanent association with the Browns."

"Draft Day", starring Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, and Dennis Leary is about the Cleveland Browns. Costner and Leary were in New York City to began filming the movie on Thursday night during the NFL Draft.

Costner plays the team's General Manager trying to get the number one pick for the struggling team. "Draft Day" has a 2014 release date.
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