‘Black Mass’ filming in Revere Beach, MA this week


The filming of Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, is moving to Revere Beach, MA.

Check out the full road closures and filming locations below:

Beginning Monday at 5 a.m. until Thursday at 6 a.m., the section of Revere Beach from Shirley Bathhouse to Shirley Avenue will be closed for preparation for filming. The bathhouse will remain open.

Revere Beach Boulevard from Elliot Circle to Beach Street will be closed from Friday, July 11 at 5 p.m. until Saturday at 6 a.m.

Source: itemlive.com


    • I know they are TOWING so try parking on the street BEHIND the beach and walk thru any of the driveways up to the set. (@ 78 revere boulavard).mm but be sure you walk up and down wherever you park and read the parking signs carefully first..
      You dont want to be towed, especially at night!
      Good Luck

  1. Ruth..Oh ok.. still the same parking.
    Thanks. 🙂
    I think tonight’s set is different though because they took the set down so I didn’t know if it was in another area in Revere Beach tonight or same

  2. Hi guys, can you do a big favor for all your Cumberbitch friends and ask the crew when and where Benedict Cumberbatch will be filming again, then post anything you learn? You’ll get massive karma points for it 🙂 along with our deepest gratitude!

  3. My husband is an extra and shooting on thurs I’ll be sure to let u all know where -my son is dying to see BC on Monday 🙂 any news where?

    • Who’s your husband shooting with on Thursday? Is it Johnny or Benedict? Like your son, I really want to pin down Benedict’s schedule, since I’ll only have one day to do this.

      There’s a very good chance both Johnny and Benedict will be filming together at Anthony’s Hawthorne restaurant at 95 Oxford Street in Lynn (do NOT confuse it with Hawthorne by the Sea; that’s a different restaurant.) But it could just be Johnny. The thing is, both Billy and Whitey were tight with Anthony Athanas who owned that restaurant, and we know they both hung out very often at Athanas’ other restaurant, Anthony’s Pier 4 (Billy schmoozing with the city’s elite and powerful and Whitey sitting by himself at the bar) so it would make sense that they also hung out at Anthony’s Hawthorne and the brothers had to have run into each other multiple times in Anthony’s restaurants. WARNING: this is all just surmise.

      Apparently, they couldn’t shoot at Anthony’s Pier 4, since it’s just too dilapidated, and they’ve been fixing up the Hawthorne. There’s supposedly even a security guard positioned in front of the building to prevent people from interfering. Someone saw them move a bar into the building.

      It would be great to get a pair of eyes on that building between now and Monday. Maybe your husband would be willing to go there, maybe someone there would be willing to tell an extra if Benedict will be shooting there on Monday, especially if he wanted to know for his kid. Tell your husband he’d be our hero if he went there!

      Anyway, you should be aware there are two other threads for Black Mass on OLV. I’ll give you the links below and you can pour through all the latest comments to help. And since they keep adding articles, if I were you, I’d periodically search the OLV site with the term “Black Mass. It’s possible we won’t have any definite answers until the morning of!

      Also check for road closures in Lynn, etc. That’s a very big clue. Here are the links:



  4. Hi everyone, someone on Tumblr says they spotted BC at Logan Airport yesterday — I’d provide a link, but they clearly snapped an unauthorized photo while he was eating, and I think that’s wrong, so I won’t be party to that.

    This may mean they’ve already shot the restaurant scene, or it’s only Johnny’s scene, or Benedict is coming back.

    I wish he’d do some public appearance we could attend in Boston, instead of forcing us to hunt for filming locations. Maybe he’ll show up for Boston Comic-Con. I think it would be a bit unfair for him to do a public event across the country (San Diego Comic-Con) and not show some love for the city that’s hosted him all this time.

  5. Sorry my husband can’t go! BC us not in my husbands scene which we won’t find out the location till wed thks for the links 🙂 hopefully we’ll all be able to catch BC 🙂

    • Thanks for the info, Denise. Must be exciting for your whole family that your husband’s in the film! Good luck and keep us all posted!

  6. Hi guys, I just called Lombardo’s and asked an “innocent” question of the girl who answered. I asked her if they were allowing any onlookers into Lombardos while Johnny Depp was filming. She said No, unfortunately not. So I said, but you must be excited since you might get to meet him. She said, “yeah, we work here, so she we hope so.”

    I would call this confirmation. Johnny Depp, tonight at Lomabrdo’s in Randolph.

  7. OH. By the way, I asked her if Benedict would be filming too and she didn’t know…hmmm… no confirmation as to his whereabouts AT ALL!

  8. I’m here at lombardos with my son and his friends I think we may be way too early to see anyone and they most likely are shooting inside ….but we ARE parked right in the prkg lot in front of the main door 🙂

  9. Any idea where they are filming 7/15/14? My daughter is a huge JD fan and we’d love to catch a glimpse or more on her day off on Tuesday….

  10. More sneaky confirmation folks!!! I just called the fitness club at the Nashawtuc Country club and asked them if the fitness facility and the golf course were still open during filming. He said, “yes, but we’re providing a shuttle, since the parking will be difficult.” I acted annoyed and asked how late this was going on. He said it would be all day. Then I said, well maybe I’d wait until tomorrow and asked, “they’re not filming tomorrow too, are they.” He said, “no, just today.” I said, “well at least it’s for Black Mass and at least it’s a movie about Massachusetts history.” He said, “yes, at least there’s that.”

    I may stop there after work…

    • Hi guys. I went to the nashawtuc in concord. They’re neing very strict, and I didn’t feel like being pushy since neither jd nor bc should be there (if they’re filming wheeler’s murder, as I suspect) I only got a deliberately goofy few shots of the signs. I don’t know if you can see anything interesting if you pretend to be a club member or something…

  11. Hi Toni,
    Awe. This is too bad, Im sorry to hear.
    I saw lots of photos on tumblr & internet of Johnny Depp and Sienna Miller walking on the Country Club lawn with many people viewing. But possibly they were all staff, Country Club employees and Country Club members as you say.
    Thank you for the update! 🙂

    • Hi Lily. Yeah, it did occur to me they could be filming multiple scenes there, since it’s a large club and might offer more venues than just those needed for the murder of Wheeler. They also may have needed to film the scenes with Johnny on the phone with his thugs while they were killing Wheeler, just to get their dialogue well matched. For that matter, it’s a lovely club and Johnny and Sienna may have been invited to enjoy it.

      I realized there was a possibility that Johnny was there anyway. But honestly, I’m not actually a “star-gazer,” so even though I’ve always been a huge fan of JD’s acting, I wasn’t really very motivated to be there. I’ve surprised myself by becoming a full-goose-bozo fangirl of Benedict’s, though. It’s not my norm, but he is also not the normal Hollywood star. Even still, I wouldn’t be chasing him around, trying to get a picture of him if a friend of mine in Hungary hadn’t begged me to do it — presumably, so she can share a vicarious thrill.

      I’m sure the people watching were mostly members and staff of the club, since they had the club open for members during the filming. There was a big sign at the end of the club driveway that said no-one but staff, members, cast, and crew would be allowed beyond that point. A young guy driving one of the shuttles asked me if I needed a ride. I asked him if a non-member could ride up there. He said he’d drive me, but they’d ask for proof of membership when he let me off, plus he’d get in trouble. I didn’t want to get him in trouble, plus, the club is private property. Trespassing is illegal and against my nature, so I left.

      Even if Benedict had been there, I wouldn’t have tried to get in. It pisses me off when fans and paparazzi trespass or take photos of stars in private moments. For instance, I would really give a good tongue-lashing to the person who took the shot of Benedict, eating at Logan Airport, while he listened to his music last weekend. People should imagine how it would make THEM feel to have strangers snapping photos of them while THEY’RE trying to relax and have a moment alone. Why people think stars are any different from other people is beyond me. They have all the same needs as you or I, and one of those needs is privacy.

      I plan to be at the Lynn set, but that’s on a public street, not at a private club. Sorry for ranting, it’s just something I feel strongly about, and looking at all the tragedies that have befallen so many stars (and Princesses) over the years as a result of fame and the public’s greed to see shots of someone’s cellulite, or gotcha shots when people are on a date or in a foul mood (like there’s ANYONE who doesn’t have an off day now and then) I would give my eye-teeth to make certain that doesn’t happen to Benedict.

      I hope all of you out there join me in boycotting tabloid “journalism.” I even avert my eyes at supermarket checkouts. I refuse to look at the gotcha photos they plaster across the magazine covers.

      I don’t have any problem with taking photos at a movie set on a public street, though, since the stars are “on-the-job” at times like those — definitely NOT a private moment. So I intend to take lots of photos at the Lynn set.

  12. Alright folks, I’ve been digging again, to speculate on what they may be filming on Federal Street in Boston. First, such offices as exist in this location would be perfect for anything related to the FBI or to political offices, so already, this makes me wonder if Kevin Bacon and/or Benedict will be there. I can’t see much relating Whitey directly to this area or indeed to high-rise office buildings, so maybe no Johnny? Unless he’s shown either meeting with the FBI or under arrest?

    The most interesting thing I discovered was on the map. The Boston College Club (that Billy Bulger (Benedict) was a member of) is located at 100 Federal Street, Floor 36. The parking permits they got are located on either side of that building, leaving a large gap right in front of the building. A large gap that could be cleared and filled with old cars… hmmm? Although, maybe the cars don’t need to be quite so old this time?

    Billy Bulger apparently spent a lot of time at the club and they even threw a big retirement shindig for him there in 2003 when he was ousted from his job as President of UMASS Amherst.


    Could this be what they’re filming?

    So, we know Benedict is in London right now. We know he could fly back tomorrow. We know the scenes at Anthony’s Hawthorn in Lynn may or may not involve Billy, since he was also a patron of Anthony Athanas’ restaurants. We know they’re shooting there on the 21st. We know they are also working on Federal Street all this coming week and at least on the 28th and the 30th. We know Benedict will be at San Diego Comic-Con from the 24th through the 27th. We know if Benedict doesn’t come back to the US before Comic-Con, he will still be able to film on the 28th and the 30th.

    Two things I don’t know, but maybe someone else does are: When and where is Kevin Bacon filming? (Federal Street?) And did Billy Bulger ever meet directly with the FBI bigwig, McGuire (Bacon)?

    We know the FBI met with Billy, even if he wasn’t very cooperative. It seems to me, the FBI would send a big-wig like McGuire to talk to a powerful man like Billy Bulger… just a thought…

    There’s one other thing we know from Boston Electrical permits: They’ve been beefing up the wiring to that building and specifically to the 34th floor (not the 36th?) since June (I’d have trouble leading you the place I acquired the spreadsheet detailing this info, since I lost track of the tab and now just have the downloaded document.)

    That’s all I’ve got — just more speculation.

  13. A MESSAGE FROM LINDA (who’s having trouble posting here at the moment, but really wants to keep everyone updated):

    Well, here’s the scoop on the Lynn shoot tomorrow…just got this in:

    CP Casting is seeking MEN for BACKGROUND EXTRA WORK TOMORROW, Monday, July 21 starting at 6:00am, and working ALL DAY in Lynn, MA.

    Men 26-38 years old. Please EMAIL a recent photo or headshot ASAP with a phone number to contact you at today. It is for a scene in Black Mass that is a restaurant scene of FBI Agents having dinner.

    Linda also theorizes this means there will be no Johnny tomorrow.


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