Empire Records movie filming…
When I had an office on Front Street in Wilmington, opposite this building, there were a few funny incidents. I used the conference room for my writing classes, and the window looked out at the front of this club that the movie studio transformed into a music store, for the rock video ‘Empire Records” filmed in the early 1990’s.
When they began filming, an Assistant Director came to my tiny office with the only roof access, and climbed to the roof to install Clegg lights. The Ada asked me if I had a phone, then I did not have a cell phone, and my response was, “No, this is a low-budget operation.” That got a laugh for the crew who had all worked on low-budget operations!
After they began the real filming my students would watch from the conference room window as they worked on the balcony atop the store, and another ADA came over and told me, “Alyce, if your students are looking out the window at the site, they will have to stand there all week. We are filming the front of your building!”