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Tyler Perry Filming in Avondale Estates Nov. 26-Dec. 5

The Waffle House and two lanes of East College Avenue will be closed on Monday.

Attention, film fans.

Movie mogul Tyler Perry will be directing a new film titled "Single Mom's Club" in Avondale Estates from Monday, Nov. 26, to Wednesday, Dec. 5, according to information sent out by the City of Avondale Estates.

The movie will star Perry, Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Zulay Henao and William Levy.

The city told residents to expect some disruptions.

The Waffle House restaurant, located at 2850 E. College Avenue, will be closed on November 26th from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. for filming.  In addition, the two (2) westbound lanes of E. College Avenue, between Pine and Olive Streets, will be closed. The turn lane along E. College Avenue will be made into a westbound lane and the two (2) east bound lanes will operate as usual. This closure was approved by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

The website www.movieweb.com says the movie is about single mothers forced to come together after an incident at their children's school. Lionsgate will distribute the movie, which is expected in theaters May 9, 2014.

This is not the first movie made in Avondale Estates. Back in April, scenes for the remake of Steel Magnolias were shot in the city. That movie aired on the Lifetime network.

The city's other recent brush with stardom occurred over Labor Day weekend 2011 when Justin Bieber filmed a public service announcement urging people not to text while driving.

Travel Writer November 26, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Tyler Perry is a God-send to so many! I am so proud to call him one of our own! He is continually working to improve and support local businesses --- let's make sure we give him our full support in return.
Les Klimek November 26, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Do they need Extras??
Michelle Scully November 27, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Wondering about extra work also!
Shirley Frances November 28, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Does Tyler need a red 1960 Plymouth Fury convertible for a street scene!? Shirley Frances
Stephanie Powell December 20, 2012 at 09:34 AM
Sure thing and try to date him :D

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