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Looking south across the 1100 block of West Pikes Peak Avenue shows the activity in front of one of two older houses being used in filming the Robert Redford/Jane Fonda Netflix movie, "Our Souls at Night."
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Hollywood comes to the Westside: 2 historic homes used in Redford/Fonda movie filming

      
Production equipment is prevalent in front of the "movie house" in the 1100 block of West Pikes Peak, as well as parked in the street and along the neighboring parkway.
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A movie with two well-known Hollywood celebrities is being shot in Colorado Springs, with emphasis on the 1100 and 1200 blocks of West Pikes Peak Ave.
       The stars are Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.
       There has been considerable activity on both sides of Pikes Peak Avenue, based on the script calling for two historic houses. Through agreements with the owners, a Folk Victorian in the 1100 block and an Edwardian in the 1200 block are being used as the stars' individual homes in the movie.
       Since starting earlier this month, the production effort has not closed any streets, but has eliminated on-street parking on those blocks and adjacent side streets - a condition that will last through Sept. 22, as temporary signs state.
       According to Vanity Fair magazine, the movie is a “Netflix adaptation of Kent Haruf's final novel, 'Our Souls at Night.' Fonda and Redford will star as two small-town widows who share an intimate connection.”
       Haruf, who grew up in Pueblo and lived in Salida until his death in 2014, set all his stories in the fictional town of Holt, Colorado, according to his publisher, Random House.
       The “Our Souls” production staffers have reportedly been helpful to the residents whose lives they're disrupting. For example, Cecie Weldon, who has to go to work in the wee hours of the morning, said that bodyguards from the production crew have been assigned at that time to walk her to her car, which she is currently having to park a couple of blocks away.
       The last major film production with Westside locations was "The Incident," a 1989 TV movie starring Walter Matthau, which used Bancroft Park, the former Rogers Bar in the 2500 block of Colorado Avenue (which was temporarily made to look like a breakfast cafe) and a Victorian house in the 1700 block of Pikes Peak Avenue.

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(Posted 9/14/16; Community: Arts)

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