M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ Starts Filming – The First Week Update

The First Week of M. Night Shyamalan’s’s Movie Glass in Philly

Good Friday. Hope you guys had a great week. The weather this weekend is going to be unbelievable. My recommendations for a fun time: The Midtown Village Festival on Saturday in and around 13th Street bordered by Walnut and Chestnut. Besides the great beer and food, there’s a meet and greet with Philly Union Players. Best spot – McGillin’s. Old City Fest on Sunday – Third Street , Market to Race Streets. has the run down.  Plus it’s Outfest  on Sunday in the Gayborhood. 12 – 6 PM  centered at 13th and Locust St.

M Night broke the internet on Monday. In an uncharacteristic manner Night, who is usually super secret, has tweeted about the upcoming Glass movie, from location scouting to hints on film plots but nothing blew up the internet like the above tweet he did on Monday.  I answered back wondering where he made this tweet, knowing he was filming inside the Guerrin Rec Center in South Philly. Night
Then I remembered the film truck had wooden floors. So I’m going to guess that’s where it was taken. I took this shot Tuesday as they unloaded the camera’s in Old City where they were filming a scene at the comic book store Brave New Worlds.

The Old City Set on Tuesday. None of the major characters were on site, but two of M Night alumni from Split and Unbreakable were seen.
Actress Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) is seen on set of ‘Glass’ carrying a bag of comics. They’re not using real comics, but art work from local Philly artists found through Bluestone Fine Gallery in Old City.

Extras outside the comic store, Brave New World 55 N 2nd St,. The guy in the green shirt is a Production Assistant (PA)

Anya Taylor-Joy  would come out of the comic store, and then run into the building next door, basically to avoid the paparazzi camera’s. Rather odd for a minor actor.

Actor Spencer Treat Clark (Unbreakable) was just added to the cast last week, and appeared on set the 2nd day of filming. I like how he brings his own “cast chair”

Then it was lunch time and Anya Taylor-Joy  headed for her car to take her to her trailer. In the background is her stand in. Note the PA on the left stopping traffic on 2nd Street.
Hot Production Assistant literally stopping traffic

Last night to tease my weekly appearance on WOGL I noted how I wasn’t disappointed that Bruce Willis wasn’t on the set Tuesday since the PA was not too shabby. You know every once in a while I’m on the look out for a guy for my readers.
Metro Philly Online wrote a little about him.

And it turns out I was right, folks agreed he was something else. I have since learned his name is

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Tuesday night the film headed over to Dinic’s ie dive bar. It was fairly hard to grab shots my friends told me, as the windows were closed probably to keep the light even inside on the set. (I was covering the Mad Rex opening.)

Strauss renting out bathroom (Custom)
Nearby Taproom on 19th was supplying a clean bathroom for crew

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Bruce didn’t make an appearance at Taproom on 19th but Michael Strauss got this shot.
MNightShyamalan continues to film in South Philly near Melrose Diner. It’s not much of a secret anymore as each night the neighborhood lines the street, sits on stoops and gathers on porches.
This is a scene from 19th and Ritner where they filmed in a private residence. Wednesday they filmed in a “security store” across from Melrose Diner. Today look for them in the same area.

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Thursday night M Night filmed extras and stunt doubles at the 15th and Snyder Broad Street Line stop. The trains stopped there, and a very nice strap handler sent me this photo – thanks!!

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I was covering the Bartram Garden’s Twilight Gala. It’s social season after all. Can’t wait for Creed to come, it films in the winter when Social Season is slow. 10-5-2017 11-40-52 PM (Custom)
Check back on Sunday as I have more Glass movie tidbits. Hope to see you tonight at

Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest at the Armory.