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Source: Obama will visit movie set

"See ya tomorrow, Atlanta!" AP photo

"See ya tomorrow, Atlanta!" AP photo

President Barack Obama, headed to Atlanta for a fundraising visit at the Westin Peachtree Plaza on Tuesday, will work in a stop at the set of “42,” filming this week in Midtown and in Inman Park, according to a well-placed source with direct knowledge of the situation.

The movie is about Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color line when playing for the Dodgers. It has been filming in Macon, Chattanooga and Birmingham. Things are wrapping up this week in Midtown. Good timing for the president, whose people let it be known he’d like to stop by.

The movie folks were happy to oblige, and we hear from someone in a position to know that the visit is a go.

This will do traffic no favors, of course. Detours and lane closures are often part of the package when a movie films on city streets. Add in presidential security and … you get the idea.

According to fliers that went up over the weekend, filming is taking place in Midtown, on Cypress, West Peachtree and Peachtree streets this week. We drove by that area earlier and the only evidence of movie making we saw was a bunch of equipment on the sidewalk outside a location around the area of 6th and Cypress streets. It looked like things were just getting set up.

The moving is also doing some filming in Inman Park, on Edgewood Avenue between Elizabeth and Hurt streets.

We’ll post updates as they are available.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

222 comments Add your comment

Bonehead Blogger

June 25th, 2012
3:37 pm

Yes!!! The Prez is coming, grab your cameras!!! grab your cameras!!!!!!

Jamal

June 25th, 2012
3:37 pm

What an idiot!

DHD

June 25th, 2012
3:38 pm

Thanks for the warning.

jim

June 25th, 2012
3:40 pm

Grab your wallets..and guard them with a cannon

dee

June 25th, 2012
3:42 pm

President Obama will the best visitor Atlanta since April.

mike

June 25th, 2012
3:42 pm

Atlanta Worker Bee

June 25th, 2012
3:43 pm

Any idea what time all these lane closures are going to be in effect? I don’t want to sit around in traffic waiting to get home in time to turn around and go back to work again.

soapbox

June 25th, 2012
3:50 pm

he is not a King people…he is a politician now..so keep your obama alters in your house.

Kris Jones

June 25th, 2012
3:51 pm

Nonsense = Obama
End of an Error is coming soon – January 2013!!!

MHS

June 25th, 2012
3:52 pm

He only shows up in Atlanta when the uninformed want to give him some more of their money.

Maurice

June 25th, 2012
3:52 pm

If this causes a traffic disaster anything like the last time he visited, he’s officially lost my vote.

ME

June 25th, 2012
3:53 pm

Dee, can you say that again? Only this time, try using english.

Obama Registy

June 25th, 2012
3:54 pm

I don’t need to donate to Obama on Tuesday in midtown because I am already going to donate to him through an Obama Registry. I decided that instead of donating to Rodney King’s Funeral (they are asking for $22,000 to help for the funeral since they have no money after spending the $3.3 million they were awarded in 1992) and setting up an Obama Registry for Rodney Kings Funeral to Help Re-Elect Obama.

Jed

June 25th, 2012
3:54 pm

Great, more traffic delays.
The last time he was in town, the 400/I-85 merge was a parking lot at 10:30 AT NIGHT! Use a d*** helicopter!

catlady

June 25th, 2012
3:57 pm

I have to go to ATL on Wednesday. Do you think the traffic will be settled down by then?

Prepubescent Limbaugh

June 25th, 2012
4:02 pm

He’s come to turn us in to gays!

Atl Resident

June 25th, 2012
4:03 pm

Gross! I hope he has a short stay… This President has been a divider and will be known as the second worst President ever… The worst Jimmy Carter!

Nobama

June 25th, 2012
4:05 pm

He is a legend in his own mind.

itsmeagain

June 25th, 2012
4:07 pm

Lol. These comments are ridiculous

Mr Fernwell

June 25th, 2012
4:08 pm

Compared to Romney who hides his money in the Caymans, Obama is a GODSEND!!!

Jennifer Brett

June 25th, 2012
4:10 pm

catlady
June 25th, 2012
3:57 pm

I have to go to ATL on Wednesday. Do you think the traffic will be settled down by then?

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Yes you should be fine. Of course, there’s always the possibility of a traffic accident to foul things up but presidential traffic will be long gone.

Jennifer

TruthLies

June 25th, 2012
4:13 pm

Come on Pres. O, and enjoy your stay! Maybe it will be enough to cause a few aneurisms for your haters on this board. If not tomorrow, maybe in November 2012. We’ll have 4 more years to work on making the world a better place by reducing their life expectancy due to the stress and seething hatred they undoubtedly (and will continue to) carry around daily.

Dunning Krueger

June 25th, 2012
4:16 pm

Mitt Romney would never cause us problems like this. In fact, I bet Mitt will do the right thing and never visit us. Go Mitt. Remove the Illegal Kenyan Muslim Yoosurper!

Ryder

June 25th, 2012
4:18 pm

Interesting his visit coincides with the movie about Jackie Robinson. And like Jackie Robinson, when he was getting all the hate he couldn’t say “Its my race that you really hate!”, President Obama has to do the same. Imagine if Obama has 5 grandmothers like Romney has?? That would be a negative for Obama. Not so for Romney.

OhConservatives

June 25th, 2012
4:21 pm

(Atl Resident) wrote “Gross! I hope he has a short stay… This President has been a divider and will be known as the second worst President ever… The worst Jimmy Carter!”

Are you living under rock?

Republicans are more divisive by pushing all of their fundamentalists beliefs on the rest of Americans. They say the economy and jobs are the most important yet they all they want to do back home is worry about abortions, women’s rights, and gay marriage.

Kong

June 25th, 2012
4:22 pm

God bless President Obama.

WHATEVER

June 25th, 2012
4:26 pm

HE IS A KING TO BLACK PEOPLE; THAT’S WHY THEY VOTED FOR HIM. IT’S OBVIOUS THEY DIDN’T VOTE FOR HIM FOR HIS POLITICAL EXPERIENCE. NOTICE WHEN OBIE VISITS ATLANTA HE ONLY VISITS BLACK PEOPLE. I CALL THIS RACISM.

MsAtl

June 25th, 2012
4:30 pm

Think it will be anything like the Braves’ traffic jams? As often as baseball disrupts rush hour traffic, I am not going to complain about the traffic caused by the ocassional visits of the President of the United States!

joeybiten

June 25th, 2012
4:31 pm

Maybe while he’s here, he can elaborate on all the great stuff he’s done for the country….
What a pos.

egty

June 25th, 2012
4:31 pm

he’s wasting his time here, it’s repubs for the south even though most of his peeps live here, go figure. ole whitey voted him in up north, he covincen them bush was the cause of high gas prices?, $1.55 a gallon, please bring back the gas and job people, please !!!

Wesley T.

June 25th, 2012
4:32 pm

Right-wing commentator, circa 2001-2008: “It’s so great when the president decides to get outside Washington and press the flesh. Really shows how down to Earth he is. Helluva guy. I wish he’d come to Atlanta more often. Any amount of traffic is worth the honor. Come on people, show your patriotism!”

Right-wing commentator, circa 2009-2012: “That communist should get back to Washington where he belongs. He’s only coming to raise more money, just shows how greedy those Democrats are. They can never get enough! If I’m lucky enough to see his motorcade, I’m gonna spit on it.”

manao

June 25th, 2012
4:32 pm

so the great ‘divider in chief’ will honor atlanta with a visit…hold on to your wallets, folks.
the biggest race/class divider ever.

Karen Lanier

June 25th, 2012
4:33 pm

For what ? To get more, er, mo money from the brothers? He be dippin’ into their cash 3 numbers !

cade

June 25th, 2012
4:34 pm

I hope every dimwitted rethuglican in the city cry in their coffee when the president is here. He’s going to win, you know. And then all the rethuglicans can run screaming “the world is coming to an end” in the streets, while the rest of us more intelligent folks laugh at them.

Jackpot

June 25th, 2012
4:35 pm

I hope every dimwitted rethuglican in the city cry in their coffee when the president is here. He’s going to win, you know. And then all the rethuglicans can run screaming “the world is coming to an end” in the streets, while the rest of us more intelligent folks laugh at them.

Dale Tims

June 25th, 2012
4:39 pm

Can’t wait to see his face when the Obamycare rule gets hammered. lmao

Hollywood Don

June 25th, 2012
4:41 pm

grab your beer and your ankles at the same time

Stacie the GREAT!

June 25th, 2012
4:42 pm

Hey you baffoons on here. Get productive! And how about creating the jobs you’re crying the President should create! He’s done enough. Factually, most of you writing deserve another shot at school, your grammar HORRIBLE! No fears, I’m a teacher and can help you! Yes We CAN!!

Stacie the GREAT!

June 25th, 2012
4:44 pm

Oh Larn,

we ALL know, there are many more white ladies on welfare and abusing the system than anyone alive, stop your propaganda NOW! hahahaha…You guys are psycho. Where were your tears when the Bush mobile came through?? NOW, that, you should’ve been crying about considering we haven’t found those weapons of mass destruction yet!!

Orleansdude

June 25th, 2012
4:45 pm

stacie do date black? Oh you school teacher, you do all.

Stacie the GREAT!

June 25th, 2012
4:46 pm

Texas2step,

we expect that from you, you probably turned your own sisters out growing up, that’s ha’ yall do it because your so deficiently constructed (small penis), but mommy loves you, if you sleep with her!! Okay, so, good day uneducated sector!

Ryder

June 25th, 2012
4:47 pm

Those who worry about Blacks voting for Pres.Obama because he’s black, ask yourselves if you know anyone who would vote AGAINST him because he’s black. I think you AND your friends find his race more than enough reasons to vote against him. It just bothers you that others would vote for him because of his race. LOL…so stop whinning. Blacks have shown they will vote for a person regardless of race…have you?

HarryDawg

June 25th, 2012
4:47 pm

I did Stacie. Now that was some destruction. Tore that thang up.

Stacie the GREAT!

June 25th, 2012
4:48 pm

Orleansdude,

I am BLACK and beautiful and my family is wealthy and the stereotypes are just that. However, your grammar is terrible, go back to school, it’s free right now!!

Raygee

June 25th, 2012
4:48 pm

Can’t we all just get along. Oh his is finally dead. Crack head. Vote for him libs and dems.

Stacie the GREAT!

June 25th, 2012
4:49 pm

No,

I find the President to be quite WHITEY because a 100% Black man would’ve eliminated the current congress.

Lisa

June 25th, 2012
4:51 pm

Jennifer, please shut this down! This is ridiculous!

Nonsence

June 25th, 2012
4:52 pm

The presidents politics aside… what’s the point? Seems like a waste of time to me. I mean, sometimes I feel like he’s more about celebrity than the leader of our country. Don’t you have a job to do pres?

Phillip Castleberry

June 25th, 2012
4:52 pm

A big win for republicans today. Sad day for Obama administration.

Poe

June 25th, 2012
4:53 pm

I have no more change Mr. President.