Dunedin streets to be closed for filming

A section of downtown Dunedin will be closed for filming tomorrow.

The closure comes after confirmation a new Netflix romance, The Royal Treatment, was due to start filming in Dunedin at the end of this month.

The film will star Egyptian-born Canadian actor Mena Massoud, who achieved worldwide fame in Disney’s Aladdin in 2019, and American actress and singer Laura Marano (Austin & Ally, The Perfect Date).

A notice on the Dunedin City Council website says, due to filming, Vogel St, between Police St and Queens Gardens, will be closed to traffic between 7am and 2pm, and Princes St, from Jetty to Rattray Sts, will be closed to traffic between 1pm to 9pm.

Filming also took place in Dunedin at Larnach Castle on Thursday.


Ahh the allure of flash and fanfare of the silver screen, sorry, I mean home TV subscription service.

shutting down sections of the CBD for 8 hour stetches for a Netflix production is like dynamiting a hole in the side of your house so you can feed the ducks ;)

Yeah, but just wait, millions (or a couple) of foreigners will see Dunedin in the movie and desperately want to travel to see the place. Oh yeah, sorry forgot, only millionaires are allowed free travel and most people won't know where the movie was even partly filmed. Maybe it is just an unnecessary inconvenience.







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