Rob Schneider And Detroit, We Can Do It!
"Virgin on Bourbon Street" is filming yet another party scene in Greektown, Detroit tomorrow from 8 am to 8 pm. This marks the fourth time the production has been in Greektown in less than a month, which got us thinking, what exactly is Greektown?
Turns out, it's a small area of Downtown Detroit that features streets lined with neon signs, restaurants, bars, shops and a casino. That explains why they chose Greektown to stand in for Bourbon Street!
Of course, there are several Greek restaurants in the area, named for the population that settled in the nabe. Two of the most popular restaurants are the Astoria Bakery and the New Hellas Café which was once featured on Emeril Live; both are located on Monroe Street. The most notable structure in Greektown is the Second Baptist Church, at 441 Monroe Street. It was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad and is the home of Michigan's first African American congregation.
Apparently, the area has made quite an impression on Rob Schneider too. According to Model D, he hasn’t even wrapped "Virgin" yet and is already planning on bringing his next film to Detroit:
I'm definitely going to try and do another movie here. There is a movie I'm thinking about called the "Last Man on Earth," and I would love to bring it back to Detroit. The city has accepted us with open arms.
"Virgin on Bourbon Street" continues filming Thursday and Friday in Orchard Lake. If you have any other tips about movies filming in Michigan, let us know at email@example.com.
· Rob Schneider Wants You [Jaunted]
· Extras Needed [Michigan Film Office]
· Rob Schneider Tells Detroit: You Can Do It [Model D]
· Glorious Detroit: Grrektown [Model D]
[Photo: Model D]