Ben Affleck to Film “Live By Night” Scenes in Boston’s North End

By Matt Conti
North End
November 11, 2015

“Live By Night,” a new Ben Affleck film, will shoot scenes next week in Boston’s North End, around the area of Margaret and Prince Streets. Assistant Location Manager, Greg Chiodo, presented the plans to the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) for the Warner Bros., Kiki Tree Pictures film. (See meeting video above.)

Taking place during the 1920’s Prohibition Era, “Live By Night” is a crime drama based on the Dennis Lehane book. To establish the period, street infrastructure (lights, signs, cars, etc.) will be retrofitted early in the week with filming on Friday, November 20th and possibly into Saturday. There are expected to be some fruit carts and horses coming through as well.

Parking and traffic restrictions will be in effect starting Monday, November 16th around the Prince and Margaret Street area with production vehicles and staging also taking place on Commercial Street near Langone Park and Copp’s Hill Terrace. Similar to last year’s “Black Mass” filming, most activity will be near the Corner Cafe and surrounding streets.

Parking vouchers will be available to those with resident stickers to park in the Brinks garage during the time restrictions are in place. Flyers will be distributed with more information. Questions can be directed to and

Downtown Lawrence the backdrop for Ben Affleck's new movie
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