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Kings Restaurant Closed for Movie Shoot

'Perks of Being a Wallflower' is filming at Kings until 5 p.m. Saturday.

Kings Restaurant on McMurray Road will be closed for a movie shoot Thursday 2 p.m. through Saturday 5 p.m.

The movie crew will be filming scenes for "Perks of Being a Wallflower." Last week, the crew filmed scenes at a home along Mill Grove Road. from a Patch reader.

The film is being directed by Upper St. Clair High School graduate Stephen Chbosky. It is based on Chbosky's book, "Perks of Being a Wallflower," which tells the story of an introvert freshman who learns everything from drug use to suicide after being taken on the wings by his step siblings.

The movie stars Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd and Kate Walsh. 

According to Kate Walsh's — star of ABC's Private Practice — twitter page, Walsh is now back in Los Angeles. However, she sent out a number of tweets while filming in Pittsburgh.

May 16: "Just finished delicious day of shooting w/awesome pittsburgh peeps."

May 16: "Tw'orld! It rains in the burgh of Pitts, super party grateful for coffee."

May 13: "Still talking about the mussels @ Soba!"

May 13: "Also, to all the new tw'eeps, thanks for following me! Now let's get to the really important news: SOBA in pittsburgh: amazeballs!"

May 12: ":) tw'eeps, just wanna tell u I heart Pittsburgh! In other news...'Perks' cast all ROCK, especially Logan Lerman: amazeballs!"

May 9: "I guess word's out...yes, shooting 'perks of being a wallflower' it's AWESOME. A perfect script, delicious cast & fanfrickintastic director."

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Mary May 19, 2011 at 06:33 PM
We just drove down and the lighting crew are the only ones there for now. They said that they finished filming at Peters High School and will be at Kings for a few days. THey do not know what time Emma and crew will show up but it won't be for awhile... they are just getting set up.
m May 19, 2011 at 07:07 PM
would that be Kings on McClelland ?
Becky Brindle May 19, 2011 at 07:44 PM
@Mary - Thanks for the update! @m - No, it's the Kings in Upper St. Clair on McMurray Road.
Mary May 20, 2011 at 12:40 PM
Still no filming yet... the prop and lighting crew is back setting up.
Becky Brindle May 20, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Thanks Mary. Sounds like it's a lot of work just to set up!
Mary May 20, 2011 at 02:44 PM
Security has told us that Emma will not and has not signed autographs... she is shy. Hmm :.(
Becky Brindle May 21, 2011 at 01:57 PM
I'm happy you got to see her, Mary! Did you get to snap any photographs?
Marsha Spear May 21, 2011 at 10:21 PM
Kings is in the restaurant too! Our old hangout. They have the best milkshakes!

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