Hollywood To Blow Up Knapp Street Burger King Tomorrow


Photo by Robert Fernandez

Sheepshead Bay and other parts of Southern Brooklyn are quickly becoming a fashionable place for Hollywood types to film their movies. The latest movie filming our streets is Cymbeline, a modern-day adaptation of the William Shakespeare classic, not the Pink Floyd song.

The movie, directed by Michael Almereyda, stars the likes of Ethan Hawke, Mila Jovovich and Ed Harris and will be filming scenes this Thursday and Friday on Knapp Street between Avenue X and Avenue Y. Shooting will also take place on Avenue Y between Knapp Street and Bringham Street. One scene will be shot at the Burger King (2481 Knapp Street). Here is the description of the scene from the event notice issued:


2481 KNAPP STREET, Brooklyn (Interior Exterior)

Description: A battle in urban wasteland btwn a biker gang and local police. Various interior-exterior scenes in small empty burger king and surrounding private parking lot 3 Picture Squad Cars, 8 motorcycles. prop guns, handcuffs and ak47. flame bars and smokers. Prop cadaver smolders on gurney. The Interiors and Exteriors are happening simultaneously as the battle engulfs the closed burger king . The entire company will be staging on the private exterior parking lot on premises of the closed burger kingP

Pretty cool, but also kind of sad that the local Burger King on Knapp Street might easily double for a scene set in an “urban wasteland.” Still, it is interesting how much Hollywood activity has come to the area in recent months, drawing in the likes of Bill Murray, Jason Clarke and even the Spider-Man 2 crew in Bensonhurst. If anyone near the site catches some interesting photos or runs into a celebrity, please share them with us!

  • Nick the Rat

    I gotto hide some dead bodies in there before they blow it up!

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  • Stephie T.

    This is dangerous. The Sewage plant is across the street.

    • Maybe the actual destruction will be fake. That has been done with real locations used in filming.

  • Ren Hoek

    I’m fairly certain they’re not actually ‘blowing up’ the location, it’s just a mis-leading title. “Flame bars and smokers. Prop cadaver smolders on gurney”. I’m sure they only intend to make it look like the site of a wasteland/war-zone.

    They’re ‘blowing up’ Burger King like how one might ‘blow up’ your inbox.

    • 100% correct. Thanks.

    • Tinman

      Actual alert from city read “will simulate an explosion…”

  • vintagejames

    They will do a staged blowup of a car, not the building.

  • katie

    Goodbye Burger King….just another part of Sheepshead Bay history gone

  • Okay, everyone just calm down. They’re not blowing up the building. We were just having fun with the headline. ‘Tis all.

  • LadyBorsa

    Burger King at Knapp st sure became an urban wasteland, good for the neighborhood that hollywood likes it…..hope the creek isnt low tide and the sewer plant isnt spewing high amounts of methane

  • M. Smart

    not much different than when Burger King was open…$1 whoppers anyone?

  • Eddie

    they are towing police vehicles into the parking lot right now.

  • mkk

    What time will the filming be?

  • Christine Sinclair

    sad i remember when that burger king opened

    • DrEvil007

      I went on opening day and they gave me the wrong order. The place was a madhouse; you would have thought that nobody in Brooklyn had eaten for the last week.

  • Guest

    when is the spideran crew guna be in brooklyn?

  • when is the spiderman crew guna be in brooklyn?

  • When I was little I thought that was the only Burger King.

  • Russell Tobias

    should have blown it up years ago when the place was open.