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Ryan Reynolds' movie will shut down Vancouver's Georgia Viaduct Sunday

04/04/2015 09:03 EDT | Updated 06/04/2015 05:59 EDT
Vancouver's Georgia Street viaduct will be closed Easter Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PT so that filming can take place for a Hollywood blockbuster movie being shot in the city.

Twentieth Century Fox's Deadpool — a spin off from the successful X-Men franchise — will bring $37.5 million dollars to the city, according to a press release from the City of Vancouver.

The closures to the viaduct will not affect the Dunsmuir side but run along the Georgia Viaduct from Main Street to Citadel Parade.

They will take place between April 5 and 18. 

Details of the closure:

- April 5: Georgia Viaduct closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PT.

- April 6-16: Georgia Viaduct closed from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. After the road reopens at 3 p.m. there will remain a 100-metre section of the viaduct that will be limited to one lane.

- April 11: Georgia Viaduct closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.

During closure times, the city recommends that drivers select alternate routes leading eastbound out of downtown, such as the Cambie Bridge or Hastings Street.

The production is also considering using the viaduct on April 12, 17 and 18.

More information can be found at the city's website.

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