you know the the Boston Fire Museum building at 344 Congress St. had
been the site of two Hollywood 's motion films? Back in 2005, the
movie THE DEPARTED
was filmed in many
locations around Boston. The Departed starred Leonardo DiCaprio,
Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone,
Vera Farmiga and Alec Baldwin. During the filming, many scenes were shot
in south Boston and the 344 played its part by hosting much of the
cast and equipment for the movie crews duration of filming. One major
scene was filmed in the back lot of the 344 with use of 11 Farnsworth
building (then under renovation) as the setting for a police shootout.
The abutting alley way between Farnsworth and Thomson place (adjacent to
the rear of our building) was another favorite spot. The movie was a big hit during its release in 2006.
The Departed is a Warner Brothers Film
THE 344 HOLLYWOOD WALL (Night and Day)
In 2009, Hollywood
returned with 20th Century Fox filming of
Knight and Day,
staring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. Well over a months preparation went
into the 344 for two day filming on the set location. The top floor
front room and engine bay were used as part of the set.
Boston Fire Museum had taken on some alterations for movie company
filming of Night and Day.
The building was renamed:
FIRE MUSEUM BAYS 1st Floor
New lockers were brought onto the
set and then touched up to give the appearance of years of use:
TOP FRONT FLOOR of the Boston
The top floor front meeting room
with large conference table, Radio Console and couches was transformed!
Hollywood crews had removed
a suspended ceiling, repaired damaged woodworking and wall panels,
painted walls and transformed the room into a workout room as part of