According to information from the City of Oakland, The Matrix II will be filming scenes in downtown Oakland this week. Here are the streets they have requested closed:
March 25-27: 16th Street between Telegraph and Clay; San Pablo between 17th and Frank Ogawa Plaza
March 26: Telegraph between Broadway and 17th
March 27: Telegraph between 17th and 19th; 17th between San Pablo and Broadway
Additionally, warnings about delays in the Webster Tube to Alameda on March 28 may or may not be related.
The studio is not really using an airstrip, they are building a “highway” on one of the airstrips. They are also filming quite a few scenes in one of the old hangers. It’s not too hard to find it, as it’s the hanger with the sign truck outside Burlyman Productions with the names of the cast written on it. Word was that filming was to start today on some interior scenes.