Scenes for movie to be filmed at restaurant, in town

This article was originally published in The News-Enterprise on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 3:00 a.m. (Updated: January 6, 6:48 a.m.)

Elizabethtown might have had its closeup when it was represented in its namesake film a dozen years ago, but an independent Louisville production company plans to shine the spotlight on the city once again.

Chase Dudley and Samantha Stengel, Louisville co-producers with A Cut to the Chase Productions LLC, plan to set their fourth feature film, “Payday,” in downtown Elizabethtown. Filming is expected to take place at Roxie’s Restaurant from March 24 through April 2.

Additional filming will take place near Elizabethtown City Cemetery, Stengel said.

As is their custom, Stengel said they placed an ad on Facebook last fall asking for location suggestions for the film, a crime drama which involves the robbery of a restaurant. They did not want a Louisville setting for “Payday.”

“We were looking for a smaller setting,” said Dudley, who will direct the film.

Stengel said the first sug­ges­tion they received was for Roxie’s Restaurant, and the couple “fell in love with the inside pictures.”

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