SALEM — With heavy rain expected Wednesday evening, downtown filming for the Adam Sandler/Happy Madison Productions film "Hubie Halloween" has been postponed a day.
Roads around Salem Common will be shut down starting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, with filming expected to continue until 1 or 2 a.m. Friday, according to city officials.
Filming for "Hubie Halloween" has taken over the North Shore in recent weeks. A neighborhood in Danvers was recently decorated for Halloween, while downtown Marblehead has been transformed to look like downtown Salem. Some businesses have also been getting in on the fun, posting messages and photos related to Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi.
According to the National Weather Service, heavy rains are forecast for Wednesday night, the original timeframe for the filming. Thunderstorms are possible until about 1 a.m. Thursday.
Filming for "Hubie Halloween" is set to take place along Washington Square West, the Salem Common perimeter road by Brown Street and the Salem Witch Museum. No parking along Washington Square's north, south and west sides begins Thursday at noon, and streets along Washington Square North — Mall, Oliver, Williams and Winter streets — will only be accessible from Bridge Street until the road closures end.