How is it even possible that no one in City Council has sponsored a measure to make sure movies shot in Philadelphia are actually set in Philadelphia? The city’s had starring roles in a handful of recent movies. Posing, of course, as New York and D.C. But we’ve reached a new low, folks. You can now catch our skyline disguising itself as Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Yea, we don’t know where that is, either.
Philebrity called this out yesterday after spotting a blog post about it. Readers are wondering whether it’s all part of a joke, given Cedar Rapids is an Ed Helms movie. Another suggests the Gayborhood was renamed Cedar Rapids. Honestly, we like that better than Midtown Village, actual rapids or not.
Though a skyline shot is up for grabs by anyone within flying distance, actual film shoots bring revenue to the city. It’s time to Feed the Feed: Should films made in Philadelphia be required to be set here, or does the money the city brings in make the altered street signs worth it?