Our lounges underwent quite the transformation last Friday when the Netflix original series House of Cards came to The Fitzgerald. The full crew spent all morning preparing a set on our first floor that mimicked a California-style hotel, complete with a café full of extras, and even a fully functional espresso machine.
Filming took place from late afternoon well into the evening, covering a small portion of script and what would eventually become about three or four minutes of season two. It was an exciting day for residents, as well as the Leasing Office (which was renamed the “District Grande Hotel” for the day!), because we were able to observe firsthand everything involved with producing a hit, Emmy-nominated television show.
Look out for the second season available on Netflix in early 2014; you just may catch a scene happening at The Fitzgerald!
If you’d like to read more and get a sneak peek at some additional photos, check out Bozzuto’s blogpost on the event.