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Vintage cars from Pierce Arrow Museum featured in Nightmare Alley

Posted at 8:55 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 17:50:25-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo's Niagara Square traveled back in time Thursday for the filming of Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley. Pierce Arrow Museum was part of that transformation, providing film crews with 10 vintage cars from the 1920s-1930s.

"We brought some from Jim Sandoro at the Piece Arrow Museum. He loaned us a few. A lot of local enthusiasts that we found on social media and then we actually brought a few up form New York City just in case of worst case scenario," said movie producer Miles Dale.

At first, Sandoro said he said no. But then he found out how the movie features Buffalo.

"We're really featuring city hall in a big way. And Niagara Square, all the cars that are going around. You'll see a lot of Niagara Square in the film," said Dale.

"It's just a nice thing. It's a nice thing to do it," Sandoro said, "Knowing these people... It's going to highlight Buffalo."

About 200 extras and 40 to 50 vintage cars lined the square hoping to catch a glimpse of stars Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett.

Crews expect there to be some challenges as the wind picks up and lighting rigs are being setup at night.

Director del Toro told reporters Buffalo was a great spot to shoot when his crew arrived this week.