“Part of East Levee Street in downtown Brownsville was closed for a “movie scene” shooting inside of the old and abandoned Capitol Theatre House. Pictured is the old Capitol Theatre House in front of the old El Jardin Hotel, with movie actors, producers, and costume designers. The street next to the theatre was also blocked off due to movie trailers and equipment being stored there. With the movie being filmed inside, I wasn’t sure what the plot was about or if it was some Mexican movie, but my friend and I saw some “actors” walking around in Mexican outfits.”
Finally! I got out of the house! My friend Jeanette Gonzalez and I went to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings, and then we went to the “new” HEB Plus! next door, and honestly, it still looks like the old HEB that was there before. They just made it seem bigger I suppose, but it really looks the same to me, besides the façade of the exterior. Afterwards, we went to the mall to go shopping for my shoes, but I didn’t find anything that I liked, and she bought her mother a birthday gift at Kirkland’s. We went to Academy next, and I bought a new backpack for college, then went to get my car washed. Since I like driving around downtown to look at the architecture and stuff, we went there and saw this road blocked off, and a lot of people on the sidewalks. We drove around in circles but still didn’t know what was going on, so finally, we stopped at the old HEB in downtown to park, and then walked towards the area. A bystander told us it was the set for a movie, or well, it was being used for part of a movie, the building has been there for almost a century and has been abandoned for decades. This was as far as we could get since it was a “closed set”, although I really think it wouldn’t have been hard to blend in with those people. It was interesting to say the least, the idea of some crappy place like Brownsville being used as scene for a movie, but who knows. Still curious as to what movie it was for.. some say it was for a Mexican movie, but the people working were white people, and the filming company is from Dallas, but the actors were Mexican in Mexican clothes… hmm.. odd.