?Dark Knight Rises? Turns Pittsburgh into Snowy Wonderland [VIDEO]

on August 11 2011 2:35 PM
Dark Knight Rises
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is seen strolling in a snow-covered Pittsburgh street for the filming of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," set to release on July 20, 2012. (YouTube)

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Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is seen strolling in a snow-covered Pittsburgh street for the filming of Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises," set to release on July 20, 2012. (YouTube)

The city of Pittsburgh is used to snow - but not in August. The crew of upcoming Batman flick "The Dark Knight Rises" changed that.

Thanks to some Hollywood movie magic, Pittsburgh's Oliver Ave was covered in white. Several blocks of the city have been shut down to film the scenes of "Gotham City."

Since beginning filming in mid-May, Christopher Nolan has taken his production to India and the UK. But now, for the third part of the director's Batman trilogy, they have settled in for a three-week stint in Pittsburgh.

The crew will shoot in Heinz Field as well as at Carnegie Mellon University and other city landmarks. Yet, their fury of flurries in the downtown area will have the longest impression on Pittsburgh locals.

One woman told local CBS station KDKA:

"You would think Pittsburghers are used to seeing snow on the ground, but in August? It really just takes your breath away to see that they can make that happen."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette joked:

"Never has so little snow drawn so much attention."

After Pittsburgh, Nolan and the team will head to New York City and Los Angeles for more filming.

"The Dark Night Rises" hits theaters on July 20, 2012.

Watch as a Pittsburgh street is covered with snow:

Dressed in a brown shirt, black tie and winter coat, Inception star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is seen strolling along the snowy streets of Pittsburgh: