Wednesday, April 04, 2007

'National Treasure' sequel filming at George Washington Masonic Memorial this week

It's supposed to be a secret, but now that the Washington Post has let the cat out of the bag, so can I.

The George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia, near Washington, D.C., will be closed to the public the rest of the week so Nicolas Cage, in his role of Benjamin Franklin Gates, can make a speech there. He'll be addressing 400 extras.

Filming for National Treasure: Book of Secrets, a sequel to the hit 2004 film National Treasure, starring Cage, Jon Voight and Diane Kruger, will be going on at the Masonic memorial through Saturday.
"It's very exciting," said George Seghers, director of the temple. "We've had movies for the History Channel and the Discovery Channel filmed here, but this is the first Hollywood movie to be filmed here. But I can't say much more than that."

But he did. Seghers said the temple will act as a stand-in for the Smithsonian in the movie.

"They're going to film in the auditorium, in the Memorial Hall and in a bathroom," said a temple employee who spoke on condition of anonymity because "we're not supposed to talk about it."
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  1. So is it true that the treasures of the Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon are on the back of the Declaration of Independence?

  2. Naw, we got them stashed in the secret underground base at the Denver Int'l Airport.

  3. Damn it! All this time I've been digging in the wrong place!!


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