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Lights! Camera! Action! Captain America visits CSU

The crew of Captain America: The Winter Soldier came to Cleveland State University in late May to shoot scenes for the upcoming superhero film.

Most of the action occurred in and around CSU’s Physical Education Building. In one scene, police vehicles screeched to a halt in front of the PE Building, after speeding past Fenn Tower. In another scene, police officers with guns drawn hustled up the PE Building steps.

The movie stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury and Sebastian Stan as the Winter Solider. Directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo brought the production to their hometown of Cleveland for a month of filming around town.

This isn’t the first time CSU’s hometown has gone Hollywood recently. Lured by tax incentives, several other film productions here over the past few years provided a significant boost to the local economy, according to a fascinating 2012 study by Candi Clouse of CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier arrives in theaters April 4, 2014.

Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios

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