“Sully” Shows at Waterside (with a scene filmed at Waterside!)

Admittedly, this is very meta!

Today we’re showing “Sully” at Waterside – which has a scene filmed at Waterside!

"Sully" poster - Filmed at Waterside Plaza

At Matinee Movie Wednesdays, every Wednesday at 1pm, Community Center members get together for movies and popcorn.

And today’s movie is “Sully” (Starring: Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart).

It’s the story of real-life Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s, his emergency landing of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, and ensuing events.

You can read the post about the filming here.

Clint Eastwood Directs Tom Hanks in Scene Filmed at Waterside Plaza! (Photos)

Hollywood legends Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood filming by the East River on the Waterside Plaza promenade. Oct 7, 2015
Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood arrive on East River set, ground level of Waterside Plaza, Oct. 7, 2015

We’ve seen some pretty great views at Waterside Plaza, but it’s going to be hard to top yesterday’s firsthand view of HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood filming a scene for their new movie on our very own promenade! (!!!) Read below for the full scoop!

Tom Hanks Clint Eastwood Sully Movie Waterside Plaza
Set of riverside scene in Clint Eastwood’s new biopic “Sully,” Waterside Plaza, Oct. 7, 2015

Five-time Oscar winner, Clint Eastwood chose Waterside’s East River promenade to film a scene with Hanks, the star of his new biopic Sully about real-life hero Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. (Side note: the film crew used our Community Center as their green room so remember next time you visit for an event, you could be sitting in Clint Eastwood’s empty chair!)

Tom Hanks as pilot, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, Waterside Plaza, Oct 7, 2015
Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks as pilot Sully Sullenberger, Oct 7, 2015. (Sullenberger pictured on right)

Captain Sully Sullenberger

 

 

New Yorkers will remember Captain Sully as the pilot who made an unbelievable landing on the Hudson River in 2009 after both his engines failed, saving all 155 passengers on board, as well as averting countless casualties on land by steering away from densely populated Manhattan. The film focuses on this heroic landing commonly known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”

Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood arrive on set. Waterside Plaza, Oct. 7, 2015
Hanks was dressed in a jogging suit for the scene, followed by Eastwood in an FDNY cap! Waterside Plaza, Oct. 7, 2015

While crew and Waterside residents looked on, the stars arrived on the set looking as cool as Sullenberger famously sounded during the legendary landing of US Airways Flight 1549. The two briefly discussed with the crew and got their scene in two takes like the pros they are!

Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood discuss scene, Waterside Plaza, Oct 7, 2015
Eastwood and Hanks talking with the cameraman, Waterside Plaza, Oct 7, 2015

Some of our residents report they were even able to meet the gracious star of the highly anticipated film, which also stars Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart. Filming has just begun on the star-studded production so it’ll be awhile before we see our promenade grace the big screen, but until then, feast your eyes on more photos of the scene in action below!

The two screen legends share a laugh on set, Waterside Plaza, Oct. 7, 2015
The two screen legends share a laugh on set, Waterside Plaza, Oct. 7, 2015
Tom Hanks prepares for his jogging scene along the promenade, Waterside Plaza, Oct. 7, 2015
Tom Hanks prepares for his jogging scene along the promenade, Waterside Plaza, Oct. 7, 2015
And he's off as crew and photographers watch! Waterside Plaza, Oct. 7, 2015
And he’s off! As crew and photographers snap pictures, Hanks runs to the end and back. Waterside Plaza, Oct. 7, 2015