Restaurant Margate closes due to filming of ‘People Not Places’


Hollywood returns to the Jersey Shore this week.

Dino’s Subs and Pizza of Margate announced on Facebook on Tuesday that indoor dining will be closed on Wednesday, June 5.

The reason? “Hollywood called and Dino answered,” the restaurant’s post said.

Owner Tim Wainwright told the Courier-Post that the movie “People Not Places,” starring Shirley MacLaine and Stephen Dorff, is responsible for the restaurant’s takeover.

Wainwright said Dino’s has been in business for over sixty years and they are excited to host a piece of Hollywood and also happy that the film crew chose Margate.

According to the film’s IMDB page, the drama revolves around a “vibrant woman in her final years (who) forms an unlikely friendship with a local homeless man, while struggling to mend a troubled relationship with her son.”

MacLaine, 90, is known for her roles as Aurora Greenway in “Terms of Endearment” (1983) and Ouiser Boudreaux in “Steel Magnolias” (1989).

The film is directed by Brad Furman.

Starting Tuesday, filming would only take place on Wednesdays, and takeout, pick-up and delivery will still be available to customers via tents on the Granville Avenue side.

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