“Hocus Pocus 2” Filming in Newport
Newport, RI (WLNE) – The cast and crew of “Hocus Pocus 2” are filming in Newport this week. The plot is set in Salem, but much of the actual filming is taking place in various parts of Rhode Island.
A sign up at the Newport Restoration Foundation let customers know that Fairy Dust Productions would be filming there on Tuesday. The sign let people know that, by entering, they were giving Fairy Dust Productions consent to film them.
In addition, cranes, set pieces and tents are set up in Eisenhower Park in Downtown Newport. There are four 18-wheelers and several large cranes on the set. The set pieces have signs that read “Salem Boo-tique” and “Salem Scare Fest”.
Newport shops and restaurants near the set remain open during filming.
Newport Police are in the are to make sure onlookers do not get too close to the set pieces.
People in the area told an ABC6 crew that filming usually happens overnight. Filming is expected to continue in Newport through this week.