Movie shoot brings out the stars in Allentown

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Movie shoot brings out the stars in Allentown. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 4pm on November 13, 2017. (WPVI)

The movie shoot in Allentown is now bringing some A-list celebrities to the Lehigh Valley.

They're boosting business and turning heads at the same time!

Samuel L. Jackson, for one, seems to have a thing for barbecue.

"He has been here three times now. I'm guessing he really likes the food," said Zach Romig of Queen City BBQ on North 7th Street.

Meanwhile, server Onjolie Corado was starstruck when he came to the Grain restaurant on West Hamilton Street a few days ago. She said she couldn't help but notice his T-shirt.

"He had different characters of himself all over his shirt, Pulp Fiction, several different characters on it," she said. "It was funny."

Jackson is in town along with Bruce Willis and James McAvoy shooting M. Night Shyamalan's next film, "Glass."

It is the final installment of a trilogy that started with "Unbreakable" back in 2000, and then last year's blockbuster "Split."

Filming is taking place at the old abandoned Allentown state psychiatric hospital.

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A loyal Action News viewer said Bruce Willis and James McAvoy have been spotted playing trivia games at Allentown Brew Works.

Those who met Sam Jackson describe him as "cool" and "real."

"Every time he comes in he always has a smile on his face. When he walks in and seems pretty casual and cool. He never shunned anyone away or anything like that," said Romig.

"He is in town. He's getting a view of the restaurants around here. It's fun," said Corado.

Filming began in Allentown on October 30 and wraps on Friday.

"Glass" hits theaters in early 2019.

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