Stargazers and business owner’s get a glimpse of Hollywood magic

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MADISON, N.C.-- A small town in Rockingham County has been transformed into a Hollywood set, as locals share their community with big name actors for the upcoming movie "You are here".

One block separates Madison, North Carolina and fictional Aronburg, Pennsylvania. Taking a step back in time, the downtown block has transformed into an Amish setting, complete with horse and buggy.

Locals are curious,and wondering what their small town has to offer Hollywood but area business owners are not complaining.

"It's been crazy.  It's really picked up business at a time we really needed it, so we are really blessed," says Matt Bullins, manager at Bob's Restaurant.  

The street corner restaurant has seen at least a 30% boost in business since the movie crew has taken over the block.  

With big name actors like Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, and Owen Wilson walking the streets, hundreds of local stargazers have come out to spectate.  

"People are excited, wanting to come to town. We've never had anything like this around here," said Cheryl Allred.

Locals don't mind sharing their town even if it's taking on a stage name for a few days.

Crews will be filming one more day in Madison and will spend a week in Winston-Salem.

The movie hits the big screen next year.

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