Many of us see Main Street every day. We see Giulianovas. We see Tim Thai. We cross the rail tracks.

Pretty soon, all of these places and images we love, will be on your television screen!

Filming on Main Street

If you were out on Main Street yesterday, then you probably noticed all of the activity. Cars and trucks lined the sides of the road, and people were abuzz outside of the Winchester Exchange Building.

Main Street Filming

The reason?

They were filming a commercial!

Who was Filming?

The commercial was being filmed by a Baltimore, MD based filming company, Working Stiff Commercial Film Production.

But who hired Working Stiff?

None other than the American Association for Retired People (or just the AARP).

Westminster MD Commercial Filming

As you can tell from this and the other pictures, this was a professional production, with real TV cameras and everything.

What is the AARP?

The AARP, formerly known as the American Association for Retired People, is a U.S. Special Interest Group. Their stated mission is “empowering people to choose how they live as they age”.

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The AARP is one of the biggest lobbying groups in Washington D.C. with over 38 million members.

They generally try to promote and advocate for social change affecting older Americans.

In 2006, it was reported they had raised over $1 billion, so they’re a fairly powerful organization.

What’s the Commercial About?

The short answer, we don’t know.

No one knows precisely what the commercial will be about, but we do have some clues.

AARP Westminster Main Street Filming

In this image you can see two women walking down Main Street, with one appearing to be wearing a cape, hinting at some kind of a superhero theme.

Superhero AARP Commercial Westmisnter

This image shows a much closer shot, revealing the women on the left is in fact wearing an entire superhero outfit.

Besides this, very little is known about the commercial’s plot, what its theme is, or what message it is promoting.

We will all just have to wait and find out when the commercial airs.

Which leads me to our next question.

When Will the Commercial Air?

This is another one we don’t have an answer to. It is unknown when the commercial will air, what markets it will air in, and on what channel.

We will all just have to keep our eyes and ears open, and maybe not fast forward through commercials for some time.

But when it does air, it certainly will be a unique feeling, knowing our town is on the big screen.


A thank you to Tom Gordon III for all photos.