If you can’t find anywhere to park this week, you can blame it on Stephen King.

There will be a parking ban in a portion of Downtown Orono next week to accommodate filming for a new Stephen King documentary. The ban will last throughout the day Monday, March 7 from 7 AM. to 7 PM. Both Mill Street, from Main Street to Pleasant Street, and the alleyway connecting Mill Street to the Pine Street Municipal Parking Lot will be closed to parking from the hours of 7 AM to 7 PM.

Crews working on the documentary “King on Screen” will be filming a film in town on Monday, The documentary is a 90-minute film, that will include, Frank Darabont, who directed “The Shawshank Redemption,” and the “The Green Mile”, along with others who have brought Stephen King novels to the screen.

If you have no plans between 7 AM-7 PM, this would be a fun excursion to watch how these things are done in person.

Our local hero here in Bangor, the great Stephen King, is one of a kind. To say that he is prolific would be a huge understatement. He has cranked out more than 60 novels and 200 short stories, with no apparent end in sight, as he is constantly working. Many of these works have been turned into features films and TV series, and they have been woven into the fabric of our pop culture for nearly five decades, and not only here in the United States, but all over the globe as well, so a documentary about him is long overdue!

People Posing In Front Of Stephen King's House

On any given day, you can see lots of people heading to West Broadway in Bangor, to get a glimpse at the home of the legendary author.