February 13, 2002... Residents who live near Sydney's White Bay Power Station received the following letter in their mailboxes this week from the Matrix office:
We are currently in production for the making of Matrix 2 & 3 starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. We will be filming a sequence at the rear of the White Bay Power Station this Thursday evening (14th February/Valentine's Day), involving an explosion that is timed to go off at 11:25pm. The explosion will be loud but will last approximately 4 seconds only and will occur once only.
The timing is set for as early as we could hold city bound traffic on the Anzac Bridge, and as late as local residents could reasonably bear with due warning. Either way we do apologize for the possible interruption to your evening.
If the weather is bad, we would then reschedule for Friday night the 15th of February.
All relevant authorities have been notified of our activity.
Peter Lawless, Location Manager
If it's a successful Valentine's Day, there might be a lot more else going off at 11:25 PM too. [Thanks to Jean Prouvaire for sending this one in.]