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Movies and TV Shows Filmed in Atlanta

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Apr 8th, 2020

For those of you in our luxury Atlanta apartments, you are living in a city full of movie-making history! 

Atlanta has been a popular filming location for a while now, and it’s popular movie spots have made the city one of the best places to film in the United States. 

Here are some of the most popular filming locations in Atlanta:

  • The Atlanta History Center
  • The Georgian Terrace
  • Pinewood Atlanta Studios
  • Atlanta University Center
  • Porsche Experience Center
  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis
  • Piedmont Park
  • Downtown Atlanta 
  • The Georgia Aquarium
  • Jackson Street Bridge
  • Georgia State University

These are just a few of Atlanta’s most popular filming locations, many of which you may have visited before. Take a look below to find out a few of the movies that were filmed in and around these locations in Atlanta.

Movies and TV series filmed in Atlanta

'The Hunger Games'

Atlanta was the filming location for three-quarters of the film franchise’s movies: "Catching Fire," "Mockingjay - Part 1" and "Mockingjay - Part 2." President Snow’s luxurious mansion can be found in the Atlanta History Center at the Swan House. This popular Atlanta site is just 10 minutes from our luxury apartments near Lenox Mall. Scenes set in the fictional District 12 were filmed at the Goat Farm Arts Center

'The Walking Dead'

If you’ve ever driven into Atlanta on the Freedom Parkway and thought, “Huh, this view looks like it could be on the poster for a post-apocalyptic zombie television franchise,” then you’d be right! The season 1 poster for "The Walking Dead" features the Atlanta skyline taken from the Jackson Street Bridge in the Old Fourth Ward. If you’re looking to recreate the iconic shot, the bridge is just a few minutes away from our luxury apartments in Old 4th Ward

Most of the show was produced and filmed in and around Atlanta, with much of the small-town Wodbury scenes shot in Seonia, Georgia, which is just south of Atlanta. If you drive through Seonia, you can stop by Nic and Norman’s, a restaurant owned by TWD actor Norman Reedus and producer Greg Nicotero.

'Stranger Things'

If this 80s-esque show has you hanging on tight for the next season like the rest of us, then you’ll be pleased to know that many scenes in the television series are filmed in and around Atlanta. 

Emory University’s Briarcliff campus hosts a familiar evil-bad-guy laboratory where a certain super-powered child escaped from the Upside Down. The fictional Hawkins National Laboratory where Eleven escaped is, in real life, an old mental health institute, which is now used almost exclusively for filming projects.

Thirty minutes away from our luxury apartments in Alpharetta is the Gwinnett Place Mall where "Stranger Things" season three’s Starcourt Mall was filmed. Just keep an eye out for Soviet nursery rhymes and extensive underground tunnel systems, and you should have no problem.

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Movies at the Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium’s massive tanks of ocean life have been the backdrops for movies like "The Last Song," "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip," "The Change-Up" and "What to Expect When You’re Expecting."

Films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Atlanta tends to be a great scene for city-wide destruction at the hands of a good ol’ evil villain. Many films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe filmed on-location in Atlanta, including movies like "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Captain America: Civil War" and "Ant-Man."

Although Pinewood Atlanta Studios near Fayetteville is where most of Marvel’s production takes place, the city of Atlanta features some great filming locations fit for a superhero (or two, or three…). Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, for example, was a popular location for regular city street scenes in "Ant-Man and the Wasp." The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center served as the Institute for Infectious Diseases in "Captain America: Civil War," and a parking lot behind Norfolk Southern served as the Lagos Market in the same movie. 

Just check out this "Spiderman: Homecoming" video below to see if you can spot the Atlanta skyline and the Atlanta Marriott Marquis!

'The Internship'

Although Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn’s salesman characters were interning at Google’s California location, the actual filming took place at Georgia Tech’s campus in Atlanta. The Clough Commons at Georgia Tech were decked out with all the Google-y features you can think of: colorful furniture, self-driving cars, quirky millennials and more!

'Baby Driver'

This speedy film full of epic car chases and hair-raising adventure was nearly entirely filmed in Atlanta. The movie, set in the Georgia city, features plenty of car chases past downtown Atlanta locations like Peachtree Street, Cone Street and Centennial Olympic Park. The bank being robbed at the beginning of the film is actually the Houston Street entrance of the Candler Building on 127 Peachtree Street Northeast. 

'Zombieland'

This comedic movie about an unlikely set of post-apocalyptic survivors is set all over the country, but most of the movie was, in fact, filmed in Georgia! One of many Atlanta-based sets in the movie, the large Beverly Hills Mansion belonging to Bill Murray, is actually just a mansion in the Argonne Forest suburb near our luxury apartments in Lindbergh

There are so many movies and TV shows that have been either fully or partially filmed in Atlanta over the years. The filming industry is strong in the city, and Atlanta seems to be growing more and more popular as studios see the benefit of the city’s variety of filming locations. 

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Colleen Ford is a South African who now lives in Spokane, Washington. She loves to travel, camp (in warm weather) and bake.

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