Numerous film and TV productions have made Atlanta, Georgia, home. Whether your taste runs from Marvel superhero blockbusters or to more gritty, urban zombie action with “The Walking Dead,” you'll find something for everyone being filmed right here in Atlanta. Take a look at the top three filming locations.
- Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville, Georgia, is just a short drive from downtown Atlanta and is the central filming location for Marvel Studios. Perhaps you were thrilled by Spider-Man's exploits in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” or cheered for your favorite Avenger in the epic “Avengers: Infinity War.” Those films and many more were shot right here at Pinewood Studios.
The studio also makes use of surrounding locales. For example, the Porsche Experience Center in Hapeville stood in for an airport during the filming of the climactic battle sequence in “Captain America: Civil War,” and the Sweet Auburn neighborhood in Atlanta stood in for Oakland in the opening and closing scenes of “Black Panther.”
Your best bet to see all the fun superhero set locations is to take the Hero Tour from Atlanta Movie Tours
- The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center
If you or someone in your family is a big fan of Katniss Everdeen, then you're probably already aware that Atlanta was the filming location for several of the Hunger Games series of films. The Swan House stood in for President Snow's mansion during the “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” films.
While Atlanta Movie Tours does offer Hunger Games-themed stops on their abovementioned Hero Tour, you might want to consider a more personal experience by stopping by the Swan House and taking a guided tour. Built in 1928, it's one of the most famous houses in Atlanta. Be sure to check out the farm and the museum for some interesting history about the house and Atlanta, as well.
- Senoia Is a Great Movie Locale
Senoia is a small town about one hour south of Atlanta and has become a major filming location primarily due to AMC's highest-rated cable drama, “The Walking Dead.” If you've been following Rick and the rest of the survivors in Alexandria, then you've really been watching a neighborhood right here in Senoia.
One of the easiest ways to see Senoia is through a tour. Atlanta Movie Tours offers three different zombie tours so you can see all the locations in Senoia. Another alternative is the Georgia Tour Company's Touring Dead Walking Tour
where you'll not only visit filming locations for the TV show, but also other productions such as “Fried Green Tomatoes” and “Pet Sematary II.”
Any big fan of “The Walking Dead” will want to stop by Nic & Norman's, a restaurant in Senoia part-owned by Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl on the show. Also, the Woodbury Shoppe is the go-to place for Walking Dead merchandise. The store is part-owned by Robert Kirkman, the creator of the Walking Dead comic book.
When you're done visiting the top filming locations in Atlanta, make sure to stop by Wade Ford and see their extensive inventory of new and used vehicles. It's a great way to cap off your visit to Atlanta.
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