Movies that have been Filmed in Atlanta

Movies that have been Filmed in Atlanta

Several Films Within the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Pinewood Studios Atlanta is a massive film studio that has produced Ant-Man and the Wasp, Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and countless other films, some of which are completely unrelated to Marvel’s cinematic realm.

Zombieland

The bulk of filming for this horror comedy took place within the state of Georgia, with cities like Atlanta, Morrow, Decatur and Powder Springs all serving as sites for a few scenes. While the bulk of scenes occurring at the theme park were shot in Valdosta, interior shots of the haunted house were filmed at the Atlanta’s iconic “Nightmare Haunted House.” The trading post that the group visits was actually an abandoned warehouse in Rutledge, just east of Atlanta.

The 5th Wave

This cinematic adaptation of a science fiction novel was filmed in and around the Atlanta area. On January 11th, 2015 three months into filming, a planned bus explosion in nearby Macon’s downtown area was more powerful than intended, shattering over 40 windows along Cotton Avenue, sundering ceilings, breaking several storefronts, igniting one building and leaving soot along brick walls.

Gone With the Wind

This iconic classic movie was filmed in Atlanta in 1940. As mentioned previously, visitors can go on tours that highlights the film, the novel it is based upon and the author Margaret Mitchell. Gone With the Wind is known for its extravagant costumes and its dramatic romance.

Baby Driver

It feels like this entire film was shot within Atlanta to the point that it feels odd no one makes a joke about how many different streets have the word “Peachtree” in their name. Director Edgar Wright chose to focus on urban Atlanta, instead of the green, rural parts, in order to give the characters a sense of connection to reality. While the city offered to close freeways, Wright only wanted to shoot the film in downtown Atlanta.

The Founder

This film about McDonald’s evolution from a single restaurant to massive franchise had several scenes shot around Atlanta, Georgia. These include an old-style McDonald’s with its golden arches that was constructed at a church parking lot. The J. Mack Robinson College of Business Administration Building served as the Illinois First Federal Savings & Loan Association by way of its Bank of America branch.

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