Atlanta On-Screen: Movies filmed in our Metro area
August 23, 2012 by andreacueny
The Atlanta Regional Commission recently released their findings concerning the thriving creative industries in Metro Atlanta, People magazine reports on who can be seen in town and where, and new company Atlanta Movie Tours allows you to trace the footsteps of your favorite television and movie characters as you board a luxury coach. All of this had me thinking – just how many movies have filmed here?
Throughout my search, I found some answers surprising while others had me thinking “I knew it!”. Here are a handful of movies filmed in Metro Atlanta.
“Hall Pass” (2011): The Farrelly brothers comedy starred Jason Sudeikis (left) and Owen Wilson (right) as two married men who are given a week off from their wives (Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate), thanks to the advice of a counselor neighbor. Though the movie is set in Rhode Island, it was filmed here in 2010, with scenes shot at Gold Room on Piedmont Avenue, Gwinnett Medical Center and Johnny’s Hideaway. I knew I recognized that dancefloor with the disco ball! Photo credit: AP
Currently in theaters “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton, was filmed largely in Decatur and Newnan. (AP Photo/Disney, Phil Bray)
Georgia won out against Tennessee as the location for the 2011 remake of 1984′s “Footloose,” despite writer/director Craig Brewer’s preference for the film be shot in Memphis, like his previous films. You’ll see the Starlight Drive-in, Cowboys in Kennesaw and Senoia Raceway in the movie. Photo credit: AP
“The Change Up” (2011): This Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds film shot around Atlanta, mostly around downtown and Midtown, including Piedmont Park. Phipps Plaza makes an appearance as well. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Richard Cartwright)
“The Watch” (2012): It might not have done well with critics — or moviegoers — but the Ben Stiller-Vince Vaughn flick is still fun if for no other reason than to pick out Cobb County spots, including Marietta Square. (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Melinda Sue Gordon)
“Life As We Know It” (2010): Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel starred in the romantic comedy about two single adults who become caregivers for a child after their mutual friend dies in a car accident. The movie was filmed in Atlanta in 2009. Photo Credit: PETER IOVINO, WARNER BROS.
“Zombieland” (2009), a comedy/horror flick starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg, filmed mostly in Decatur but also featured a currently listed Buckhead estate. Click on the image to view the listing on my website. Photo credit: GREG WILSON/COLUMBIA PICTURES
For more movies filmed throughout Atlanta and the state of Georgia, check out this slideshow from Access Atlanta.