Atlanta Filming Locations: Everything You Need to Know

Atlanta is prominently featured in a number of films and TV shows. Georgia’s capital city is visible in the backdrop of many genres. Atlanta filming locations are many and the city is prominently featured in a number of films and TV shows.

The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center

The Swan House was built in 1928.

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It was used as President Snow’s mansion in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay: Part 1.”

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The mansion sits on the campus of the Atlanta History Center.

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The house is an iconic part of Atlanta’s history.

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Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park was featured in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”

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You can also see glimpses of this outdoor space in “Avengers: Infinity War.” It houses the Atlanta Botanical Garden and is close to the Fox Theatre.

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Atlanta Marriott Marquis

In the downtown area, the iconic Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel was designed by John Portman.

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It is featured in “Flight,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

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The Georgian Terrace

The Georgian Terrace was also used as a filming location for “The Change-Up,” “Identity Thief,” “Cockfighter,” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

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Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium has served as a backdrop for many films, including “The Last Song,” “Miracles From Heaven,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.” You might spot a celeb there.

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Jackson Street Bridge

The Jackson Street Bridge was on promotional posters for the first season of “The Walking Dead,” portions of which were filmed in Georgia.

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Porsche Experience Center

The first Porsche headquarters in North America is in Hapeville and was used in “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Clark Atlanta University

Stomp the Yard” was partially filmed at Clark Atlanta University, also known as Atlanta University Center.

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Sleepy Hollow Farm

Located in nearby Powder Springs, Sleepy Hollow Farm features a cabin that was used for “Stranger Things.”

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It was also the backdrop for Merrill’s Pumpkin Patch.

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You can also see the East Point neighborhood.

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Wheat Street Towers

Black Panther” was filmed at several locations in Atlanta, including the Wheat Street Towers and the High Museum of Art.

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Woodruff Park

What was once known as Five Points in Atlanta is the home of Woodruff Park.

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The small green space was featured as the backdrop of scenes in “The Change-Up,” “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” “Black Lightning,” and “Zombieland.”

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High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art is featured in “Manhunter,” “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” and “Black Panther” when characters steal from an exhibit.

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The Gulch

The Gulch has been used as the filming location for “Captain America: Civil War,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” “Baby Driver,” “Triple 9,” “The Gifted,” “Stranger Things,” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

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Castleberry Hills

The Castleberry Hills area of Atlanta has the longest-running history as a filming location in the city. “Kalifornia” and “Freejack” used the space for post-apocalyptic settings, while “Driving Miss Daisy” featured the location as well.

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Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College is in nearby Decatur and has been featured as the setting for scenes in “Scream 2,” “The Blind Side,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” and “Driving Miss Daisy.”

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Morehouse College is also an educational institution used as a filming site. Another location is Morris Brown College.

Mitchell Street Southwest

Atlanta’s Mitchell Street Southwest was once a row of living spaces, but it has become more retail-oriented in the recent past.

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Productions that have featured this spot include “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Furious 7,” “Black Panther,” “The Walking Dead,” “Superfly,” and “MacGyver.”

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Briarcliff

Briarcliff is once a state-operated mental health institution, and the facility hasn’t changed much since its construction in the 1960s.

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Turner Field

Turner Field is named for Ted Turner, the founder of CNN, and serves as the home of the Atlanta Braves MLB team. Several directors have used the ballpark, with scenes at the field included in “Flight,” “Million Dollar Arm,” “Trouble With the Curve,” and “The Change-Up.”

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Cartersville

A suburb of Atlanta, Cartersville made its appearance on the big screen in “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2” as the hometown of Star-Lord, played by Chris Pratt. In several scenes, you can spot buildings and businesses located in the suburb’s downtown area, including the Mellow Mushroom pizzeria located on Main Street.

Atlanta Civic Center

While many scenes in Marvel flicks are shot at Pinewood Atlanta Studios, another Marvel hit to feature Atlanta as its setting is “Captain America: Civil War.”

Fairlie-Poplar Historic District

With its old-school charm, the Fairlie-Poplar Historic District is another popular filming spot in the capital city. The diversity of its architecture allows filmmakers to use this area to create just about any scene, including scenes in “Ant-Man” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” It’s near Centennial Olympic Park.

Goat Farm Arts Center

In the West Midtown part of Atlanta, you’ll find the Goat Farm Arts Center, which served as the hometown of Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” franchise.

Gwinnett Place Mall

“Stranger Things” features a number of Atlanta icons in its scenes, including all the scenes filmed at Starcourt Mall. The actual mall is Gwinnett Place Mall,.

Covington

Fans of “The Vampire Diaries” will recognize Covington as the setting for the popular drama. This town, which is about 30 minutes east of Atlanta, was transformed into the fictional town on the show, Mystic Falls, Virginia, and is featured in most exterior shots.

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In 2017, the film and TV production industry in Georgia brought in $9.5 billion, and 15 of the top 100 movies during that same year were shot in the state. It’s also home to a range of restaurants. Take a look at some of the top Atlanta neighborhoods used for filming, as well as details about Georgia in film.

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