Movies at Hotels

Remember the movie, “Deliverance?” Of course, it was filmed in Georgia. In fact, it put Georgia “on the grid as a film state,” according to the Georgia Department of Industry and Trade. A year after “Deliverance,” Gov. Jimmy Carter established the Georgia Film Office. Since, the industry has grown into into $4 billion dollar Georgia industry. You Tube do-it-yourself types love tracking down locations where Georgia and Atlanta scenes in movies and TVs shows were shot. Travelers sometimes select their Atlanta hotel because a scene in one their favorite movies was shot there. Do you remember the scenes discussed below?

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Remember the elevator scene in “Hunger Games: Catching Fire?” Walk into the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and step right into that elevator. We do not recommend disrobing as Johanna Mason did in that scene. And, in case you don’t know, Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t on set the day that scene was shot even though you’d never know it from watching the movie. It certainly looks as if she had been there.

Other movies partially shot at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis are “Flight,” in which Denzel Washington’s character, Whip Whitaker, gets drunk in the hotel lobby; and “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” where some scenes were shot in the atrium.

The Candler Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Candler Building dates to 1906 and was built by Atlanta Coca-Cola Co. magnate Asa Griggs Candler. In the movie “Baby Driver,” the building is depicted as the First Bank of Atlanta. Movie-goers mostly see the exterior of the beautiful building.

Today, the Candler Hotel is home to By George restaurant. It has been named a

Georgian Terrace

Who can forget that the Georgia Terrace was the site of a fancy premiere party for the movie “Gone With the Wind?” Conveniently, the Fox Theatre, just across the street, screened the movie. Movies partially filmed at the Georgian Terrace include “The Change-Up,” “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (Dinner scene shot at Georgian Terrace, I think) and “Identity Theft,” (The ballroom in the Georgian Terrace Hotel is used for Dave’s country club party in honor of making partner.

Journalist Carol Carter writes and edits for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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