Movies Filmed at Hotels in Atlanta

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 then, the industry has grown into $4 billion dollar Georgia industry. YouTube do-it-yourselfers love tracking down locations where Georgia and Atlanta scenes in movies and TV shows were shot. Travelers sometimes select their Atlanta hotel because a scene in one of their favorite movies was shot there. Do you recollect the scenes identified below?

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

The elevator scene in “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was filmed at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. (Photo courtesy of Atlanta Marriott Marquis)

Who can forget 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.

Another movie partially shot at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis was “Flight,” in which Denzel Washington’s character, Whip Whitaker, gets drunk in the hotel lobby.

The Candler Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton

The exterior of the Candler Hotel doubled as the First Bank of Atlanta in the movie “Baby Driver.” (Photo courtesy of Candler Hotel)

The Beaux Arts 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 see the exterior of the beautiful building.

Georgian Terrace

The Georgian Terrace’s link to the movies began with the Atlanta premiere of “Gone With the Wind.” (Photo courtesy of the Georgian Terrace)

Atlantans know that the Georgian Terrace’s grand ballroom was the site of the premiere gala for the movie “Gone With the Wind.” Recent movies partially filmed at the Georgian Terrace include “The Change-Up” (the ballroom was depicted as the Plantation Oaks Country Club); and “Identity Theft” (the hotel where Sandy and Diana stay in the movie).

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

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