What’s Filming in Atlanta

Atlanta plays a huge part in the state’s film production industry, from “Captain America: Civil War” transforming downtown Atlanta’s The Gulch into a Nigerian market to the High Museum of Art and Atlanta City Hall serving as backdrops for “Black Panther.”

WHAT ARE THOSE YELLOW SIGNS?

You might notice a bunch of yellow signs with random black letters. They signal an active film production, and the letters are code for the show or movie being filmed. Locals know that a quick online search usually brings up the name of the movie.

Swan House at Atlanta History Center serves as the home of President Snow in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” (📷 Lionsgate)

FILMING RIGHT NOW

At press time, Atlanta was the site of almost 50 active productions including “She-Hulk,” “Raising Dion,” “Stargirl,” “Stranger Things,” “Doom Patrol” and “Black Adam.” Check out the current list of shows prepping or filming in Atlanta at www.georgia.org.

Here are a few of the top locations where filmmakers use Atlanta as a backdrop to make magic, and some of the movies where you might spot a location.

DOWNTOWN

MIDTOWN

BUCKHEAD

This upscale area is full of old growth trees and mansions on rolling lawns

CASTLEBERRY HILL

This neighborhood adjacent to Downtown is easily the most frequently used part of the city for filming.

EAST POINT

East Point has a thriving downtown with shops and restaurants.

WESTVIEW CEMETERY

Located in West End, this historic cemetery has the Abbey, a beautiful architectural marvel.

SWEETWATER CREEK STATE PARK

West of the city in Lithia Springs, this beautiful area has hiking trails, the rapids of Sweetwater Creek with rocky terrain, an old mill and craggy hills, perfect for filming.

WANT TO SEE MORE MOVIE LOCATIONS?

Sign up for a movie tour with DTours, offering several tours including Atlanta Film Locations, Where the Walking Dead Lives and The Upside-Down Tour: Stranger Things.

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