Jackson Street Bridge in Atlanta

The view of Atlanta from Jackson Street Bridge. Photo by Michelle Asci

Top Atlanta Film Locations

Eight places that are making Atlanta famous.

Atlanta has given Los Angeles a run for its money when it comes to television and film projects produced in the city. The skyline has both stepped in for international locations and played itself in "The Walking Dead," the FX television series "Atlanta" and more. You never know when you might see those familiar yellow production signs around town, signaling yet another project to add to the list. Here are a few of the most well-known Atlanta filming locations.

Must-see spots for any film fan

The Swan House at The Atlanta History Center, film location for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Swan House in Atlanta

The Swan House at The Atlanta History Center

Atlanta’s most famous home was the former residence of the Inman family, built in 1928 by architect Philip Trammell Shutze. Located on the campus of the Atlanta History Center, the home was used in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay: Part 1" as President Snow’s mansion. The history center runs themed tours of the home, and visitors can visit the campus, which has an extensive museum on the city’s history, historic gardens and a farm.

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Piedmont Park, filming location for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Photo by Lauren Cleland

Atlanta's Piedmont Park

Piedmont Park

Atlanta’s largest green space was first built in 1887 for the Piedmont Exposition. The sons of Frederick Law Olmsted later worked on the design of Piedmont Park. It is home to a swimming pool, sports fields and countless festivals. It also has been used in films, including "What to Expect When You’re Expecting" and "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."

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The Georgian Terrace hotel in Atlanta, filming location for Identity Thief

The Georgian Terrace hotel in Atlanta

The Georgian Terrace

Built in 1910 in the Beaux-Arts style, The Georgian Terrace hotel has a long legacy of film connections. The Grand Ballroom was used for a gala that coincided with the premiere of "Gone with the Wind." Walt Disney stayed at the hotel during the premiere of "Song of the South." More recently, 1974’s "Cockfighter," "Identity Thief," "The Change-Up" and "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" all used the hotel as a filming location.

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Looking up inside the atrium at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis atrium, filming location for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Atlanta Marriott Marquis atrium

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

The John Portman-designed downtown icon has been a favorite hotel since its opening in 1985. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis has the largest atrium in the world, which makes it a unique filming location. In "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the hotel stands in as the Victor’s Capital Housing. In a memorable scene, Johanna Mason undresses in the hotel elevator. In "Flight," Denzel Washington’s character, Whip Whitaker, gets drunk in the hotel lobby the night before his hearing. The unique atrium was also used recently in "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

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Children watching fish and sharks at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, filming location for The Last Song

Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium

The world’s largest aquarium has served as a backdrop for dozens of films in recent years for its high-volume tanks and species of beluga whales, whale sharks and manta rays. The seven interactive galleries in the Georgia Aquarium are centered around the ecosystems the creatures inhabit. Among the movies filmed here are "What to Expect When You’re Expecting," "The Last Song," "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip," and "Miracles from Heaven."

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Hand holding photo of The Walking Dead in front of Atlanta skyline, filming location for The Walking Dead. Photo by Andrea David.

Atlanta skyline from the Jackson Street bridge. Photo by Andrea David

Jackson Street Bridge

Fans of "The Walking Dead" immediately recognize the view from the Jackson Street Bridge from the season 1 promotional posters. It showcases the downtown Atlanta skyline where Rick rides into the city on a horse.

Clark Atlanta University, filming location for Drumline

Clark Atlanta University campus

Clark Atlanta University/Atlanta University Center

Atlanta’s historically black colleges and universities have been used in a number of films, especially sports and college films. "Stomp the Yard" was filmed at Clark Atlanta University, along with Morris Brown College, Morehouse College and Georgia Tech. "We Are Marshall" was filmed partially at neighboring Morris Brown College. "Drumline" used Clark Atlanta and Morris Brown, as well.

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Cars driving on the track at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, filming location for Captain America: Civil War

Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta

Porsche Experience Center

Porsche’s first North American headquarters chose Hapeville for its drivers’ experience center, complete with a visitor’s center, test track and restaurant. "Captain America: Civil War" used the site as a filming location. In the movie, the Avengers are pitted against one another when Captain America chooses an old friend over his hero gang. “The Gulch” near State Farm Arena and Fayetteville’s Trilith Studios also were used as filming locations.

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Published: January 2022
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