Castleberry Hill neighborhood in Atlanta
Top Castleberry Hill Film Locations
See film sites used in The Walking Dead, Hunger Games and more in this Atlanta neighborhood near Centennial Olympic Park.
Atlanta has been used as a filming location for dozens of movies and television shows. But perhaps no neighborhood has been used as much as Castleberry Hill. Originally the city's red light district, the historic area has been transformed into one of industrial lofts and art galleries.
Starting in the 1990s, the former warehouse district served as the setting for post-apocalyptic films like "Freejack" and "Kalifornia." Academy Award winner "Driving Miss Daisy" also used the area as a setting for Dan Aykroyd's office in 1989. More recently, shows like "Being Mary Jane," "Teen Wolf" and "MacGyver" have filmed here, as well as movies like "Taken 3," "Ride Along" and "The Boss." Some places around the neighborhood you might even recognize!
See if you recognize these film spots in Castleberry Hill
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta's massive Georgia World Congress Center hosts events like conferences and concerts, not to mention events during the 1996 Olympics, but its industrial spaces are also perfect for filming locations. In "Baby Driver," Baby squares off against Buddy in the final scenes in the center’s parking deck. In "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," the underground tunnels were used as the Victors’ training center. The same spaces were used for "Spiderman: Homecoming" and "Furious 7," while the interior spaces are often used in place of the airport. The bridges that run between Castleberry Hill and the Georgia World Congress Center have also been seen on "The Walking Dead."
The area below the Norfolk Southern building was built for the trains to run through viaducts under the streets. It's been used extensively in recent years because of its unique run-down look and plentiful space. On the first episode of "The Walking Dead," Rick enters the city on horseback on the Nelson Street pedestrian bridge that runs above the Gulch. In "Captain America: Civil War," the lower part of the Gulch was fitted with green screens and transformed into an African village. "24: Legacy" also filmed here.
Elliott Street Deli & Pub
This neighborhood watering hole started as an 1800s carriage house and was later a jazz club that hosted Ella Fitzgerald. The red building has also been captured on screen, including the indie Kate Hudson flick "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," Kevin Hart’s "Ride Along," and "Triple 9," featuring Norman Reedus of "The Walking Dead" fame. In "Ride Along," it portrayed a biker bar. It's a favorite spot for a pint or one of their beloved sandwiches.
Atlanta Movie Tours
There's no one that knows the neighborhood's filming locations better than Atlanta Movie Tours, a tour company that showcases the city's most notable film hotspots. Their "Walking Dead" and "Hunger Games" tours are popular, but they also have a Castleberry Hill Backlot Walking Tour. This tour leaves from their office, where you can pick up film-focused souvenirs, and visits locations from the dozens of projects that have taken place here. You might even see an active production!