Discover Film Locations: Exploring Movies Filmed at Atlanta Hotels and Georgia’s Film Industry

Article by Carol Carter
Published on May 30, 2024

The film “Deliverance” was a significant milestone for Georgia as it put the state on the map as a filming location. This led to the establishment of the Georgia Film Office by Gov. Jimmy Carter a year later. Today, the film industry in Georgia is worth $4 billion. Many YouTube DIY enthusiasts and travelers enjoy exploring the locations in Georgia and Atlanta where popular movie and TV scenes were shot. Some even choose their Atlanta hotel based on whether a scene from their favorite movie was shot there.

One such location is the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. This hotel was the setting for the elevator scene in “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Visitors can step into the same elevator, although it’s not recommended to follow Johanna Mason’s example and disrobe. Interestingly, Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t present during the filming of this scene, despite appearing in it. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis also featured in “Flight,” where Denzel Washington’s character, Whip Whitaker, gets drunk in the hotel lobby.

Another notable location is The Candler Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. This Beaux Arts building was constructed in 1906 by Asa Griggs Candler, an Atlanta Coca-Cola Co. magnate. In the movie “Baby Driver,” it was depicted as the First Bank of Atlanta.

The Georgian Terrace is another iconic filming location. Its grand ballroom was the site of the premiere gala for “Gone With the Wind.” Other movies partially filmed at the Georgian Terrace include “The Change-Up” and “Identity Theft.”

For more information on filming locations in Atlanta, check out articles on Atlanta’s Marvel filming locations and why Downtown Atlanta is the perfect setting for movies, music, and sports.

Carol Carter is a journalist who writes and edits for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.


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