ATLANTA — The Oscars may be over, but the film industry in Atlanta isn’t anywhere near slowing down.
Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach took a tour of some of the most popular spots that big Hollywood productions film in Atlanta.
Pullman Yards off of DeKalb Avenue is currently home to a big production that is under wraps right now. But movies like “The Hunger Games” and the recent “Bad Boys” sequel all filmed at Pullman Yards.
“Bad Boys For Life” also shot inside Northside Tavern — which has been used in several other movies, including “Anchorman 2” and “The Fate of the Furious.”
“The bar fits a lot of needs,” Northside Tavern manager John Sarine. “It could be a Chicago bar, a New York bar, a dive bar across the world.”
Other popular filming locations include the Silver Skillet on 14th Street.
“People ask where did certain people sit, and we try to tell them and they want to go sit there,” Silver Skillet owner Teresa Breckenridge said.
Featured in “First Man,” “The Frontrunner” and an episode of the Netflix series “Ozark,” the diner has the same authentic look, same tables and same counters as when it opened in 1965.
“They don’t have to come in and make something look old,” Breckenridge said. “We are already old.”
The old Macy’s department store in downtown, now the Southern Exchange Ballrooms, was transformed into a restaurant for an epic fight scene in Marvel’s “Ant and the Wasp.”
One location that didn’t have to change much is the Proscenium in Midtown. The lobby of the high-rise doubles as Stark Industries in last year’s blockbuster, “Avengers: Endgame.”
The Cheshire Motor Inn looks just the same in “The Mule,” a recent Clint Eastwood film. Manager Bikash Sunar says productions have to buy out the entire place to film there, bringing in extra revenue.
“That helps us stay in business,” Sunar said.
The hall and rotunda at Georgia Tech’s Academy of Medicine doubled as the White House in the new “Zombieland” sequel. Just look for the distinct checkerboard floors.
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