The second movie in the “Hunger Games” series, “Catching Fire” was largely filmed in the Atlanta area. These films, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth have been wildly popular recently and have drawn attention to locations in Georgia where they were filmed. Atlanta’s Swan House was used as a location for filming many of the scenes outside of the arena. The beautiful old house was built for socialites Edward and Emily Inman in 1928 as their home. The house features a large dining room and entertaining area, ideal for having a lot of guests! The Georgia World Congress and Goat Farm Arts Center center were also involved in the filming action. The Swan House created a guided tour to show Hunger Games fans the areas where the house was featured in the film that ended on January 6, 2014. Goat Farms Arts Center also allowed fans to visit the area, though there was no official tour. Hunger Games filmmakers just can’t seem to get enough of Georgia. They returned to the state to film the next part of the saga, “Mockingjay!” Griffin, Newnan, Dawsonville, and Atlanta were all used as film sites for Mockingjay: Part 1. Caldwell Tanks was the premiere location in Newnan, and the Marriott Marquis was used in Atlanta. Many speculate that the second half of Mockingjay will return to Georgia to film.
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