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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Walker Stalker Con!

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by patti No Comments

By Kathryn Telford

It’s finally October, ya’ll! For most, this month conjures up images of bright pumpkins, falling leaves, and ghoulish decor.  For the whopping 17.3 million of us that watched The Walking Dead premier Sunday night, add face eating zombies and hanging torsos to why we love this month. Not only does October bring back my favorite show, but it also means that Walker Stalker Convention is back in Atlanta!

Atlanta Movie Tours is delighted to present Emily Kinney on a very special VIP Big Zombie Tour on Thursday, October 16th. This hot ticket sold out in just 24 hours!

 

Time for Walker Stalker Con!

 

Walker Stalker Con is a three day convention held on October 17th-19th at AMERICASMART. It’s packed with panels, events, your favorite stars, and so much more. Ever wondered what it’s like dressing the dead? Hear it first hand from Eulyn Womble, head of the wardrobe department. Love the physical gags The Walking Dead is famous for? Listen to the stories told by founder of KNB EFX Group, Inc, and TWD Executive Producer, Greg Nicotero.  Maybe you just want to see Andrew Lincoln or Norman Reedus in person! Walker Stalker has you covered. These two are even hosting a panel about their famed “bromance.” I’m so there. 

 

Eulyn Womble

 

Greg Nicotero at work

Greg Nicotero at work

 

Lauren Cohan, Steven Yuen, and Chandler Riggs are just a few more awesome guests that are going to be at the event. Check out the full guest list here.

 

Of course, our favorite TWD stars won’t be the only cast at Walker Stalker Con. Ian Somerhalder AND Paul Wesley will be present and hosting their own panel, so come prepared with all of your Vampire Daries questions ready. Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Would you love the chance to get your picture taken with Khal Drogo himself, Jason Momoa? Come do it this weekend at Walker Stalker Con! Follow this link for all of the ticket purchasing information. Hurry and get your tickets before they sell out!

While you’re at the convention, make sure to come see Atlanta Movie Tours at our booth, 515! We will have our free prize wheel spinning, and we will also be doing a giveaway at our table for tour tickets. I can’t wait to hang out with you guys this weekend!

Xoxo (and walker bites),
Kathryn

Visit us at Booth #515!

Visit us at Booth #515!

Countdown to Dragon Con!

Posted on: August 23rd, 2014 by Carrie G No Comments

There’s only 5 days left until Dragon Con takes over downtown Atlanta!

Dragon con logoSince 1987, Dragon Con, one of the largest multi-media, pop culture conventions in the world, has been transforming Atlanta into a sci-fi mecca every Labor Day weekend. Con-goers venture to Atlanta from all over the country and world, adorned in costumes of their favorite characters. Over the years the Con has grown to welcome over 50,000 attendees and now spans over 5 host hotels in downtown Atlanta and includes celebrity guests, costume contests, dealer rooms, panels, a masquerade ball and SO much more.

Some of the featured guests at this year’s Dragon Con include Manu Bennett, Shawn Ashmore, and Giancarlo Esposito.

More information about Dragon Con and how to purchase tickets can be found here.

Be sure to use our promo code and save while you’re in town!

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If money is a little tight but you still want to get in on the action, you can attend the massive Dragon Con parade on Saturday, August 30th. This is an amazing parade that draws thousands of spectators so make sure you get there early! Because of the popularity of this parade and the crowd it draws, we will not be running any of our Atlanta tours on August 30th.

As a matter of fact, look for us in the crowd. We love the parade! It’s like Halloween in September.

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2014 Dragon Con Parade Route

If you’re in the Atlanta area, make a detour and visit us at our store- Atlanta Movie Tours Gifts and Concessions! We are just around the corner from Centennial Olympic Park and The Georgia Dome in the Castleberry Hill neighborhood of Atlanta at 327 Nelson St SW.

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We might be a little bias but we have some awesome items in our shop for everything from The Walking Dead to Gone With the Wind. We have t-shirts, dolls, magnets, magazines, coffee mugs, and more! You can also purchase tickets for any of our tours in the shop.

If you’re staying in Atlanta and don’t have a car to get down to Senoia for our Big Zombie Tour Part 2- no worries! We now offer round trip transportation from our shop in Atlanta to The Woodbury Shoppe in Senioa for only $30 per person. Be sure to ask us about it when you come visit!

Our shop at 327 Nelson St SW in Atlanta

Our shop at 327 Nelson St SW in Atlanta

The Zombies Are Coming!

Posted on: August 14th, 2014 by Carrie G No Comments

Yep, zombies really have taken over Atlanta. Tomorrow night Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves, will be overrun by zombies for Braves Zombie Night!

What: Braves Zombie Night

Who: ZOMBIES!

When: Friday, August 15th

Where: Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta, GA, 303

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The Braves have created awesome ticket packages that get you into the game and all the undead fun beforehand! Guests have the opportunity to purchase field view tickets for $60 or outfield pavilion tickets for $40. Each ticket package comes with access to a makeup artist to give you a zombie makeunder, an on-field pre-game zombie walk, a viewing of the Friday Night Fireworks after the game, and a zombie survival kit including a mini bat, a commemorative Zombie Night t-shirt, and a drawstring backpack.

You think that’s good? We’re not even done yet! You also get into a meet and greet with Travis Love, Sonya Thompson, and Larry Mainland!

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While you’re there, be sure to stop by the Atlanta Movie Tours table and say hi to Kathryn and Megan! We will be doing a giveaway at our table for tour tickets, don’t miss out!

Tickets for Braves Zombie Night can be purchased here.

Come stroll with us!

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Carrie G No Comments

It’s a busy night in our neighborhood of Castleberry Hill! We’re getting ready for tonight’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll.

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Castleberry Hill, Atlanta’s historic art district, is home to several galleries, studios, and artist spaces that open their doors on the 2nd Friday of every month to showcase the beautiful art inside. Starting at 7pm, walk around our neighborhood and take in the art, music, shopping and food that fill the streets at each art stroll.  We recommend grabbing a bite to eat or a drink at Bottle Rocket, No Mas!, or Smoke Ring.

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We’re also excited because tonight the Atlanta Falcons open the preseason against the Miami Dolphins at the Georgia Dome. Have you been keeping up with the Falcons as they prepare for the upcoming football season on HBO’s Hard Knocks? The Falcons were chosen to be the NFL team featured on the ninth season of Hard Knocks, which follows the team through training camp and the behind-the-scenes lives of the players.

 

Hard Knocks is just one of many productions currently filming in Georgia. Triple 9, and Ride Along 2 have also been filming recently just around the corner. Ride Along 2, starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, actually turned the rotunda of the Georgia Capitol into a bar this past week. It’s fun to see places like the Capitol building embracing all the filming that takes place in Georgia.

Aaron Gould Sheinin / aaron.gouldsheinin@ajc.com

The rotunda of the Georgia Capitol Aaron Gould Sheinin / aaron.gouldsheinin@ajc.com

Top 10 Reasons for Taking AMT’s Margaret Mitchell Tour

Posted on: July 31st, 2014 by patti 2 Comments

You are visiting Atlanta and need something special to do with the family. Or you are a local and feel like you’ve seen all our beautiful city has to offer.

Now what?

Join us for Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind Tour

Here are 10 reasons why.

1.  Margaret Mitchell was anything but prissy. This woman was a firecracker. Not from the south? Wondering what prissy means? Lets see what the Urban Dictionary says:

prissy: stuck up, goody-two-shoes, self-centered, all-knowing, hard to please.

 

2. MM was kicked out of the Jr. League. Learn what scandalous act got her the boot.

3. Sally Smith, who plays our Margaret Mitchell, introduced GWTW to an audience of 10,000 last weekend at The Fox Theatre. They loved her. You will, too.

Miss Mitchell before taking the stage at The Fox Theatre

Miss Mitchell before taking the stage at The Fox Theatre

4. She wrote Gone With The Wind at her house on the corner of Peachtree Street and 10th Avenue.
Why did MM call it “The Dump?”

5.  We will take you to a location not visited by many that holds MM’s one millionth copy of GWTW and many of her personal items.

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6. Can’t get enough of Margaret Mitchell? Vouchers for this tour will also gain you entry to the Road To Tara Museum in Jonesboro and the Marietta Gone With The Wind Museum, as well as re-entry to The Margaret Mitchell House at no extra charge (a $44.95 value).

7. This is our newest tour and wanderlust ATLANTA said about our MM tour, “Someone give Atlanta Movie Tours a Tony Award.” Be among our guests to say you saw it first.

8. If you ask nicely, MM may tell you her favorite story about ordering 4 p.m. cocktails.

9.  Why did MM tell a big NYC book publisher that she did NOT write a book, when she was hiding chapters of GWTW all over her house?

10. She’s back from the dead after 65 years. And she looks amazing!! That itself is worth the price of admission.

Where can you book your tour? Click here.

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We’re counting down the days…

Posted on: July 24th, 2014 by Carrie G No Comments

There’s only TWO more days until Gone With the Wind is shown at the Fox Theatre!

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We are so excited for everyone to see our very own Margaret Mitchell, portrayed by Sally Smith, as she introduces the film as part of the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. Ms. Mitchell does an incredible job every week on our tours regaling guests with stories about her life in Atlanta and we know she will delight audiences this weekend.

Margaret Mitchell and guests at her grave

Margaret Mitchell and guests at her grave

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Margaret Mitchell with the one millionth copy of “Gone With the Wind”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven’t picked up your tickets yet, be sure to do so soon.  In celebration of Gone With the Wind’s 75th anniversary, the Fox is offering two chances to see the film.

We’re also giving away a FREE pair of tickets to see Gone With the Wind at the Sunday, July 27th showing! Winners will be chosen Friday afternoon, so don’t delay. Enter here.


Want more Margaret Mitchell? Take a look at all the places she made an appearance!

Earlier this month, CBS Better Mornings hopped aboard our bus and experienced our Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind Tour. We had a great time! You can check out the interview and video here.

better mornOur friend Travis at wanderlust ATLANTA did an incredible interview with Sally Smith, Ms. Mitchell herself.  You can read all about Sally, Atlanta, and Gone With the Wind in the post here. He also included some beautiful pictures. Thanks, Travis!

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You can also get the full Margaret Mitchell experience on our Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind Tour every weekend. We still have a few open seats on this Saturday’s tour. The tour starts at 2:00pm and ends at 5:00pm, ensuring that you can still catch the showing of Gone With the Wind at the Fox on Saturday night!

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Sounds like the perfect day to us!

Coming Up: The Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl & “Gone With the Wind” at the Fox!

Posted on: July 19th, 2014 by Carrie G No Comments

It’s that time of year again!

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Diesel Filling Station, A.K.A. the best place to watch new episodes of The Walking Dead every week, is hosting their 5th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl on July 26th (next Saturday!). The Zombie Pub Crawl, produced by MarksterCon.com and Gorehound Productions with featured sponsor Walker Stalker Con, spans over 5 bars along North Highland Avenue in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta. If you’re into zombies (and let’s be real, who isn’t?) then you really don’t want to miss this. The Zombie Pub Crawl includes zombie makeup artists (including some amazing artists from the show Face Off), special guests, food and drink deals, and TWO After-Parties! Attendees can purchase general admission tickets, VIP ‘Gore’ Packages, and drink tickets. Word on the street is that the general admission tickets, which include professional zombie make overs, and admission to both after-parties, are already 85% sold. It is highly likely that this event will sell out, so don’t delay!

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Psst- this is a 21+ event.

 Also taking place in Atlanta on Saturday, July 26th (and Sunday, July 27th) is the showing of Gone With the Wind at the Fox Theatre. As part of the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival, and in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the film, Gone With the Wind will be shown on both Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. And who better to introduce the film on both days but Ms. Magaret Mitchell herself, as portrayed by Sally Smith on our Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind Tour. Tickets for the showings can be purchased here. You can also read up on this event from our blog post last week here!

GoneWithTheWindTour_mediumDo you follow us on Facebook? If not, you’re missing out! Right now we have two great contests happening on our page. You could win a beautiful pair of Hobie Polarized sunglasses or enter to win a pair of passes to the 2nd Annual Gwinnett Center International Film Festival happening August 1st-3rd! Give our page a “like” and stay up-to-date with the latest filming news, tour deals, and fun contests!

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Margaret Mitchell will be at the Fox Theatre

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by Carrie G No Comments

Yes, you read that right. Margret Mitchell will be introducing Gone With the Wind at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on two special days!

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Bob Hughes, Brilliance Photography (Facebook)

 This year, for the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival, the Fox Theatre is doing things a bit differently. They are  showcasing classic movies that are celebrating impressive anniversaries. In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the film Gone With the Wind, moviegoers can sit beneath the beautiful blue sky of the Fox Theatre and watch the quintessential southern film on Saturday, July 26th or Sunday,  July 27th. Frankly my dear, we do give a damn if you come to these screenings!

Margaret Mitchell and guests at her grave

Margaret Mitchell and guests at her grave

Introducing the film at the Fox on both days will be Margaret Mitchell herself, as portrayed by Sally Smith on our Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind Tour. Showgoers have three opportunities to see Sally in action on our tours before the Fox screenings.

  • Saturday, July 12th at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 19th at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 26th at 2:00 pm

 Join Ms. Mitchell as she takes you on an unforgettable trip around Atlanta to see everything from her apartment, her Pulitzer Prize, and even her gravesite. Our very own Margaret Mitchell was also featured on Better Mornings earlier this week. We had so much fun with everyone! Be sure to check out the videos.

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Tickets for Gone With the Wind at the Fox can be purchased here.

Dead, White, & Blue and this is what’s new!

Posted on: July 4th, 2014 by Carrie G No Comments

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably pretty wrapped up in the “Dead, White, & Blue” marathon that AMC is running all weekend. A whole weekend filled with every episode of The Walking Dead? Yes, please! Make sure you watch until the end too! On Sunday night, AMC will be airing The Talking Dead Season 5 Preview Special with host Chris Hardwick, The Walking Dead Showrunner and Executive Producer Scott M. Gimple, and actress and comedian Aisha Tyler. This special episode will give viewers a first look at the highly anticipated upcoming season of The Walking Dead. Hopefully, this will help hold us over until the premiere in October….

AMC came up with this handy list to help you prepare for this weekend!

Image: AMC, The Walking Dead

       Image: AMC, The Walking Dead

Another way you can keep your mind off of the 4 month wait is to take our Atlanta Film Sites Tour. One (of many) of the coolest things about living in Atlanta is the amount of television shows and movies that have filmed and are currently filming here! On our Atlanta Film Sites Tour, we take you to see exactly where hundreds of your favorite movies and shows were filmed. Our entertaining guides are all actors that have been on some of these very sets and have some of the best behind-the-scenes stories. Curious about what you’ll see? Check it out below!

  • See where the Dudes Group hung out with their babies from What To Expect When You’re Expecting
  • Find out where Tyler Perry got his start, where he filmed Good DeedsWitness Protection and more
  • Pass the Temple, Piggly Wiggly and Dan Aykroyd’s shop from Driving Miss Daisy
  • Check out some of the Hunger Games: Catching Fire spots around town
  • Focus on sports with location hotspots for Trouble with the CurveRemember the Titans & We Are Marshall
  • Thought Anchorman 2 was all NYC? Think again! See locations that took the place of the Big Apple!

 We know it’s a little last minute, but we’ve got a few seats open for our Atlanta Film Sites Tour tomorrow at 10:00a. Have family in town for the holiday weekend? No worries. This is a kid and family friendly event! Join us!

                                    

We’re also happy to announce the return of our Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind Tour on Saturday, July 12th. Our newest tour features Margaret Mitchell herself as your entertaining guide for the day! Listen to Ms. Mitchell while she tells you stories about her life in Atlanta, see her Pulitzer Prize, her former apartment where she wrote Gone With the Wind, her grave site, and much more! This tour is perfect for any fan of Gone With the Wind, Atlanta, or just the south in general!

 Vouchers for this tour will also gain you entry for a limited time to the Road To Tara Museum in Jonesboro and the Marietta Gone With The Wind Museum at no extra charge.

p.s. Atlanta friends- Be sure to tune into Better Mornings on Tuesday, July 8th for a feature on our Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind tour!

It’s time for the Senoia Social!

Posted on: July 1st, 2014 by Carrie G No Comments

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Last summer’s Senoia Social was such a success that Zac Brown’s Southern Ground and the City of Senoia has decided to do it again! This Saturday, July 5th, The 2nd Annual Senoia Social will be shutting down Main Street Senoia, the town that The Walking Dead fans will fondly recall as “Woodbury,” for a day filled with food, music, and fun all benefiting the wonderful Camp Southern Ground, which aims to “create unforgettable outdoor experiences for kids of all abilities.”

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In addition to all shops and restaurants along Main Street remaining open, this family friendly event also includes rides and kid zone activities, yummy food and treats from various vendors, a beer garden for the adults, and an impressive music lineup.

This year’s lineup features husband and wife duo The Stellas, sisters and co-stars of ABC’s Nashville, Lennon and Maisy, Zac Brown Band’s own John Driscoll Hopkins & Brighter Shade, Humming House, and more! The music starts at 11:30am and will continue throughout the day until 9:00pm.

The 2nd Annual Senoia Social kicks off at 11:00am this Saturday, so come join the fun! If you’ll be on our sold out Big Zombie Tour Part 2, be sure to stick around and see just why we love this little town so much!

All information for the Senoia Social can be found here.

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