13 Reasons Why Atlanta is Now A Film Capital

Last week, Netflix premiered the new series based on Jay Asher's popular young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why. The series wasn't filmed in Atlanta, but now after wrapping season one, two of the principle cast members Miles Heizer (who plays Alex Standall) and Katherine Langford (who plays the titular character Hannah Baker) are in Atlanta to film another movie based on a popular YA book Simon vs. The Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Abertalli. Production code signs labeled PSI have been seen near Fort Gillem and near Oglethorpe University.  As Atlanta grows as a…continue reading →

Atlanta-filmed Spider-Man: Homecoming and Baby Driver Release Trailers

The past few weeks have been full of trailers for highly-anticipated films set to hit theaters this summer. Two Atlanta-filmed movies, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Baby Driver, dropped their trailers. AMT is excited to catch a glimpse of the locations used in and around the city, and we can't wait to have a full list of locations to add to our Best of Atlanta and Hero tours.  Because Spider-Man: Homecoming  is a Marvel film, the majority of the filming was done at Pinewood Studios, but our Insiders notices a few places in the trailer that are Atlanta buildings with…continue reading →

AMT Turns 5

  If Atlanta Movie Tours were a human, it would be a fun-loving, inquisitive, and compassionate child getting ready to start Kindergarten. It would be jumping up and down at the prospect of starting a new chapter and getting to do things it's never done before. Its parents would be telling it to calm down and take a deep breath before it leaves the house to explore a new world and make new friends. But in Atlanta Movie Tours' five years of life, it has already had so many amazing experiences and learned…continue reading →

OITNB Actors in Atlanta

Last week it was announced that Spider-Man: Homecoming was officially back in Atlanta for reshoots before its July 7th release date. Our AMT Insiders are familiar with this version of Spider-Man because of its many days of shooting in the city and because of the use of locations near Miller's Rexall Drugs in south downtown Atlanta which is featured in our Best of Atlanta Tour.  But as more and more shoots begin in Atlanta, our Insiders started to notice a pattern: There have been several cast members from the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black in Atlanta for…continue reading →

And the Oscar Goes to…

It's no secret that the Academy Awards this year were full of surprises. And to keep up with the drama, some of our Insiders even watched the Oscars on one screen while trying to pay attention to The Walking Dead at the same time, needless to say, when the Oscars drew to a close, it was a good thing that The Walking Dead had already gone off-air.  If you haven't heard by now, the film Moonlight took home the Oscar for Best Picture, but not after La La Land was announced in its…continue reading →

AMT Celebrates Atlanta’s Heritage with a New Tour!

Atlanta Movie Tours is excited to announce that beginning February 26th, we will be offering a brand-new Atlanta Heritage Tour! This tour aims to celebrate African Americans on screen and off and will take guests on a tour of the city from the Civil Rights Era to present day filming sites featuring locations from Madea, Atlanta, Selma, and more.   This three-hour-long tour will depart from our shop in Castleberry Hill and make its way through Atlanta to guests a side of the city they may not know about. They will be transported back in time…continue reading →

“Ring” in a New Year of Movies and Shows

The Walking Dead had its mid-season premiere this past Sunday and was watched by 12 million viewers. Some of those viewers were watching alongside AMT at Smoke Ring at our "Rise Up & Hook Up" watch party. And even though audiences were assured that going forward TWD would be less graphic than the infamous Glenn and Abraham scene at the beginning of this current season, that didn't stop them from coming back after the mid-season hiatus. As Rick's group against the Saviors grows, that promise of less graphic content only makes us wonder how the…continue reading →

Football Season Is Over

"Rise Up" was the marketing tagline for the Atlanta Falcons as they made their way to Super Bowl LII, and rising up was exactly what the Falcons did in Houston this past weekend. They rose to the occasion and played the closest game in Super Bowl history--the first to go into overtime. And while the Falcons lost to the Patriots, this will not be the last time Atlanta is in the Super Bowl spotlight. In 2019, the 53rd Super Bowl is set to be hosted in Atlanta right near Atlanta Movie Tours' neighborhood of…continue reading →

From Georgia Filming to the Screen Actors Guild Awards

At the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, the Atlanta film community came out in full force. Many Georgia filmed movies were nominated including Hidden Figures, Captain America: Civil War, The Walking Dead, and Stranger Things.  Stranger Things was nominated for three awards, including Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for which Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder were nominated. If Brown had won this category, it would have made her the youngest winner in SAG history. Sadly, she lost to Claire Foy for the Netflix Original The Crown; but she was the 3rd nominee in the…continue reading →
Rise Up for the Falcons and The Walking Dead

Rise Up for the Falcons and The Walking Dead

The last time the Atlanta Falcons won the play-offs and went to the Superbowl, it was January of 1999, and filming in Atlanta was slow. Scream had been filmed here in 1997, Black Dog starring Patrick Swayze and Meat Loaf in 1998, but in 1999, TV movies and the show Good Eats made up the majority of filming in Atlanta.  Now as the Falcons gear up for their second Superbowl, the filming industry is booming in and around the city of Atlanta. The Founder (starring Michael Keaton and Nick Offerman among others), Rings (starring Vincent D'Onofrio, Johnny Galecki, and many others), and Table…continue reading →