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 19 (starring Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, and others) were all filmed in Atlanta and have premiered or are slated to premiere in the next few months. And as the film industry grows, so grows the community surrounding it. This was seen on Sunday when the cast of Pitch Perfect 3 cheered on the Falcons during their winning game.
Even the Walking Dead got in on the action with their “Rise Up” slogan that is being promoted for the February 12th return of the second half of season 5. The slogan matches that of the Falcons, and the official Walking Dead Twitter even joined in on the fun on Sunday.
We at Atlanta Movie Tours, couldn’t be more proud of the Falcons and hope they rise up against the Patriots in Superbowl LI on February 5th! And we also encourage all of the Walking Dead fans to rise up and come to Smoke Ring where we will be having a season 7 winter premiere watch party on February 12th.
Check-in for the night will be at Atlanta Movie Tours retail shop (327 Nelson St) around the corner starting at 8pm, then you can head to Smoke Ring to grab a seat! Tickets for the Rise Up & Hook Up watch party can be purchased here, and for Survivors who are also fans of the Falcons, the zombie football player above can be purchased online or in our Castleberry Hill shop!