Zombieland Invades The Fox Theatre!
It’s no secret that we are fond of zombies at Atlanta Movie Tours. Our Big Zombie Tours are sold out every weekend and we employ the undead on a regular basis.
So you can imagine our joy when we heard that The Fox Theatre’s Coca-Cola Film Festival would be wrapping up the series with Zombieland. Since we stop at the meter maid double-tap scene on our Big Zombie Tour Part 1, we naturally cannot wait to see it at The Fox in their gorgeous theatre. The frightfest is being brought to you by The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment office, part of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, as they celebrate 40 years of filming in our state.
It only seems fitting to end the film series with this home-grown favorite from 2009, starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin.
Here are some really fun facts about the making of Zombieland:
1. The twinkies that Woody Harrelson eats in Zombieland are not real!
*Woody is a vegan and also does not consume any sugar, so the elusive yellow snack cakes that his character is OBSESSED with were actually a big no-no for him. Fortunately, the filmmakers were able to provide the star with a convincing substitute made out of corn meal, which the actor found to be delicious. He even thinks the faux spongecakes could bring about a ‘healthy Twinkie revolution’!
2. The movie was shot in only 42 days!
3. The amusement park scenes were filmed at Wild Adventures Theme Park, in Valdosta, GA.
4. Tallahassee painted a 3 on his cars as a reference to Dale Earnhardt. Both cars that Tallahassee drove were based on the color schemes of Earnhardt’s cars
5. The biggest opening weekend of any film in Woody Harrelson‘s career; $24.7 million. Harrelson’s previous best weekend debut was Indecent Proposal, with $18.3 million. The record was beaten a month and a half later by 2012‘s $65.2 million opening. This record was then defeated by The Hunger Games* with an opening of $152.5 the first weekend.
* Hunger Games: Catching Fire was filmed in Atlanta.
6. Bill Murray’s mansion in the movie is actually Lee Najjar’s house in Buckhead, a wealthy section of Atlanta, GA. It is Mr. Najjar’s red Ferrari F430 Spyder that you see in the garage.
Join us as we bring some of our own shambling walkers to Midtown on August 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. to watch the show. You could win a pair of tickets to one of our tours so you would be able to shuffle in the footsteps where some of our favorite zombies roamed.
It is a BYOT kind of night (Bring Your Own Twinkies).
Practice your cardio and we will see you there.