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Atlanta is home to soundstages and filming locations for popular blockbuster movies

When you flick on a high-budget movie or television show with an engaging storyline and great acting, it’s easy to miss the surroundings of the stars that make each scene truly unique.

Viewers often assume green screens and special effects are primarily used to create the filming scenes in Hollywood studios. While this is true for various filming aspects, real cities, streets and buildings are used to film in and on.

You may have even visited filming locations of major movies and TV shows with A-list celebrities in the past.

One city in the United States in particular has become a hot spot for filming major motion pictures. 

Atlanta, Georgia ranks second, only to Los Angeles, in number of soundstages across the country.

The filming of Avengers: Infinity War" in Atlanta

Multiple Marvel movies have been filmed around Atlanta. The city often acts as a double for NYC.  (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Other shows filmed in Georgia include the HBO miniseries “Sharp Objects,” which was filmed in Barnesville, and “The Walking Dead” which was largely filmed in Senoia.

You can tour these locations and more a number of ways. 

In Atlanta, find a local bus tour that makes stops at each of the filming areas for photo opportunities and scene discussion. Walk in and dine at Mystic Grill or make a reservation for a larger group.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ashlyn Messier is a writer for Fox News Digital. 


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