5 Movies That Were Shot In Macon

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5 Movies That Were Shot In Macon

Let’s be honest. There are many people who don’t know that movies are shot in Macon. In fact, many don’t even know where Macon is and are probably wondering what is here. Surprising as it may be, Macon is a prime spot to shoot Hollywood movies. Throughout the Macon area, there are some hidden gems within the city that filmmakers notice. Here are some top movies that you may not know were shot in Macon.

42

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42 is a 2013 film directed by Brian Helgeland. It portrays the integration of baseball player Jackie Robinson as an African American on the Brooklyn Dodgers team. Only a few scenes were shot in Macon, however, Luther Williams Field was featured very beautifully on screen all throughout the film as the iconic baseball field. Filmmakers recreated the field to make it look like Brooklyn, New York.

Black Widow

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Black Widow is expected to release on May 1, 2020 and is directed by Cate Shortland. It portrays the story about the Black Widow character from the Marvel Series. This is a highly anticipated movie for all superhero lovers. There were scenes that were shot in downtown Macon around October 2019. Macon Terminal Station was a spot that made an appearance in the trailer that recently released. You can watch it here.

Zombieland: Double Tap

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Zombieland: Double Tap is a 2019 film directed by Ruben Fleischer. It is a sequel that came out ten years after the first one, Zombieland, was released. It is a comedy about zombie survivors and their encounters. It features the Eisenhower Parkway Bridge in Macon.

I, Tonya

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I, Tonya is a 2017 film directed by Craig Gillespsie. It is based on the real life story of Tonya Harding, a figure skater, and the attack of Nancy Kerrigan. The skating scenes of this film were shot in the Macon Centreplex. Due to the limited amount of rink time, they had to shoot many scenes in just a few short days.

The Best of Enemies

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The Best of Enemies is a 2019 film directed by Robin Bissell. It portrays a civil rights activist and a Ku Klux Klan leader fighting over a battle of school integration. The Macon-Bibb County’s Government Center made an appearance in the film.

Many movies are being filmed within Macon. Macon has unique places such as Luther Williams Field, Macon Terminal Station, Eisenhower Parkway Bridge, the Macon Centreplex, and the Macon-Bibb County’s Government Center that bring life into different scenes.