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Lights, Camera, Action! Touring Savannah Movie Locations

June 23rd, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Touring Savannah Movie Locations

Bonaventure Cemetery is just one of many
Savannah locations seen in feature films.

Have you ever come around a corner and realized that you’re looking at a famous movie location? It’s a common phenomenon in Savannah. With more than 50 movies filmed here, Savannah movie locations are everywhere!

Savannah, GA is one of those beautiful American cities that turns up in lots of Hollywood movies. So many, in fact, that touring Savannah movie locations is not just an idea, it’s an industry! There are a great many Savannah tour companies that offer tours of or even specialize in touring Savannah movie locations.

A guided Savannah film tour can give you insight into inside-details, trivia, and even locations that you might otherwise never discover. You can also create your own self-guided tour of Savannah filming locations using maps and directions online.

Below is a short list of some of the easier to find filming locations in and around Savannah.

Savannah Movie Locations

Forrest Gump – 1994
The academy-award winning Tom Hanks film, Forrest Gump, featured Savannah’s Chippewa Square. Here is where Forrest sat with his box of chocolates. Don’t look for the bench, though. The bench was just a prop and is now in the Savannah History Museum.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – 1997
This popular movie is all about a real murder mystery that occurred right here in Savannah’s Mercer-Williams House. There are filming locations all over town but the Mercer-Williams House is the most iconic – and worth a visit even if you’ve never heard of the movie.

Magic Mike XXL – 2015
Magic Mike’s beach rental house is on Tybee Island at the corner of Solomon and 2nd Avenue. The Dunes Inn & Suites (1409 Butler Avenue) on the island was used in a few scenes as well. The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center was used for the interior scnes of the Stripper Convention. The Gentlemen’s Club on Montgomery Cross Road was the film location for Mad Mary’s Drag Club.

Glory – 1989
Glory, is another Oscar winning film that features many Savannah movie locations. The film stars Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick, and Morgan Freeman and includes scenes shot at the Mercer-Williams House, the beach at Jekyll Island, and the Roundhouse Complex at the Georgia State Railroad Museum.

The Last Song – 2010
Tybee Wedding Chapel, at 1114 US-80 on Tybee Island, isn’t the only Savannah area location used in the 2010 Miley Cyrus film – but it’s certainly the most popular.

Even More Savannah Movie Locations

For a complete list of movies and televisions shows filmed in and around Savannah, visit www.savannahfilm.org.

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