The other day, I noticed a street was closed here in Norcross. Apparently, the show Halt & Catch fire was filming there. I was going to an appointment to give an estimate on some water damage repair and had to go out of my way to avoid the closed streets.
It got me thinking about what movies are filmed here in Norcross. To my surprise, there are several hugely popular movies and TV shows that are filmed here. I would have never known if I didn’t look on imdb.com for movies filmed here.
So without much ado, here are some movies that are filmed here.
Halt & Catch Fire – This show is on AMC and is a throwback to the 80’s when personal computing was just getting started. Oddly enough, I had no clue that Norcross is one of the main filming locations for the show (guess I need to catch up).
Hidden Figures – The story of a team of female mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. I did a bit of research and found out that the OFC facility was used as a pivotal part of the film.
Furious 7 – The seventh fast and furious movie. In this one, Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother. Filmed in Norcross, Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious 7 contributed $47 million to Georgia’s economy, according to the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Of that, there were $15 million in overall hotel costs for cast and crew, and $5 million worth of hardware and lumber supplies to build sets for scenes in the movie. There were 7,500 Georgians hired to work in the film.
The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 2 – The final movie in this four movie series, Norcross was featured heavily in the movie being that most of the movie was filmed at the OFS plant. As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.
A Walk In The Woods – After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. The home in which Robert Redford’s character lives is in Norcross on Ridgecrest Dr. Julie Foster, the owner of the home that was featured in the movie wrote an article about her experience renting her home to the producers. https://www.gwinnettforum.com/2015/09/focus-what-happens-when-the-film-companies-rent-your-home/
That’s just a few of them for this post. I’m going to do a follow up about a few more shows and movies filmed here in Norcross.
Check this out… Just one of several movie theatres within a few miles of my office.