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Location. Location. Location. Take A Tour Through Wilmington's Rich TV & Film History
January 27, 2024

Location. Location. Location. Take A Tour Through Wilmington's Rich TV & Film History

Many people do not associate Wilmington, NC with major motion pictures and hit televisions series, but they should. Since the 1980's, the areas has hosted an active film industry. With incredible backdrops ranging from the historic downtown, low country landscapes, all things coastal, plus the state-of-the-art studios, it serves as a perfect location for projects of any scope. 

We'll take a tour through some of the more memorable projects filmed right here in Wilmington, NC. If you're up for it, rewatch some and see if you can identify some of the on-site local scenes.  

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - 1989. Movie Starring Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pias 

2. The Crow - 1993. Movie Starring Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis

3. Matlock - 1994. Television Starring Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday

4. I Know What You Did Last Summer - 1997. Movie Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Geller, Anne Heche

5. Dawson's Creek - 1997.  Television Starring James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams

6. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - 2001. Movie Starring Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan

7. One Tree Hill - 2004. Television Starring Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

8. Eastbound & Down - 2007. Television Starring Danny McBride, Steve Little, Katy Mixon

9. Iron Man 3 - 2012. Movie Starring Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow

10. Safe Haven - 2012. Movie Starring Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders

Information and filming dates courtesy of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission, Inc. Click buttons for for a full list of featured films and television shows filmed in the Wilmington Area. 

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