Filmed Around LaGrange

Several movies and television episodes have been filmed near LaGrange in recent years. Take a look at this list and watch some filmed-in-Troup-County scenes before you visit the locations yourself!

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Given the long history and natural beauty of Troup County, it’s no surprise that the film and television industry is often choosing the area for filming. When directors search for the perfect building or area for a particular scene or setting, the team at Troup County Archives is always happy to aid the search! 

Troup County has seen its share of high-profile filming in recent years and hopes to draw more. Filming often draws crowds from all over the Southeast, with some people hoping for a role as an extra and others seeking a glimpse of their favorite stars. 

Here are some recent television episodes and movies that were filmed in Troup County… 

The Walking Dead

In September 2018, visitors flooded Hogansville to witness filming for the 9th season of popular AMC show, The Walking Dead. The main filming location was Hogansville’s City Hall, housed in the 1937 building of the former Royal Theater (listed on the National Register of Historic Places). People from all over the Southeast traveled to witness the filming of this incredibly popular zombie show. 

Photo 1: Image by American Movie Classics

The location was chosen by the show’s scouts, who were looking for a historic theater. The Royal Theater’s Art Deco architecture fit their needs, and the rest is history! Some filming occurred in other parts of town, but the bulk of the scenes were shot at the theater. City Hall remained operational during filming; police escorted people though back doors to conduct city business. For the episode, part of the Royal Theater building was painted green and the city chose to keep the new color after filming was complete. 

Photo 2: Image by City of Hogansville, GA

Episode 11 of Season 9 of The Walking Dead showed characters entering an abandoned movie theater to take some bulbs. They also take a movie poster frame in which to place their community charter. 

The episode, named “Bounty,” aired on February 24, 2019. 

You can visit The Royal Theater yourself, right on Main Street in Hogansville! 

The Haunting of Hill House

A Netflix production of The Haunting of Hill House also turned to Troup County for parts of filming. The series, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson, streams on Netflix and has been well-received. The story revolves around a family who grew up in a famous haunted house and is forced to revisit their past. During filming, many locals showed up to seek spots as extras on the show. 

Photo 3: Image by FlanaganFilm, Amblin Television, Paramount Television

The Bisham Manor, a 1920s English Tudor style mansion, was chosen as the exterior of Hill House. It was chosen at the recommendation of the Troup County Chamber of Commerce because it met the style producers were looking for. The mansion was built between 1997 and 2002 and utilized materials from the 1920s home that was originally on the property. Scenes that occurred in the interior of “Hill House” were filmed in Atlanta. 

Photo 4: Image by If It Were Mine

Also used in the series was the Hunter-Allen Myhand Funeral Home on Hill Street in LaGrange. 

Bisham Manor can be seen at 1901 Old Young’s Mill Road in LaGrange. It was once available as an event venue but is now privately owned. 

Jayne Mansfield’s Car

Jayne Mansfield’s Car, a 2012 drama co-written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, was partially filmed at a plantation in West Point, Georgia. The movie brought big-name actors to Troup County, including Thornton, Kevin Bacon, Robert Duvall, Robert Patrick, and Frances O’Connor. It was filmed mostly in Cedartown, LaGrange, and Griffin Georgia. 

Photo 5: A.R. Films, Media Talent Group, Aldamisa Entertainment

The movie is set in 1969 in Alabama and centers around a family of veterans struggling to make sense of life. Prior to finding a spot to film in Troup County, producers were having trouble finding an area that met their needs. They’d been searching in North Georgia but hadn’t found a plantation exterior that directors were happy with. They wanted a large, historic house with a long, tree-lined driveway. 

Photo 6: A.R. Films, Media Talent Group, Aldamisa Entertainment

Just when the directors were ready to search in Louisiana instead of Georgia, the Troup County Archives searched photos and found the perfect home exterior for the film. After receiving permission from the owners, the Archive employees passed the information along to directors. The exact location of the plantation was not released. Scenes that occurred in the interior of the home were filmed at the Bailey-Tebault House in Griffin, Georgia. 

Local businesses and citizens had pleasant interactions with the movie’s stars, and Actors Kevin Bacon, Robert Duvall, and Billy Bob Thornton were served in a downtown LaGrange pub! 

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

Some filming for the third installment of the popular Hunger Games series was filmed at a vacant industrial warehouse in LaGrange. The film required the crew to construct something large for the scene, which was shot at the former Tredegar building. Much of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay was filmed in Georgia, bringing big stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth to the area. The films, based on the post-apocalyptic Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, were wildly successful and the third movie was released in 2014. 

The old Tredegar building can be spotted on Jenkins Street in LaGrange. 

Lawless

Lawless, released in 2012, also partially filmed in Troup County. Starring Shia LaBeouf and Jessica Chastain, the film followed the story of a depression-era family of moonshiners whose profits are threatened. 

Photo 7: Image by Lantern Entertainment

When directors needed a large kudzu field and a barn in which to shoot some scenes, they found the perfect place in Liberty Hill. 

One scene, which involved blowing up a moonshine still, required involvement of the Troup County Fire Department to manage explosives. 

Nothing brings a film or television show to life like seeing where it was filmed… Watch these episodes and movies and take a driving tour to see the locations for yourself! 

Photos:

Photo 1: Image by American Movie Classics, retrieved from thewalkingdead-hq
Photo 2: Image by City of Hogansville retrieved from Instagram
Photo 3: Image by FlanaganFilm, Amblin Television, Paramount Television retrieved from, Hooked on Houses
Photo 4: Image by If It Were Mine
Photo 5 & 6: Image by A.R. Films, Media Talent Group, Aldamisa Entertainment
Photo 7: Image by The Weinstein Company, now Lantern Entertainment, retrieved from thestacker.com

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