No matter how long you have lived in North Carolina, you probably haven’t gotten around to seeing all of the amazing locations in the state that played a key role in some of your favorite movies. North Carolina was once the most popular filming location on the East Coast and well over 400 different feature-length films were shot here in addition to TV shows. This means that you can easily spend a full week or more driving around the state and visit famous movie locations.
Grandfather Mountain – Forrest Gump
Almost everyone has seen “Forrest Gump,” the 1994 Academy Best Picture. Go visit Grandfather Mountain, and you will recognize the site of multiple running scenes from the movie with other locations from the same film nearby.
Lake Lure – Dirty Dancing
If you are a fan of the classic movie “Dirty Dancing,” then you should make it a point to go visit Lake Lure at some point. If you time your visit correctly, you can even attend their annual Dirty Dancing Festival. Otherwise, just enjoy everything this waterfront and town have to offer.
Southport – Multiple Movies
Almost wherever you go in Southport you will spot sites from your favorite movies. That is because Southport is among North Carolina’s most popular filming locations. In addition to “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “A Walk to Remember,” and “Safe Haven,” the show “Dawson’s Creek” was also filmed here.
Triple Falls and Henry River Mill Village– The Hunger Games
The incredibly popular “Hunger Games” movie was only filmed in North Carolina, which means that you can find a truly impressive number of filming locations no matter where in the state you go. Among these are Henry River Mill Village, where the Henry River was part of Katniss’ home and the site where she reunites with Peeta. Triple Falls is also another highly recognizable area from the movie.
Now that you know where some famous movies were filmed in North Carolina, you just need to get there. The team at Renaldo Honda can help you find the perfect vehicle to take you from Shelby to your destination.