Savannah, Georgia is one of the most beautiful cities in America, a wonderful place to visit or call home. The historic district is alive with creativity, art, culture, theatre and boasts examples of just about every architectural style of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The cobbled waterfront on the Savannah River is edged by towering old cotton warehouses. The fact is, a lot of Savannah’s visitors find the city so endearing (the city squares, monuments, parks, historic homes, churches and the largest Historic Landmark District in the USA) that they decide to make Savannah their home!
But it’s not just the locals and the tourists who have taken to this picturesque southern city; Hollywood, too, has fallen for her southern charms and Savannah has been the backdrop for over 85 films. Remember the bench Forrest Gump sat on while musing about how “life is like a box of chocolates”? How about the Mercer House from “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”? Scenes from both of these movies were filmed in Savannah. Other films shot here include: “Cape Fear”, “The Longest Yard”, “Glory” and the acclaimed mini-series, “Roots”.
If you love films you can do your own driving tour (with some pre-planning and help from Google) to try and seek out the places and buildings and props from these and other movies. But the best way to explore the city's starring roles is to hop onboard one of Savannah Movie Tour’s
comfortable minibuses and learn from their knowledgeable guides. On the tour, you'll see clips from the films on large LCD screens as you ride past the locations that were used in the movies. You will see about 65 locations in all. You'll also hear some interesting facts and behind-the-scenes stories about the movies and actors who star in them. The tour ends in the famous Leopold’s Ice Cream parlor for a treat.
Whether you're just an occasional movie-goer or you're a major film buff, you're sure to enjoy Savannah's theatrical side.
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