More coverage from Florida media about ‘Live by Night’ shooting in Georgia

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The ticket takers and the guests at the Tampa Theatre, the concessionaires and those who came in costume, all have one thing in common with the movie they were going to see on Tuesday night.

They all have roots in Tampa. Ben Affleck stars in ‘Live by Night,’ a two hour feature picture about a mobster in Tampa’s Latin quarter of the 1920s.

The production team denied an effort by the Tampa Hillsborough Film Commission to get them to film Tampa in Tampa.

Instead, last year, the 300-person crew went to Georgia for six weeks, built an Ybor City mockup, and spent an estimated $4 million at local bars, restaurants and hotels.

See more at Fox.

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