Netflix set to film in Macon in mid-July

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The buzz is building as Netflix film crews prepare to travel to Macon for the next few weeks to shoot Ron Howard’s new movie.

Film crews have already started scouting buildings for the upcoming Netflix film, “Hillbilly Elegy,” based on the book by the same name.

The filming starts July 15, but people walking downtown might start seeing some changes before then. The film crew is making alterations from one end of Poplar Street all the way to the other.

Crews will use places like the bridges on Poplar Street, the old Subway on Vineville Avenue, and the Shadow Sound Studio on Third Street.

It’s something some business owners have seen before.

“I’ve worked with several different film crews over the past 10 years or so that have come to Macon, but I’m excited that it seems to be picking up,” said Joey Stuckey owner of Shadow Sound Studio. He says the Netflix crew is planning on turning his front lobby into a Radio Shack.” We’ve had people here measuring doors, measuring walls.” See more at WMAZ.

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