Macon celebrating a busy year on movie, TV screens

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It’s been a busy year at the movies — and on television — for the city of Macon.

Hollywood had practically ignored central Georgia’s largest city for two years prior to 2019. But its onscreen fortunes took a big upturn in the past 12 months.

Five notable TV and movie productions filmed scenes in Macon this past year.

A parkway and a former chicken plant in town were used as filming locations for the recently released “Zombieland: Double Tap.” A stretch of downtown Macon became a stand-in for 1930s New York for the HBO superhero series “Watchmen,” while other scenes were filmed at the historic Douglas Theater.

And while audiences will have to wait until May to see the results, scenes from Marvel’s upcoming “Black Widow” movie were filmed in October at downtown Macon’s century-old Terminal Station

Film producers are increasingly taking notice of Macon in part because of its uniqueness and architecture as well as its proximity to Atlanta, said Aaron Buzza of the Macon Film Commission.

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