Last of the Mohicans Filmed in North Carolina

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday Jun 10, 2013 Under Event Productions

“The Last of the Mohicans” was filmed back in 1992, but the movie, which is set in the late 18th Century during the French and Indian War, still holds a very special place in the hearts of movie fans and North Carolina residents. The movie was filmed in several locations around the Ashville, North Carolina area, including Chimney Rock State Park, the Biltmore Estate, Manor Inn Apartments, DuPont State Forest, Lake James and several other locations.

Last Of Mohicans Filmed atChimney Rock

“The Last of the Mohicans” takes place during the war between the French and the British for control of North America. Native Americans regularly provided aid during this war. The movie is the story of a Native American tribe with only two members remaining, plus a white man that had been adopted and raised as a Mohican. The man becomes involved with a British officer’s daughter, which creates trouble for both the man and the British officer.

The story is set in upstate New York in the Adirondack Mountains, but the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina provide the perfect backdrop for the story in “The Last of the Mohicans”. Fort William Henry, for example, is actually located near Lake George in New York, but Lake James is used for the location in the movie. The final scenes of the movie were filmed in Chimney Rock State Park. A set of an Indian Village was built in the park for filming. The nearby Hickory Nut Falls were also used for filming several scenes.

Outdoor Movie showing of Last of the Mohicans at Chimney Rock

Whether you are a local Asheville, North Carolina resident or a tourist, visiting some of the beautiful filming locations from “The Last of the Mohicans” is a fun and memorable experience. Chimney Rock State Park and Southern Outdoor Cinema partner together each year to produce an open air cinema experience showing “The Last of the Mohicans” where it was filmed. Guests enjoy a unique experience and watch the movie with the picturesque park in the background.

In addition to the movie screening, guests can choose to arrive early and enjoy guided one-hour hikes to see filming locations. Entertainment, movie merchandise sales, and concessions are also offered during this annual event. If you are in the area, consider attending this unique outdoor movie screening. If you decide to visit Chimney Rock State Park at another time, maps are available with filming location information available to help you find the places you are looking for.

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The Drive-In Turns 80 Years Old Today

Posted by Paul Murray on Friday Jun 7, 2013 Under Company News

Remember the good old days of the drive-in? Loading the family into the station wagon, the sound of the tires driving over gravel and viewing the movie out of the back of the car. This year the drive-in movie turns 80 years old.

In June of 1933 Richard Hollingshead, along with is partners, designed and built the world’s first drive-in movie theatre. The idea was to create a family friendly movie experience, where movie-goers could watch a movie from the comfort of their own vehicles. Other drive-in movie locations followed suit and opened up in other areas in the years following; with the height of the drive-in movie occurring during the 1950’s.

Southern Outdoor Cinema can bring the mobile drive-in cinema almost anywhere. We are fully equipped with state-of-the-art digital projection technology and a FM stereo transmitter. A modern day twist to the drive-in is the boat-in cinema, where boaters on lakes and rivers can watch a movie from their watercraft. All of Southern Outdoor Cinema’s screen viewing areas sit at least 6 feet or more off the ground, providing the best possible viewing for your guests. No installation of loudspeakers is required. Your guests simply tune into the movie’s frequency on their radios.

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The Three Stooges Movie Filmed in Georgia

Posted by Paul Murray on Monday Jun 3, 2013 Under Georgia Film Industry

Three Stooges Movie

The Three Stooges“, released in April of 2012, joins a long list of movies and television shows that were filmed in and around Atlanta, GA in recent years. Beautiful locations, mild weather and the presence of several successful production companies in the area make Atlanta, GA a hot spot for filming, particularly since the implementation of tax incentives for production companies in 2008.

“The Three Stooges” is a slapstick comedy that is based on the Three Stooges shorts that were popular beginning in the 1920’s all the way into the mid-twentieth century. The major difference here is that this movie places the Three Stooges in a modern setting. The main characters, Moe, Larry and Curly, cause all sorts of problems during their years at the orphanage where they were abandoned as babies. By the end of the movie, the trio shockingly find a way to save the orphanage from being shut down. The entire movie is filled with the hilarious antics of Moe, Larry and Curly.

These funny scenes are all filmed right here in Atlanta, Cartersville and Stone Mountain. Shots of the outside of the orphanage were filmed right in Cartersville in a home that was built in the 1850’s. This is not the first time this historic location has been used for filming. The movie “A Simple Twist of Fate” as well as several made-for-TV movies have used this very special historic location for filming.

If you live in or near Stone Mountain and like to frequent the beautiful Stone Mountain Park, you might notice something familiar about the zoo scene in “The Three Stooges”. The film crew worked their magic and transformed part of Stone Mountain Park into a zoo during filming, complete with a lion!

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Several scenes were shot in midtown Atlanta as well. There are outdoor scenes that were filmed at Piedmont Park and street scenes filmed around downtown Atlanta. The party scenes from the end of the movie were filmed in a beautiful mansion located in Buckhead, the uptown district of Atlanta.

Whether you are a fan of the old Three Stooges shorts, a fan of slap-stick comedy in general, or you are just curious to see what “The Three Stooges” is all about, give this movie a chance and you will probably find yourself laughing as you watch. The movie features slap-stick type violence and some crude humor, but there is also an overall theme of love and friendship. If you live in one of the filming areas or visit frequently, you will probably enjoy seeing places you know and enjoy visiting in the movie.

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