Savannah’s ability to mesh with different time periods and its versatility when it comes to film locations make it a prime spot for creating movie magic. And over the years many casts and crews have come to this city to create award-winning motion pictures. With the Golden Globes behind us and the Academy Awards on the horizon, it’s the best time of year to explore some key settings for movies filmed in Savannah!
Forrest Gump made Chippewa Square famous while sitting on a bench and sharing his life story with others waiting for the bus. The bench can now be found in the Savannah History Museum, but a stop in the square is still essential.
The Mercer Williams House
Known for the real-life events involving Jim Williams, which were featured in the book and movie, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," the house is still open for touring. Visitors who are fans enjoy seeing the house in which this iconic story actually took place.
Tybee Island Wedding Chapel
"The Last Song," based onNicholas Sparks’ book and featuring Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, was partially set in this chapel, which was built for the movie. Visitors and locals alike are now able to get married here.
Six Pence Pub
Julia Roberts’ character in the 90s movie "Something To Talk About" boosted Six Pence Pub into the spotlight, and visitors still look for it and its iconic English phone booth today.
Many motion pictures, television shows, documentaries and more have used Broughton Street as a filming location. Most recently, this thoroughfare was transformed into a seaside town for the live-action scenes in "SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water."