Thursday, April 4, 2013
DeKalb Medical Maternity Services is sponsoring three free movies with baby themes. The first is "What To Expect When You're Expecting," which was filmed in Decatur and Atlanta
If you're looking for free entertainment this weekend, the movie "What To Expect When You're Expecting" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Decatur Square. DeKalb Medical Maternity Services is sponsoring the movie, as well as some pre-movie activities for kids and families. The movie was filmed partly in Decatur and tells about the lives of five couples that are having babies. Chris Rock, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez are among the stars. Two other movies will be shown: "She's Having a Baby" on May 3 and "Nine Months" on May 31. The rain date is June 7.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The movie maker will be directing "Single Mom's Club" from Monday, Nov. 26, to Wednesday, Dec. 5, in Avondale Estates. Park of East College Avenue and Waffle House will be closed today.
Friday, November 23, 2012
The Waffle House and two lanes of East College Avenue will be closed on Monday.
Attention, film fans. Movie mogul Tyler Perry will be directing a new film titled "Single Mom's Club" in Avondale Estates from Monday, Nov. 26, to Wednesday, Dec. 5, according to information sent out by the City of Avondale Estates. The movie will star Perry, Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Zulay Henao and William Levy. The city told residents to expect some disruptions. The Waffle House restaurant, located at 2850 E. College Avenue, will be closed on November 26th from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. for filming. In addition, the two (2) westbound lanes of E. College Avenue, between Pine and Olive Streets, will be closed. The turn lane along E. College Avenue will be made into a westbound lane and the two (2) east bound lanes will operate as …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The film crew is working at the old DeKalb County Courthouse.
There's plenty of movie action on the Decatur Court Square today. A Lifetime movie about Anna Nicole Smith, the blonde sex symbol who died a few years ago, is filming at the old DeKalb Courthouse, a.ka. the DeKalb History Center, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Katie Abel at city hall says it's a one-day shoot. The AJC says Agnes Bruckner (from ”Private Practice” and “The Bold and the Beautiful”) is portraying Smith. Plenty of movies have filmed in Decatur, including "Zombieland," "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "The Odd Life of Timothy Green."
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
From Justin Bieber to Clint Eastwood, stars have shown up in Decatur and Avondale Estates for film and TV shoots in the past year.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
By Patch Staff The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced Monday that Georgia productions generated an economic impact of $3.1 billion in the state during the 2012 fiscal year, a 29 percent increase from the previous year. “The 2012 fiscal year saw record investment in the state by the entertainment industry, with more than $879.8 million in direct spending,” GDEcD Commissioner Chris Cummiskey said in a statement. “The film industry’s impact will have a lasting effect on Georgia’s economy for years to come.” Decatur and Avondale Estates are starting to get used to the sight of lighting crews and the opportunity to get a glimpse of a star. Here are …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The movie has opened at Atlanta theaters. Some of the movie was shot at the building that now belongs to the Museum School of Avondale Estates.
A new Disney movie that was shot partly in the Decatur area, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," has opened at metro Atlanta theaters. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton play a childless couple who dream about having a child and are shocked when a young boy named Timothy Green shows up at their house one night. Some scenes were shot at the old Forrest Hills Elementary School just outside the Avondale Estates city limits. In the trailer, at the 1:30 mark, you'll see Timothy Green walking into the school. The building is now part of the campus for the Museum School of Avondale Estates. Other scenes were shot in Albany, Atlanta, Canton, Dawson, Alpharetta and Newnan. The movie is playing at the AMC North DeKalb Mall 16 and other theaters.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Did you see a movie this weekend? Tell us if you liked it or not.
Decatur Patch is trying something new. If you saw a movie recenty, give us a mini-review. It doesn't have to be a full-fledged review, but if you want to write one, let it flow. I'll start. I saw "Beasts of the Southern Wild" on Saturday and couldn't wait for it to end. It's a raw, almost-plotless story about a small group of people living in squalor in The Bathtub, a little community cut off from the rest of New Orleans by a levee. Told through the eyes of a little girl named Hushpuppy, the story blurs the line between fantasy and hard-edge realty. The overarching mood is anxiety. Sounds arty, right? For me, it was a beautiful bummer. I wish I spent my ten bucks on another movie. Have you seen a movie lately? Share your thoughts in the …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
A superhero all-star movie featuring Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and the Hulk makes a smash in theaters this weekend.
The summer movie season starts early, and this could be the biggest movie of the year. It is one of the most entertaining comic book blockbusters ever made -- Marvel's "The Avengers." Robert Downey Jr. is Iron Man; Captain America is Chris Evans; Thor is Chris Hemsworth, and The Hulk is Mark Ruffalo. The team is assembled thanks to Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury character. They need to stop a diabolical bad guy who, you guessed it, wants to rule the world. But they spend nearly as much time battling each other as they do battling evil. What's great about this film is the sense of humor it has without disrespecting the characters or the fans who have been waiting forever for this superhero mash-up. The main characters get plenty of screen …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
"A Place In The World" is a feature-length documentary that has been in production for several years.
Many newspaper and magazine articles and television news spots have been devoted to the International Community School in Avondale Estates, a virtual United Nations of elementary education. Refugee children from dozens of nations, plus local children, attend the school. Now ICS is going to be portrayed in a feature-length documentary, A Place in the World. Here is a preview of the movie. The movie's website says the film "follows three families with ties to the school, a first-year teacher, and the new principal of the school over the course of two years, as they adapt to, and learn from, this diverse and complex social environment. The film asks the question of whether we can learn to live together in this rapidly changing world." The …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
"A.C.O.D." is clogging traffic on East Ponce de Leon Avenue.
I could have tolerated sitting in traffic if I'd just caught a glance of Jessica Alba. She's starring in "A.C.O.D.", a movie that's filming this week at the restaurant No. 246. The moviemakers have permits to block one lane of East Ponce -- the main drag in Decatur -- until Friday. I realize the city will reap good publicity and a handful of local folks will make movie money, but I'm getting one thing out of this deal: stuck in traffic. Has Decatur caved in to the demands of Hollywood? Is the glamour worth the hassle? Please vote in this highly unscientific poll. If you've had a good or bad experience with moviemakers, you can tell about it in the comments.