Wilmington, NC - Movie and Television Filming Locations

The City Part of Town (S19 Ep3) – SoDoSoPa Montage

South Park (TV 1997-)

South Park used a short clip in a SoDoSoPa montage with a waiter setting a table and Hell’s Kitchen visible in the background. This looks like it was stock footage, but oddly appropriate as gentrification has happened in the Brooklyn section of town in which poor neighborhoods have been knocked down and new luxury homes similar to “The Lofts” have sprung up a block away from the lower income areas.

Check at 1:17 in this clip for Manna’s interior. ©South Park Studios

This restaurant has served as a common place for actors to relax on the weekends, as well as a filming location. I’m quite sure other products have filmed here as well, and directly across the street is Hell’s Kitchen, which was created for Dawson’s Creek and opened as a real restaurant later using the same name.

Actual Location:
Manna – 123 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401

The Cop (s1 Ep7) – Holiday Shopping and Discovery Area

Secrets and Lies (TV 2015)

For Secrets and Lies episode “The Cop” (episode 7 of season 1), this location was used for both the parking lot and adjoining woods as well as the storefronts. A crucial bit of evidence is found in the woods which was filmed during the day. At nightfall, the scene in which the family goes holiday shopping takes place at the store connecting to the same lot.

I worked on this day, I can be briefly seen walking around the store entrance and behind some cars.

I’m a speck in a dark area!

Actual Location:
Mayfaire Town Center, 6859 Monument Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405

Museum Scene

The Longest Ride (2015)

This was a three day shoot at the Cameron Art Museum for the museum scene with Britt Robinson, who also filmed locally in Under the Dome, and Scott Eastwood.

This is a real museum, and the art in the movie was on display there prior to the movie, though no telling how long the art will be hanging. Regardless, a good mixed purpose stop for any tourists, see where a movie was filmed, and take in the art.

There were scenes both inside and out of the museum. Most of it takes place in the long hall that from the main entrance and the room immediately to the right at the end of the long hall.

I worked on this one and made it in to a few of the shots, though had I known it was about bull riding/rodeo and not a long car ride, I would have not worked on this film.

Actual Location:
Cameron Art Museum – 3201 S 17th St, Wilmington, NC 28412

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