|Dahlonega in the movies?|
The Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce has launched a 'bring the film industry here' initiative in hopes of snagging a film production. It could happen. Georgia is now a 'cool' place for movie moving making. Three feature films and 16 television series are in pre-production in Georgia.
A couple of movies almost selected Dahlonega for filming locations. Shenanigan's Irish Pub, a spot popular with locals and Dahlonega tourists, was on the short list for a bar scene in Trouble with the Curve. Unfortunately, the location shot went to an Athens, Ga. bar. Dahlonega also lost out Wanderlist, a Jennifer Anniston and Paul Rudd movie. After visiting Dahlonega, the location scout, unfortunately, selected Clarkesville, Ga., for the nudist-focused film.
Rumor has it that scouts are scouring Georgia for a town "where Tom Cruise would want to establish a futuristic colony." Who knows? Tom and his team just might pick Dahlonega. We'll keep our fingers crossed.