‘Hunger Games’ filming resuming at Caldwell Tanks

by Bradley Hartsell

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Photo by Clay Neely

The “Hunger Games 3” film crew offload some equipment during the filming at Caldwell Tanks today.


Filming has resumed at Caldwell Tanks in Newnan for “The Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay.”

A film crew began building the set in an unused Caldwell Tanks manufacturing building on East Broad Street in early November to prepare for filming. The first shoot began on Dec. 18, which only lasted two days. On Wednesday and Thursday, there was film crew activity again, though it is unknown how long they plan to film.

The hugely successful movie franchise released the second film in the series, “Catching Fire,” in November and has amassed more than $407 million at the box office, with a very high 89 percent rating on critic-aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes. Just weeks before the release of “Catching Fire,” the film crew was at Caldwell Tanks building a coliseum set in the largest of the warehouse buildings.

“Hunger Games 3” is poised to become one of the highest-profile movies filmed in Coweta County, as the book series and films have turned into a cultural phenomenon, much like “The Walking Dead” has with filming in Senoia and the Coweta area.

The set at Caldwell is closed to the public.



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