Hollywood is Calling…Hollywood East That Is!

Affectionately referred to as “Hollywood East” by locals, Wilmington, N.C.’s Historic River District and Island Beaches boast a bounty of extraordinary experiences from the river to the sea. Since Hollywood first called in 1983, Wilmington and our island beaches have logged more than 400 film-related credits.

Summer is in full swing and so are film tours! Weekend tours of EUE/Screen Gems Studios are back for the season and the Hollywood Location Walk has added new movie/TV locations to its downtown tour.

We just love when fans of their favorite films and TV shows visit. Did you know that you can also download free FAQ sheets that include self-guided tours for Wilmington-made series One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek and Sleepy Hollow? Just click on the Self-Guided Tours & Locations button below!

Here’s why we’re looking forward to Summer 2015:

•The Season 3 premiere of CBS’s “Under the Dome” aired June 25th! Be sure to note that our favorite television summer series is moving to Thursday nights on CBS at 9pm EST.

•North Carolina native Nicholas Sparks’ latest novel-turned-screenplay box office success, "The Longest Ride," was released on DVD July 14.

Filmmakers and visitors favor the mild climate, island beaches, varied landscapes and architecture, and historic town along the Cape Fear River. Pulsing with an independent spirit, charm and energy, come see where the water takes you and find out why Hollywood lights are drawn to Wilmington. AND check out this “Entertainment Weekly” piece for the scoop on how to experience Hollywood East in "Wilmington, N.C.: Small City Behind Big TV Shows".

The scene is set for film locations and vacations from riverfront to oceanfront in Wilmington, N.C. and our Island Beaches.