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” is slated for 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," will be released on DVD July 14.

•We’re looking forward to welcoming One Tree Hill fans during the 2nd Return To Tree Hill convention, August 7-9. The first convention, held earlier this year, was a huge success and we are super-excited that the One Tree Hill cast and fandom will soon return!

EUE/Screen Gems Studios weekend walking tours are available most Saturdays and Sundays at 10am, 12pm & 2pm during the summer and fall. 2015 tours of the 10-stage working lot include access to sets of the CBS series “Under the Dome” and “Secrets & Lies.” On Saturdays, a food truck will also be on the lot. Tour and set availability is subject to change without notice, so please visit the studio website to confirm/reserve tour dates and times: http://studios.euescreengems.com/nc/tours/


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.