More than 60 feature films, television series and other digital media productions have been filmed at different locations in Downtown Detroit over the past several years. Many of these locations are featured in the recent production of the Detroit Film Locations Tour Map, put together by The Michigan Film Office
The Michigan Film Office, created in 1979, assists and attracts incoming production companies and promotes the growth of Michigan’s own film industry.
"Detroit is a star in many of the projects that have shot here in Michigan, as itself and as a double for places including New York City, Paris, Boston, and Las Vegas," said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office. "Taking this tour captures many terrific locations in a way that promotes an all-around Detroit experience."
The tour stops and starts at the GM Renaissance Center with 15 stops along the way including the Old Wayne County Building (showing LOL
, Transformers III
), Harmonie Park (showing The Double
, The Five-Year Engagement
), Lafayette and American Coney Islands (showing LOL
, Whip It, Detroit 1-8-7
, Food Wars
) and the Detroit People Mover Park Avenue Station (showing Alex Cross
, The Giant Mechanical Man
The maps are available at Detroit tourism organizations including the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, D-hive
, Feet on the Street Tours
and Wheelhouse Detroit Bike Shop
. Electronic copies are also available at Pure Michigan
and Michigan Advantage
. Highlighted in the maps are other notable film locations in the city not featured in the tour, as well as a number of other tour opportunities available in Detroit.
"Attractions like this film tour help to reinforce the work we and our local partners are doing to promote our vibrant urban centers here in Michigan," said George Zimmermann, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. "Anytime we can encourage people to explore downtown Detroit it creates positive momentum for our tourism efforts here in Michigan."
Work has also begun on film tour maps for other areas of the state to showcase the wide range of locations used in film and television productions throughout Michigan.
Source: Michelle Begnoche
Writer: Leah Johnson