I think that some of us in the Capital Region take for granted some of what makes this area so great. Clearly Hollywood can see the charm of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy. We even get some love shown to Saratoga and beyond.
Maybe it's the architecture, maybe it's the mix of city life and beautiful rural areas that just makes Hollywood salivate.
There have been a bunch of movies that have been filmed in our area and I was looking some of them up. It's pretty impressive the amount of celebs that have been through the area to work on some of these films. Ryan Gosling, Angelina Jolie, Al Pacino, Mark Wahlberg, Barbara Streisand, and more have come to us.
So here's 11 movies that were filmed in our area:
The Place Beyond The Pines: Filmed in Schenectady and Niskayuna
Salt: Filmed a big chase scene in downtown Albany
The Age of Innocence: Filmed in Troy
The Emperor's Club: Filmed at Emma Willard in Troy
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight - HBO Film: Filmed in Downtown Albany
The Other Guys: Filmed in Downtown Albany
War of the Worlds: Filmed in Athens, NY
Seabiscuit: Filmed in Saratoga
The Time Machine: Filmed in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy.
The Way We Were: Filmed in Ballston Spa and Schenectady's Union College
Scent of a Woman: Filmed at Emma Willard School in Troy.