On Location: Black Panther

Movie markers line the sidewalks of
historic downtown Griffin, Ga.
Griffin, Ga., is a thriving metro Atlanta suburb, located approximately forty-five miles south of Atlanta.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Griffin features a walkable downtown district.   Since the early eighties, this charming city has been featured or used as a production site for movies and television series, including Driving Miss Daisy, Murder in Coweta County, Mississippi Burning, The Fighting Temptations, Rectify, The Walking Dead, The Hunger Games, Jumanji, and Black Panther.
In Black Panther, South African arms dealer Ulysses Klaue, played by Andy Serkis, is shot by Killmonger in an airfield in South Korea. Although some of the scenes in Black Panther were filmed in South Korea, this particular scene was shot at an abandoned airfield in Griffin.
The airfield is owned by Atlanta Air Recovery and Storage, a local aviation company, and is not open to the public.
With special permission, I had the honor and privilege of photographing the vintage beauty of this location.  Highlights below:  


Sincerest appreciation to Robert Mohl, Director of the Griffin-Spalding County Airport and Todd Thaxton, Recovery Specialist and Manager of Atlanta Air Recovery for their time and consideration!  

All photographs by www.bonniemoret.com.


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