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Pratt-Pullman Yard, one of Atlanta’s largest and most historic sites, now belongs to Hollywood
Located between two MARTA stations, Pratt-Pullman Yard includes 11 buildings, totaling 153,000 square feet, and is flanked by a small forest, stream, and grassy field. Plenty of big-thinking developers have craved turning it into an adaptive reuse success story, including one nonprofit that envisioned soccer fields and urban farms. It's also been used in movie and television productions including Baby Driver and the Fast and the Furious and Hunger Games series. But its potential has never been tapped.
Learn the secrets of the city’s past at the Atlanta History Center
A lot of exciting changes are happening at this Buckhead museum. A 2016 renovation gave the main building a beautiful new facade, and it inherited the Cycolorama—an early 20th-centry painting that depicts the Battle of Atlanta—and the Texas—a train best known for being involved in the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase of the Civil War—from their former home in Grant Park.
Antique Appliances brings retro kitchenware back to life
Antique Appliances is one of the only companies in the country that refurbishes refrigerators and gas and electric stoves produced before 1960. The company, based in Clayton, has restored ovens from the 1800s, so conceivably you could cook on the range your ancestor used.
Tour of Atlanta Hunger Games locations offers more than just sites and photo ops
Cold, gray, and rainy—you couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day to step into the dystopian world of The Hunger Games. Atlanta Movie Tours is preparing to launch its newest offering, the Girl on Fire tour based on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part I, on February 8. We previewed the adventure recently and learned a little about Atlanta along the way.
Infographic of the Day: Georgia’s most “trending” Halloween costume
Screen Shot 2014-10-31 at 12.30.13 PMWhen you flip on the porch lights to beckon trick-or-treaters or dress up and embark on your own quest for fun and sweets tonight, you can expect to see the standard Spidermen, Black Widows, and Elsas from Frozen. But according to the online discount site Sumo Coupon, more than a few costumers will be packing bows and quivers.
Video of the Day: The newest Hunger Games: Mockingjay trailer
Chaos! Fire! Explosions! The new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 is perhaps the most apocalyptic yet.
What if Atlanta were divided like The Hunger Games’ Panem?
If you aren’t familiar with Panem, The Hunger Games’ futuristic vision of North America, time is running out; November’s shot-in-Atlanta Mockingjay—Part 1 is the series’ penultimate film.
Video of the Day: Katniss returns in new trailer for filmed-in-Atlanta ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’
After fans were treated to only creepy Capitol propaganda videos for the last month, the first official movie trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 has finally arrived.
13 great ways to celebrate July 4 in Atlanta
Archery Rivals: Katniss vs. Daryl vs. Chipper
If you don’t get the Sportsman Channel (and even if your cable carries it, you still may not get it), you probably don’t know that onetime Braves star Chipper Jones has traded his bat and uniform for a compound bow and camo as star of outdoors show Major League Bowhunter. We immediately wondered how No. 10 would fare against two famous, if fictional, archers who shoot (arrows and film) in Georgia.
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