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north carolina knows how to set the scene More than 800 movie and TV shows have been produced in North Carolina since 1980, among them the 1987's Dirty Dancing, which was largely shot in Lake Lure in the Blue Ridge foothills. Fans flock there each September for the Dirty Dancing Festival. Other films include Last of the Mohicans, The Hunger Games, the Green Mile and Forrest Gump. when harry met sally Katz’s Delicatessen in New York is famous for its cranky service and pastrami, corned beef and Jewish deli classics – and as the place where Meg Ryan’s character Sally faked an orgasm in front of Billy Crystal (Harry) in When Harry met Sally. You can have what she was having at the very same table they sat at in the movie. La la land Described by its producer as a “love letter to LA”, La La Land was shot in over 40 locations around the city. The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles has a starring role as does SmokeHouse Restaurant in Burbank (where Mia discovers Sebastian’s piano skills), and Cathy’s Corner on Mount Hollywood Drive (where the duo sing through A Lovely Night). Shawshank redemption Oscar-winning film The Shawshank Redemption was mostly shot in a real prison, the Ohio State Reformatory. Visitors can tour parts of the facility and the Shawshank Museum, guided by a former inmate. KAUAI'S mountains and gardens provided the setting for the first three Jurassic Park movies. The Hawaiian island's KEAHUA ABORETUM, a nature preserve on the Wailua River, was where cast and crew filmed scenes for the Avatar movies. The 2016 Ghostbusters remake revived interest in a tourist trail featuring sites in New York City that appeared in the original 1984 film, including the NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MANHATTEN CITY BANK, CITY HALL and many others. Wes Hicks on Unsplash