Michigan Film Office releases tour map of Ann Arbor area movie filming sites
In addition to Ann Arbor, the map—available in both PDF and printed copies—also features film locations in Ypsilanti, Manchester and Saline.
“Ann Arbor and the surrounding communities have served as the background for more than 30 projects that have filmed in Michigan, and have also been a popular destination for stars, directors and producers when they are not filming,” said Carrie Jones, director of the Michigan Film Office, in a press release. “This tour provides a unique look at this region and complements the small town charm and big city sophistication that embodies Ann Arbor.”
Printed copies of the map are available at Ann Arbor area tourism organizations, including the Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Ypsilanti Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Michigan Union, League and Pierpont Commons at the University of Michigan, the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce and the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce.
Locations featured on the tour include Zingerman’s Deli ("The Five-Year Engagement"), the Power Center for Performing Arts ("The Ides of March"), The Arcadian ("Love and Honor"), Rentschler Farm Museum ("Cedar Rapids"), Wolverine Grill ("Whip It") and the University of Michigan Law Quad ("Salvation Boulevard," "The Five-Year Engagement," "Jinn").
The map also highlights other notable film locations in the region not featured on the tour, as well as a number of other interesting destinations available in Ann Arbor.
“Michigan has a rich and diverse creative arts culture that this film tour map taps into,” said George Zimmermann, vice president of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, in a press release. “Working collaboratively to provide visitors with unique opportunities to explore our cities helps further our efforts to promote Michigan as a national tourism destination.”
Projects featured in the tour include "Cedar Rapids," "The Five-Year Engagement," "Ides of March," "Flipped" and "Whip It," as well as some lower-profile projects like the so-far-unreleased "Love and Honor."
Previously the Film Office released a Detroit Film Locations Tour Map, and work is currently being done on a West Michigan Film Locations Tour Map.
Here's the official trailer for "The Five Year Engagement," which features several shots of Ann Arbor: