We’re only a few days away from the big night in Hollywood, The Oscars! Find out where you can get your own taste of the red carpet and Hollywood magic right here in Butler County, Ohio.
Chain of Command
The Long Home
What do these movies all have in common? They all filmed scenes in Hamilton, Ohio in the last two years. The stunning architecture, dynamic downtown and lively arts scene inspired movie directors to set their sights on the diverse sites of Hamilton.
Did you know “Carol” has earned six Oscar nominations? Nominations include Best Cinematography, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The recent movie lineup has brought big names to Butler County. They’ve been seen out and about in the community meeting people and enjoying everything Hamilton has to offer. These actors and actresses, to name a few, have played integral roles while making movies in Hamilton:
Michael Jai White
Photo Credit: Ryan's Tavern - Facebook, Courtesy of Michael Ryan
Get your own Glimpse of Hollywood
Hamilton businesses, streets and private residences have been turned into film sets, and viewed worldwide in feature films. Get a glimpse of Hollywood by visiting these famous places:
Take a stroll down Court Street where you’ll recognize 1950’s “Liberty Bell Diner” scenes from the movie “Carol.”
"Carol" scene on Court Street
Photo Credit: Jane Winkler
Share Blanchett’s Booth – Kostas Restaurant
Grab a delicious home-cooked meal at this diner on Court Street, and request to be seated at the Blanchett booth!
Popular Gathering Spot - Basil 1791 (Formerly Ryan's Tavern)
This local tavern was the venue for Wilmer Calderon’s birthday party. Party guests included James Franco, Courtney Love and Josh Hutcherson, a leading actor in “The Hunger Games.” This celebrity birthday party crew were in Hamilton shooting, “The Long Home.”
Many cast and crewmembers grabbed meals at this Irish tavern, and enjoyed Hamilton’s hospitality during their visit. Grab a seat at Ryan’s and ask Tully about it!
N. Second Street – German Village
The stunning architecture of German Village can be seen in James Franco’s, “The Long Home.” Visit German Village near N. Second Street to feel a part of the action.
Hamilton High School
“Tiger” brought a boxing flick to Butler County, which included big screen star, Mickey Rourke. Scenes for the movie were filmed in Hamilton High School’s gymnasium, weight room area, locker rooms and football stadium.
Home away from Home - The Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton
Many film stars and movie crews made The Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton their home away from home during their weeks of filming.
Dining Destination - Plaza One Grille
Located within The Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton, Plaza One Grille, was another popular dining destination for movie crews. Plaza One Grille can be seen in scenes from “Chain of Command.”
Photo Credit: Plaza One Grille - Facebook
Ready for your Hamilton Goes Hollywood getaway? Order a complimentary Butler County Visitors Guide for a preview of the red carpet Hamilton hospitably that awaits you!