Where was Catching Fire filmed? All The Hunger Games 2 Filming Locations

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The thrilling second installment in the Hunger Games film series changed locations. Catching Fire was filmed primarily in Georgia and Hawaii.

The story follows Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), as they embark on the Victory Tour.

Catching Fire Where filmed

As Katniss becomes a symbol of rebellion against the oppressive Capitol, the couple is forced to compete in the Quarter Quell, a special edition of the Games held every 25 years.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Catching Fire in order of appearance.

You'll also find a wonderful article revealing all the locations where The Hunger Games was filmed by following this link, here for the Mockingjay article, and here for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, featuring the stunning Hunger Games Arena.

Catching Fire Locations

Ramapo Mountain State Forest
For the second Hunger Games film, production moved from North Carolina to Georgia.

However, the first scenes in the snow were recorded in the Ramapo Mountain State Forest in New Jersey because there was no snow in Georgia.
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Catching Fire Location
This time, the scenes in District 12 were filmed at the Pullman Yard in Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood.

The 27-acre site, formerly a sprawling railroad sleeper repair facility, has served as a backdrop for numerous city-based productions, including The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Baby Driver, and most recently, The Out-Laws.

In 2017, the site was acquired by a company with the intention of transforming it into a mixed-use development that includes both commercial and residential space.
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Victor's Village
As we can see in the behind-the-scenes pictures, the Victor's Village was a set built using some CGI.

Clarks Hill Lake
The train rides on the way to the Capitol were made using a recreation area on the Lake Strom Thurmond, located between Georgia and South Carolina.
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Catching Fire drehorte
The Justice Building and the town square were filmed in a public warehouse complex at 1050 Murphy Avenue, southwest of Downtown Atlanta, where the State Farmers Market used to be.

The visual effects company that worked on Catching Fire, Rodeo FX, is the same company that created the amazing apartment scene in John Wick 4 and is behind other big hits including Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Witcher, and Stranger Things, just to name a few.
Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Rodeo FX - Map

Catching Fire city
This establishing shot seems to be of a bridge located somewhere on the Big Sur Pacific Coast Highway in California, with a couple of Maunsell Fort system towers CGI'd onto the scene.

The Maunsell Forts were a sort of navy armed towers, built during World War II for anti-aircraft defense.

After the war, the platforms were decommissioned but found new life through repurposing, with some being utilized for activities such as pirate radio broadcasting.
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Victory Tour
Some scenes during the Victory Tour were filmed at the Peachtree Dekalb Airport in Chamblee, northeast of Atlanta.
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Hunger Games dam
The Capitol Dam is inspired by the J. Strom Thurmond Dam (or Clarks Hill Dam) situated north of Augusta, Georgia.

Built between 1946 and 1954, this massive concrete structure spanning the Savannah River serves as an important reservoir and hydroelectric power generation facility.
Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Savannah River Site - Map

The Hunger Games house
The victory party at the mansion of President Snow (played by Donald Sutherland) is the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center.

Completed in 1928, this magnificent historic mansion is known for its classic architecture and picturesque gardens.
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Catching Fire house
The interior of Snow's home was also filmed in the private rooms on the second floor of this elegant home, today turned into a museum.

District 12 location
Some scenes in District 12, after the former players are being forced to participate in the Quarter Quell games, were filmed at The Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta.

Housed in a 19th century industrial complex, this creative center provides a space for artists and performers to showcase their talents.
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Victors tower
The Victors' Tower elevators is the the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in the city's downtown.

The spectacular atrium of this iconic 52-story hotel was also a featured location in Spider-Man Homecoming, the Loki series, and served as a part of the rotating restaurant in the Ghosted movie.

The tribute quarters were actually filmed on the hotel's 10th floor.
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Chariots stadium
The scene where the players enter the stadium with the chariots was filmed on a set built outside the Atlanta Motor Speedway, with plenty of CGI thrown in.

This renowned motorsports venue hosts the NASCAR races and other high-speed events.
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Cornucopia Beach
The Cornucopia set was built at the water park at Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro, south of Atlanta, with some Hawaiian mountains CGI'd in the background.

Built for the beach volleyball competition for the 1996 Summer Olympics in the city, this section of the complex is a water park.
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Kawela Beach Oahu
The beach is actually about 4450 miles away from there: this section of the movie was filmed at Kawela Beach, in the north of the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Kawela Bay is home to a giant banyan tree, which was also featured in the Lost series.
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Manoa Valley
According to Movie-locations.com, the jungle scenes where filmed in remote areas of the Waimea Valley and Manoa Valley, also on Oahu.
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