Locals enjoy watching 'movie magic' in downtown Macon

Movie magic comes to life in downtown Macon

On Friday nights, some people like to go to the movies.

But this weekend, some people in Macon got to watch a movie being made.

"We've heard about the movie and just wanted to see what was happening," said Mike Kitchens.

On Friday he and his wife, Lilja Kitchens, enjoyed a few drinks downtown.

Instead of watching something on Netflix, they watched a real movie unfold before their eyes.

"We just thought that we would sit here and see the making of the movie and maybe if we watch the movie and see a scene that we recognize we thought that would be cool," said Lilja Kitchens.

Dozens of cast members could be seen outside of the Macon-Bibb Government Center filming scenes for "The Best of Enemies," which stars actress Taraji P. Henson.

According to the Internet Movie Database (IMBD) the movie is about a clash between a civil rights leader and the Ku Klux Klan over school integration.

"It's great to have something happen like this happen in Macon, Georgia," said Mike Kitchens.

According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the state is attracting films to the area because of the incentives and infrastructure.

They say the film industry brought $7.2 billion dollars to the Peach State during the 2016 fiscal year.

And this week the industry brought hundreds of "extras" to Macon-Bibb.

Filming for the movie is expected to wrap up Friday night.

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