Fort Worth Films And TV… Showing Off The City Then And Now

If you’re finding more time in your life recently for films and TV shows, you’re dipping into a different world every time you switch to a new movie or show. But have you paid much attention to the things filmed right here in Fort Worth?

Cameras have rolled in Fort Worth and throughout Texas many times – and some great (and not so great) movies are the result. Here are a few films that have made use of the great backdrops of the Fort Worth area to help them set a tone and tell their stories:

  • Logan’s Run, released in 1976 and set in 2274. This film about overpopulation prominently features the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

  • Tough Enough, which stars Dennis Quaid and was released in 1983. It features amateur boxing and includes scenes shot in the Cowtown Coliseum and around the Fort Worth Stockyards.

  • Necessary Roughness, released in 1991 and featuring Scott Bakula, Jason Bateman and Kathy Ireland. It includes a bar fight that was filmed in the Guitar Bar of Billy Bob’s Texas.

  • My All American, a 2015 movie with Finn Wittrock and Aaron Eckhart. It tells the story of University of Texas safety Freddie Joe Steinmark and includes scenes of TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium.

Additionally, the TV series Walker, Texas Ranger made use of the White Elephant Saloon and other Fort Worth landmarks while the series Prison Break featured the Swift Armour Meat Packing Plant in season 3 as a Panamanian prison. And don’t forget about the local productions made by local filmmakers. Learn more about these and more on the Visit Fort Worth website.

Fort Worth Looks Great On Camera

Did you know that there’s a commission dedicated to promoting the use of Fort Worth as a filming location? The Fort Worth Film Commission is a division of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau. You can find out what it’s doing at the moment by visiting its Facebook page. You’ll find information there about the Creative Industry Relief Fund and much more.

While you’re out on a walk in a Fort Worth park or picking up food, you might want to open the camera on your phone and have a look. You’ll see that Fort Worth looks fun, elegant, quirky or historic – depending on where you aim your camera. But everywhere I look, I see a lot to like about Fort Worth. It’s easy to understand why film and television producers like showing it off.

If you’re looking to buy or build a home of your own in this photogenic city, we need to talk. I’ll stand with you throughout your real estate transaction, making sure that you as a buyer have someone on your side just as the seller does.


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