Hannah Montana, The Movie. . . filmed right here in Columbia, Tennesse!
Yup, that’s right, last summer Hannah Montana, the Movie was shooting in our town.
When we moved here 19 years ago, we fell in love with the southern charm, the rolling hills and our small town. Our town has a traditional courthouse square, with stores surrounding it. Part of the film was shot around our courthouse and the square.
I decided to wander into town several times during the filming. Nope, I was not interested in spotting Miley Cryus or in getting her autograph. However, I was very interested in seeing a major motion picture being filmed!
After arriving on the set, which included several city blocks, I stationed myself to watch the action. When I arrived, many of the extras were on their marks, waiting for their cue.
I’m not sure why the streets needed to be wet, but the prop crew kept wetting down the street. It was 85 degrees, so the water was evaporating almost as soon as they put it down.
It was interesting to see the “new” businesses that appeared for the movie. Apparently, we needed an Italian restaurant, a shoe store, a music store, a hardware store and a real estate office downtown. While we really do have all these things in our town, it would be nice to have them all together just off the square. I had to take a photo for our “Disney downtown.”
It was fascinating to watch all the activity.
Setting up a shot
We just saw the movie on Saturday evening, it was fun to see Columbia, Tennesse as Crowley Corners!