Where was Ghosted filmed? Locations Explained

By Kieran Burt
Published: April 22, 2023

Where was Ghosted filmed? We explain where the Apple TV+ movie was filmed and what locations it used. There may be minor spoilers and plot references.

Ghosted is an Apple TV+ movie starring Chris Evans as everyday man Cole Riggan, who falls head over heels for Sadie, played by Ana de Armas. But when he’s ghosted after their first date Cole discovers that the girl he loves is hiding a double life and is taken on a wild adventure.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, this rom-com features a hefty bit of action and visits three different countries during its nearly two-hour runtime. So audiences may be wondering, where was Ghosted filmed? How did the crew pull off the spinning restaurant?

Where was Ghosted filmed – a breakdown of filming locations

Marietta, Georgia

Cole first meets the love of his life, Sadie, in front of the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, Georgia. It’s here he decides that he will ask her out, and it’s clear why. Not only did he fall for her, but the location is a romantic place to ask her out.

Ohio Canal, Washington DC

The area that reminds Sadie of the canals in Amsterdam is actually the Ohio Canal in Georgetown, Washington DC, and the scene itself was filmed in Thomas Jefferson and 31st Street.

Georgetown was founded in 1751 and sits upon the Potomac River, and thrived as a hub of commerce of trade thanks to the canal built in the 1800s.

Ford’s Theatre, Washington DC

In one scene, the two lovebirds visit the Lincoln Book Tower at the Ford’s Theatre, located at Penn Quarter in Washington, DC.

The tower is over 30 feet tall, contains over 200 actual books and is repeated for a total of 6,800, and required the permissions of more than 50 publishers.

The Exorcist Steps, Washington DC

Any fans of The Exorcist are bound to point at their screen when Cole and Sadie make the steep climb upon these iconic steps, made famous thanks to their appearance in the 1973 horror classic.

They’re found in Georgetown, too, and unsurprisingly, have become a popular tourist attraction for fans of the film.

Continuing their evening of romance, Cole and Sadie visit the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

Home to more than 150,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and drawings, the Gallery is bound to keep them occupied as they admire the impressive work situated at the location.

Recreation Pier, Washington DC

Cole finally gets his first kiss at the Recreation Pier in Washington, DC, overlooking the Washington Channel. No doubt, this stunning location has been the site of many first kisses.

It was built in the early 20th century as a bog standard city pier, but eventually, the area was renovated to help give it the beautiful views it’s known for today.

New Mexico

The action sequence in the Khyber Pass mountains with the funky bus in Pakistan was actually filmed in New Mexico. Unsurprisingly, this will likely have to do with cost and practicality reasons.

Nevertheless, the film does a convincing job with what it has.

Atlanta, Georgia

For the city of Mingora in Pakistan, there weren’t any long flights to the city. It was filmed in the USA, with a large set that was built, something that took six months to design and build.

This, again, was likely done for cost and simplicity reasons. It’s also the moment when some well-known faces appear, something that audiences should look out for.

London, United Kingdom

While most of Ghosted stays in the States, there is a short sequence where it pops over to London. After Cole gets ghosted (surprise, surprise), he makes the slightly stalkerish decision to go after his date, all 3,674 miles. Chris Evans was photographed by the British newspaper Daily Mail arriving in London.

Here, he shot scenes on the historic Shad Thames street and under the London Tower Bridge, where he visits the bar The Vault 1984.

Atlanta’s Polaris Lounge, Georgia

The climax of the film features a wildly rotating restaurant, and while it doesn’t swing quite like this in real life, the scenes were shot in the Polaris Lounge in Atlanta, Georgia.

The production team actually visited a Graviton ride at a theme park to help inform what would look realistic in the sequence, learning what would happen if guns were shot and objects were thrown in that environment.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC

The film’s final scene is shot in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located once again in Washington, DC.

First opened in 1971, it serves as a memorial for the late President John F. Kennedy.

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