Retired Power Plants
John Boyd Thacher State Park
Ten Broeck Historic Mansion
The Palace Theatre
The USS Slater (DE-766)
- Albany, NY is located approximately 2 1/2 hours away from New York City and Boston. We are approximately 4 hours away from Washington and 3 1/2 hours away from Montreal. From NYC you can drive or use Amtrak train service with Empire, Adirondack Corridor or Ethan Allen Express daily. Easy Peasy.
- In downtown Albany, you will be surrounded by streets that mimic Manhattan, Boston, Brooklyn and Washington D.C. Exciting scenes such as crashing vans, simulated gunfire and helicopter aerobatics have already found a home in downtown Albany. See The Other Guys being shot in Albany, NY.
- Four tired highways for great action scenes. Click here to view the SALT car chase scene.
- Futuristic buildings at the Empire State Plaza.
- NYS Capitol has a very Gothic style.
- Parks & Recreation Areas.
- "Retired" power-plants.
- Albany International Airport and privately owned South Albany Airport.
- Farms, historical mansions, estates and theaters.
- Rural areas and towns within driving distance right outside of Albany and still within Albany County to garner that tax credit.
- All styles of commercial and residential architecture.
- Several government buildings, courthouses and the NYS Capitol (HBO documentary Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight filmed on the steps of the NYS Education Building - doubled for Washington, D.C.).
Film Albany completely understands that casting your location can turn a good film into a great film. The right sense of place can make or break a film. Many times your location often acts as a main character or contains the entirety of the action. Your locations may not be as specific or detailed as an award-winning director yet, but they are as vitally important to your film as the screenplay or cast. Send your professional images directly from the comfort of your office to us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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