Created By: Pender County Tourism
Pender County and the Town of Burgaw, the county seat, are popular locations sought out for Hollywood.
Historic Downtown Burgaw is an eclectic variety of 18th and 19th Century architecture that represents a vanishing example of a by-gone era. We have some of your favorite movie or television backdrops. Our shops, our parks, our schools, our street corners, and more have been backdrops for dozens of television and movie productions. The film industry has always been attracted to this charming town.
Walking around downtown Burgaw, you will find familiar sites and buildings from several movies that would include Stephen King’s (1985) "Silver Bullet", “Windmills of the Gods” (1987), “The Rose Garden” (1995), “A Mother’s Instinct” (1995), “The Summer of Ben Tyler” (1996), "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997), “Freedom Song” (2000), “The Runaway” (2000), “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” (2002), “My Life in Idlewild” (2004), "The Jailhouse" (2009), "Tammy" (2014), including television series "Revolution" (2012), & "Under the Dome" (2013).
From Dan Aykroyd, Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Paul Newman, John Travolta, Mary Tyler Moore, Maya Angelou, Ashley Judd, and Outkast just a few of the famous faces to have visited Burgaw.