Film Tourism Albuquerque
Albuquerque has a surprising little secret – it’s one of the hottest places to shoot films. And not just any film – big studio films and hit TV shows that millions of people talk about for years to come.
Think Marvel’s Avengers was filmed in New York City? Think again! That’s right – Albuquerque Studios played host to the Big Apple when Earth was about to get invaded by a dangerous enemy. Albuquerque Studios is actually the largest production facility in the country. For many years, the wonderful climate that Albuquerque boasts is one of the main reasons that filmmakers were drawn to the area. Where else can you get fantastic resources of a big city coupled together with sunshine and warm temperatures for such extended periods of time? Indeed, residents there enjoy an average of 310 days of sunshine per year – perfect for shooting movies without worrying about the weather.
AMC’s hit television show, Breaking Bad, has given Albuquerque even more claim to fame. In fact, Albuquerque has become one of the top places for moviemakers to come for work. Film crews love it as well to the point that they’ll move to the city to live – and visitors can check out all the cool sights. The “BaD” Tour by the ABQ Trolley Co. will take you to some of the TV show’s filming locations for a firsthand look at where events of the story went down.
Or you can simply indulge in the city itself – especially if you’re looking for the right place to enjoy film without the Hollywood glitz and glamour, Albuquerque is the perfect place to go.