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What productions have filmed at the Carolina Apartments?

Emily McCrary

Carolina Apartments at the corner of 5th Avenue and Market Street.. Staff Photo BY PAUL STEPHEN / WILMINGTON STAR NEWS

Q. What productions have filmed at the Carolina Apartments at Market Street and Fifth Avenue? It seems like there are always film crews there.

A.  The 1986 crime thriller, Blue Velvet, used The Carolina Apartments as the setting for the home of one of the main characters, Isabella Rossellini (played by Dorothy Vallens).

According to George Cutter, manager of the Carolina Apartments, the historic building has also seen a few productions this year: “The Conjuring”; “Arthur Newman, Golf Pro”; and “Safe Haven,” based on the Nicholas Sparks book.

 If you’ve spotted production teams there recently, it’s the crew from “We’re The Millers,” a comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, slated for release in 2013.


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