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Starring Cape Fear

Wilmington is known as Hollywood on the East Coast, with over 400 movies, TV shows, and commercials having been filmed here in the past 30 years. This year at the Cape Fear Museum there is an exhibit that highlights the area’s contribution to the film industry. The exhibit called Starring Cape Fear takes guests through the cinema history of the area starting with the 1980’s. The history of how North Carolina’s film incentives brought business to the area and how Dino DeLaurentiis tried to create the largest sound stage lot east of California are featured in the exhibit. Additionally there are production artifacts from Firestarter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Tammy, Blue Velvet, Iron Man 3, and Eastbound & Down. Starring Cape Fear is also interactive with a game designed to test knowledge of past television programs and movies and a game that add sound to movie clips. Admission to the Cape Fear Museum ranges from $5.00 to $8.00 and tickets can be bought at the museum located on Market Street.

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