North Carolina has had a starring role in the movie industry for many years. And now the state wants to pay it back by opening its first major exhibit of the blockbuster movie industry. Running now through September 6, 2015, at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh, Starring North Carolina! celebrates North Carolina's films, television shows, cast members and production crews for the past 100 years.
More than 3,000 films and television programs have been made in the Tar Heel State and the exhibit will showcase costumes and props from such blockbusters as Bull Durham, Last of the Mohicans, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dawson's Creek, Sleepy Hollow, and dozens more. Featuring hundreds of film-related items, images, film clips, and a variety of interactive components, Starring North Carolina! will examine the NC film industry from the 1900s to the present. The exhibit will also highlight how NC became one of the nation's top film and television production locations and home to the largest film studio outside of California, EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington.