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Filming at New Orleans Lakefront Airport

Against the scenic backdrop Lake Pontchartrain, Lakefront Airport in New Orleans stands as a beacon for filmmakers seeking a one-of-a-kind backdrop infused with history, charm, and cinematic allure. Renowned for its picturesque Art Deco architecture and versatile surroundings, Lakefront Airport has been the canvas for numerous iconic productions, making it a coveted destination listed on the New Orleans database of filming sites.

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Just a completely breathtaking terminal that is open to the public! they do a fantastic job!!! It is just a beautiful example of Art Deco, right here in NOLA!

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Lights, Camera, Action: A Glance at Past Productions

Lakefront Airport has played host to a number of cinematic productions, setting the stage for unforgettable scenes that have graced both the big and small screens. Among these, one of the earliest and most illustrious productions was the James Bond classic Live and Let Die (1973). The suave British spy, James Bond, left his mark on the airport, making it an instant hit among film enthusiasts who come to relive the magic of 007.

In a delightful twist of fate, Lakefront Airport experienced a cinematic renaissance of filming in New Orleans with the filming of Green Lantern (2011). This superhero blockbuster, starring Ryan Reynolds, chose Lakefront Airport as its primary location, with the majority of the film’s scenes shot within the airport’s captivating confines. The success of Green Lantern reignited interest in Lakefront Airport, solidifying its status as a top-tier filming location.

Other notable productions include the Academy Award-winning The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Academy Award-winning Ray (2004), Emmy Award-winning Apple Production Black Bird (2022), and Golden Globe Nominee Daisy Jones and the Six (2023) starring Riley Keough and Sam Claflin. The airport’s distinctive Art Deco design and scenic lakeside location have made it a versatile backdrop, adding a touch of cinematic magic to each frame.

Unlocking the Allure of Lakefront Airport

To make your filming experience seamless and extraordinary, Lakefront Airport offers the flexibility to accommodate film crews at any time. Whether you’re capturing the soft hues of a sunrise over Lake Pontchartrain or crafting a suspenseful night scene under the glow of the airport’s lights, the possibilities are endless. Accompanied by airport staff, well-versed in the needs of filmmakers, we are able to provide a smooth and efficient production process.

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Your Next Cinematic Adventure Starts Here

Lakefront Airport is a treasure trove of history and unique features that enhance the filmmaking experience. It stands as a testament to the dynamic synergy between history, architecture, and cinematic allure. As the legacy of this historic location lives on, filmmakers are invited to explore the countless opportunities that await them at Lakefront Airport—a true gem among New Orleans filming locations.

For filmmakers ready to embark on their next blockbuster at Lakefront Airport, contact Bruce Martin via email at