'CBGB' movie filmed in Savannah hits theaters nationwide Oct. 11 - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

'CBGB' hits theaters nationwide

"CBGB" set while filming in Savannah in 2012. "CBGB" set while filming in Savannah in 2012.

It's a big day for a movie filmed in Savannah. 

The "CBGB" movie will be released nationwide Friday. It will hit the big screen at select theaters across the country, but Savannah will have to wait, according to William Hammargren, interim film services administrator. 

"We still have a bit of a wait. It opens at the Carmike Wynnsong Theater on Savannah's south side on Oct. 17," Hammargren stated.

CBGB follows the story of a New York club from its beginning as a venue for country, bluegrass and blues, to what it ultimately became, the birthplace of underground rock 'n' roll and punk. 

Film crews recreated the iconic Manhattan rock club on Congress Street in downtown Savannah last year, and quite a bit was shot on a sound stage at Meddin Studios.

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