Films that Used Federal Point for Location Shots

Oral History Committee – Ann Hertzer

Calling All Movie Buffs!

We are working on a COMPLETE list of films that used Federal Point for location shots. Here’s what Ann Hertzler has collected for Kure Beach so far.

Wilmywood, the Hollywood name for Wilmington, has produced more than 300 films since the 1980s. More than a dozen have featured Kure Beach.  Favorite areas to film have been around the pier and the secluded areas of Fort Fisher.

Prime spots are the ocean, the ferry, the boat basin, and the Aquarium.

1980s   Week End at Bernie’s

1993     Linda
1993     Love, Honor, & Obey: Last Mata Marriage
1993     Twilight Zone: The Theater

1995     To Gilian on her 37th Birthday
1995     Traveler
1996     Hurricane Bertha and Fran

1999     Hurricane Fran – Science Behind The Storm

2004     Loggerheads
2004    Woo on the Tape

Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill were TV series filming in the Kure Beach area.

Weekend at Bernies in the 80s and To Gilian on her 37th Birthday in the 90s both had an entire house built and then torn down.

We would also love to have a list of locals who appeared as extras as well as stories of how the films impacted the local area.

If you can add to our list of films or have other information, please call Rebecca at the History Center 910-458-0502 or e-mail your info to