See inside Francis Ford Coppola’s new hotel for movie-makers, with rooms filled with fancy editing gear

Francis Ford Coppola said he was inspired to create the All-Movie Hotel during the production of his newest film “Megalopolis.”

Francis Ford Coppola opened a filmmaker-focused hotel in Peachtree City, Georgia.The hotel, part of The Family Coppola Hideaways, features 27 rooms and post-production facilities.Coppola was inspired to create the hotel during the production of his new film, “Megalopolis.”

A film-production site and hotel in one, Francis Ford Coppola’s new All-Movie Hotel is a filmmaker’s haven and a cinephile’s dream.

Located in Georgia, the hotel — which we spotted via Gizmodo — is the newest addition to The Family Coppola Hideaways, a collection of resorts in Belize, Guatemala, Argentina, and Italy.

With state-of-the-art post-production facilities and 27 rooms personally designed by Coppola, the hotel caters specifically “to the needs of filmmakers,” the website says.

Coppola said he was inspired to build the hotel in Peachtree City, located around 30 miles from Atlanta, after spending two years in the area shooting his latest project, “Megalopolis.”

“When I didn’t want to think about the movie, I would think about this hotel,” he said. “And when I didn’t want to think about the hotel, I would think about the movie.”

Georgia’s film industry generated an estimated $4.1 billion in production expenditure in 2023 and contains multiple production facilities, including those responsible for many of Disney’s Marvel movies.

However, Coppola said the lack of spaces specifically for post-production inspired him to create a facility with an “intimate connection” between luxury accommodations and post-filming studios like editing suites and sound studios.

The director vouched for the facility’s quality, revealing that “Megalopolis” will say “sound mixed at the All-Movie Hotel,” which he thinks will make filmmakers “come here in droves.”

Take a look inside.

The hotel’s Dorothy Theater can be used for reviewing new sound recordings, watching live edits, and hosting larger ADR sessions.
The Dorothy Theater is named after famed film director Dorothy Arzner.

The screening room features a 7.4′ diagonal screen, a 9.1.6 Atmos Meyer speaker set-up, and a SIM 2 Gold Nero 4s projector, according to the website. It also has two Avid S6 Consoles and a Mac Pro computer for editing in the theater itself.

The theater, named after famed film director Dorothy Arzner, can also be transformed to accommodate up to 30 guests.
The theater can be used as either a screening room for editing or as a true theater.

During downtime, casts and crews — and regular guests — can set up the Dorothy Theater with multiple couches and tables for a cozy movie night.

The eponymous Arzner was one of few female directors in Hollywood during the 1930s, with a successful career spanning from the silent era to sound film. She was also one of Coppola’s teachers at UCLA.

An editorial wing is connected to the Dorothy Theater, which contains a fully soundproof ADR suite and two editorial suites.
The editorial wing offers various rooms for filmmakers to work on post-production tasks.

Each editorial room has multiple Small HD reference monitors and can be customized to your preferred editorial setup. Speakers, TVs, and a slew of other equipment are available for any editing needs.

The first floor features two more editorial suites for reviewing footage, picture and sound editing, and other production editorial needs.
Filmmakers can review their work in these production editorial rooms.

Each room offers a projector, Meyer speakers, and a Mac Pro computer, according to the website. The hotel also has an IT room with a local QNAP server and can provide an engineer for further support for an added cost.

A “Green Room” offers a large kitchen, dining area, and a lending library of books.
Any people working on a film can gather in the green room for food and company.

Actors and crew can hang out in this bright communal space to cook or enjoy meals prepared by a private chef. The kitchen is fully stocked with two large refrigerators, a six-burner stove, an espresso machine, and various food staples.

Guests can book the Francis Ford Coppola Suite, where the director personally stayed during his two-year residency at the hotel.
Francis Ford Coppola stayed in this suite during the production of his newest film, ‘Megalopolis.’

The room, one of two extensive “star suites” located on the second floor, is furnished with pieces from Restoration Hardware, including a queen-sized bed, a sofa, and two velvet director chairs. The suite also includes a screen projector, luxury bathroom, dining table, and a full kitchenette with a bar, sink, refrigerator, two-burner stovetop, microwave, and dishwasher.

Guests can also choose to stay in a suite or room that connects to a separate bunkbed room, which can accommodate up to four guests.
The hotel offers three rooms with bunk beds, suitable for families with children.

Especially ideal for families with children, these rooms can either feature four twin-sized bunk beds or a lower double bed with a trundle and a twin bed on top.

Coppola also designed a suite to celebrate Japanese filmmaking history.
The Japanese suite has hand-selected cinematic art to celebrate Japanese filmmaking.

The Japanese suite includes two queen-sized beds, with each bedroom divided by shoji screens for privacy. It also offers a kitchenette and seating area.

The living room offers boardgames and features ‘The Godfather’ pinball machines.
Guests can play on pinball machines inspired by Coppola’s iconic ‘The Godfather.’

The living room, where guests can gather or relax on the couch, is also where daily continental-style breakfast is served.

The hotel also offers a patio, a small gym, and a large swimming pool with an outdoor grill
The hotel also offers a large swimming pool with an expansive deck and umbrellas.

For further outdoor recreation, guests can rent a golf cart or reserve one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes to explore over 100 miles of golf cart paths.

The All-Movie Hotel is set to open on July 25th, Variety reported.

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