Sandra Bullock’s action-comedy traditional introduced Hollywood to Austin
By Richard Whittaker,
8:00AM, Sat. Mar. 21, 2020
Sanda Bullock hits the ‘bucks at Sixth and Congress in Miss Congeniality
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There have been movies in Austin for about so long as celluloid ran round, however you wish to discuss when Hollywood actually noticed us, it was Miss Congeniality.
Yeah, a lot of the traditional comedy is about in San Antonio (that basically is the Alamo), however Austinites know Austin once they see it. When FBI Agent-turned-unlikely-pageant-queen Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) meets desparing deportment coach Victor Melling (Michael Caine) for lunch? That is the Driskill Lodge. The pageant itself takes place within the Bass Live performance Corridor on the UT Austin campus, and the after-hours contestant bonding, properly these seem like Omni Austin at South Park rooms to us. And that well-known handbrake flip when Gracie screams “FBI!”? That is the Starbucks at Sixth and Congress.
And, after all, that oft-cited second of Gracie strolling/stumbling out of an plane hangar in a blue gown and heels? That is proper when the outdated Robert Mueller Municipal Airport grew to become the brand new Austin Studios, kickstarting a complete new period on ATX movie and TV (learn much more about that proper right here in our 20-year historical past of Austin Studios).
In the event you’re in search of one thing that is each an Austin traditional and one thing mild for the weekend, it is powerful to beat Bullock at her wisecracking greatest.
Discover Miss Congeniality streaming:
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