MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – There's a little bit of ‘Magic' in the air – filming on Magic Mike XXL, the multi-million dollar sequel to the 2012 Warner Bros. film, is taking place Tuesday and Wednesday in Myrtle Beach.
Scenes in Magic Mike XXL will include shots from Plyler Park, Ocean Boulevard and the SkyWheel.
"It's amazing to have us just even in the background of this movie so the whole world can see what iconic parts of Myrtle beach there are," said Rachel Beckerman, SkyWheel marketing manager.
The city of Myrtle Beach is looking forward to the publicity from the national movie and is working to speed up the process for movie makers to attain film permits. Instead of going through city council's approval, the permits would be handled administratively. The council is expected to discuss the proposal next Tuesday.
"New York, Las Vegas, Hawaii have been featured in motion pictures and TV shows for years and years and maybe it's Myrtle Beach's turn now." said Mark Kruea, spokesperson for the city of Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach businesses are also benefiting from the film crews being in the area and crowds gathering around the boardwalk this week.
"Anything that brings more people, more action to the boardwalk during off-season, especially November, is huge for us and all the businesses here on the boardwalk," Beckerman said.