Bartlett is one of the most photographed towns in Texas due to its well-preserved late nineteenth and early twentieth-century architecture. Many of the buildings along Bartlett’s town square and commercial strip stand just the way they did back in the town’s heyday. The architecture has such appeal that the town has become a popular filming location for movies and TV shows. Plots ranging from typical rural Texas towns to period pieces and westerns to apocalyptic thrillers have all found reasons for a Bartlett backdrop. Those familiar with Bartlett will recognize the scenery from such films as “The Newton Boys” and “True Grit.” Scenes from NBC’s “Revolution” were also filmed in Bartlett, along with several Texas truck commercials.
Here is a list of more titles that have put Bartlett on the Big Screen:
2020: The Lost Husband
2015: Kill or Be Killed
2013 Season 2 of the TV Series: Revolution
2010: True Grit
2007: Kings of the Evening
1998; The Newton Boys
1996: The Whole Wide World
Just over the railroad tracks in the city easement is a larger-than-life-sized poster of each movie
and TV show filmed in Bartlett. The purpose of the posters is to serve as an attraction for visitors to Bartlett and showcase the movie set value to visitors, passersby, and more Hollywood producers for future films! If you’ve seen one or more of these titles, it would be worth a weekend trip to Bartlett to see if you can find the movie sets along the historic streets of downtown! Visit bartlettsecrets.com for information on places to stay and what to do while visiting!