Richmond VA in Theaters and on TV

RVA on Screen

The Virginia State Capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson and built in 1788, often stands in for the White House in movies and TV shows. The Richmond classic revival landmark has doubled for the White House in films “Lincoln”, “Dave” and “the Contender.” Speaking of “Lincoln”, Steven Spielberg’s biopic was filmed throughout Richmond and tours of Honest Abe’s actual and on-screen steps are available. Locals often see feature film and TV show cast members like Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, James Spader, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Meg Ryan around town enjoying Richmond’s restaurants, clubs and great shopping spots. The Richmond region turns back time as the filming location for AMC’s revolutionary spy thriller “Turn: Washington’s Spies.”