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Film industry brings extra business to Rome restaurant

Updated: Jan 15, 2021

While filming in Rome, GA, the movie “Meagan Leavey” gave a local family-owned restaurant, the Shrimp Boat, an economic boost.

The crew stayed in Rome longer than planned and many of them came back to eat supper at the Shrimp Boat.

“They rented our facilities during our downtime. It was a real shot in the arm. Plus it was just fun because they were great people. We absolutely enjoyed them,” says Kenneth Payne, owner. “They loved our home-cooked food!”

“Meagan Leavey,” based on the true story of a Marine and her military combat dog, opens in theaters June 9, 2017.



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