Press • Old Blanco County Courthouse
We are proud that Blanco is a Film Friendly Texas Community, and certified by the Texas Film Commission. We look forward to hosting film crews again in the future, to bring visitors from all over to Blanco, and to appreciate all we have to offer!
2010 "True Grit" Movie
The Old Blanco County Courthouse was used as a filming location in the Coen Brothers' 2010 film "True Grit." The courthouse, built in 1884, was perfect to represent a building from the time period in the movie. Scenes were shot in the courtroom, on the stairs, and in the hallways — some of which can be seen in the movie trailer.
Credit: HollywoodStreams YouTube channel
"The Daytripper" Show
Chett Garner from the Day Tripper visited the Old Blanco County Courthouse and did a re-enactment of a scene from the movie True Grit!
Credit: Blanco Chamber of Commerce YouTube channel
2012 "Revolution" Show
Another chance to shine on the big screen, as a couple of episodes of Revolution filmed at the Courthouse this year. The show takes place in the post-apocalyptic near-future of the year 2027, 15 years after the start of a worldwide, permanent electrical-power blackout in 2012. Created by Eric Kripke and produced by J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions for the NBC network.
Credit: JFTexan YouTube channel
Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society board member Marilyn Mikes spoke with Josh Hinkle with KXAN Austin in June 2013, about the preservation of the courthouse.