"Thankfully, it’s not just the major cities that host all things silver screen. Surprisingly, smaller cities often play supporting roles in many movies: There are places you can live that offer some serious celebrity sightings, some of the best quirky film festivals, and historic film houses.

So, without further ado: The eight nominees for the best places to live (if you’re a film fanatic.)

Paducah, Kentucky

Turns out, Paducah is a haven for artists—it’s actually a designated UNESCO creative city with a burgeoning grassroots film community. Locals flock to the Maiden Alley Cinema & Gallery, a restored venue that’s home to the Paducah Film Society and its programming.

Each May, the city hosts the Cinema Systers Film Festival, the only all-lesbian film festival in the U.S.

And this summer, filmmakers from all over the Paducah area will compete in the 48 Hour Film Project to see who can make the best short film in a two-day span.

There’s also the recently created The Western Kentucky Film Commission, which aims at bringing more film projects to the region."

By Lambeth Hochwald, Apartment Therapy

Read the full round-up featuring film-loving cities!