TLC’s ‘90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way’ filming in Downtown Florence

Florence Alabama
Downtown Florence, Alabama (Southern Hospitality Holdings Facebook page)

TLC’s popular ‘90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way’ was scheduled to film in Florence, Alabama on Tuesday evening on January 30th at The Boiler Room, a downtown upscale gaming space with vintage bowling lanes, bar and food service and live music.

The Bama Buzz got wind of the show’s presence in the Shoals via social media on Monday afternoon. We soon contacted The Boiler Room, who confirmed the show would be filming in the evening for 3 to 4 hours.

“It was super cool. They reached out to us on Friday, and then we just connected from there and set it all up for today,” said Buddy Fleming with Southern Hospitality Holdings.

Premise of  ‘90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way’

Entering its fourth season — ‘90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way’ —provides a much different plot twist according to the entertainment website

An excerpt from their preview about the show.

“Differing from the other franchises, The Other Way showcases couples as they attempt to start their lives together outside of the US. While the men and women going overseas don’t have to contend with the difficult process of trying to secure a K-1 visa in America, it doesn’t mean they’ll find navigating love in another country any easier.“

Here is “The Other Way” trailer:

Why are they in Florence, Alabama?

With this season’s international theme, it makes you wonder why they are filming in Florence. Thanks to’s in depth sneak peek about the show, we learn one of the participants — Kris — is from Alabama. We can only surmise, that’s why the series is filming in the Shoals this week.

Hidden Gem — The Boiler Room

The Boiler Room/Facebook page)

The Boiler Room is a “hidden gem,” Fleming told us.

Located in the basement of the Sticklin Hotel in downtown Florence, the entertainment venue has live music on the weekends, karaoke, vintage bowling lanes and a full bar with drinks and menu items named after rock and roll songs.

Be On the Lookout

‘90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way’ premiered on January 29th, so we are unsure when The Boiler Room and Florence will be featured. 

Watch this space for updates.

Are you a fan of 90 Day Fiancé? Tag us on social media @thebamabuzz with your theory on why they were filming in Florence and what you thought of this week’s premiere.

Pat Byington
Pat Byington
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