Eighties Movie Locations That Really Exist, Movies Beginning with P
This is a list of places that are in movies, but have a real life counterpart.
Please try and be as specific as possible in describing where something is
and when it appears in a movie. I don't want just city names where filming
took place so much as I want landmark type buildings.
This page currently edited by: RubixGirl. Past editor: Banasy
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
The lawn on the east side of the ornate University Auditorium at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida. The "daydream" of the Steve Martin father character was filmed there, using an exterior wall of the auditorium to represent a building at a generic, fine university, from which the father hoped his son would graduate in the future.
Most of the homes used in Parenthood are are located in College Park, Florida. The Chuckie cheese (pizza place) they used is located on Hwy 436 in Altamonte Springs, FL. The car seens were shot on I-4 between Internation Drive and Downtown Orlando). The photo mart scene was shot in the parking lot of Publix in College Park (It was picked because of the great 50's "V" shaped Publix Sign on the building plus it has a rotating publix sign in the parking lot)- They added the photo booth just for the movie. In 1997, the Publix was remodeled but the residents wanted the store to look the same as it was in the movie - its remodelled but we still have the great sign in front.
Pee- Wee's Big Adventure
Pee-Wee's House was filmed at 1846 Oxley Street South Pasadena, CA. 91030
The Bus Terminal scene was filmed at Grand Central Station in Glendale, CA.
The bike store where Dotty works and where Peewee's bike was stolen is at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA.
The Rodeo scenes were filmed at: L.A. County Fairgrounds Pomona, CA.
The dinosaurs at the truck stop where Pee-wee meets Simone are at the Wheel Inn Restaurant in Cabazon, CA, along I-10 between Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
The Alamo tour-interior, & courtyard scenes were filmed at: Mission San Fernando Rey, Mission Hills, Los Angeles, CA. Mission San Fernando Rey, Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Francis' Mansion is located in: Handcock Park Los Angeles, CA.
The hitch-hiking scene with Mickey, were filmed on The Old Road in Newhall, CA.
The classroom & dance scenes were filmed at the high school that I attended... Santa Rosa High School in Santa Rosa, CA.
The exterior shots of Peggy Sue's home growing up were shot in downtown Petaluma California. A friend of mine grew up in that house and told me all about it. Very cool indeed!
Pertty in Pink
Hope St. and Meridian Ave. in South Pasadena, CA. The actual house is on the north side of Hope next to an alley.
The house that the Creed's live in is located on the Hancock Point Rd. in Hancock, Maine. It's about a half of a mile on the right coming from Route 1 in Hancock. The house is now yellow, but you can still tell that its the house. Also the front steps of the University of Maine hospital where the guy on the bicycle dies is actually the Ellsworth City Hall in Ellsworth, Maine located off of Main Street.
Pink Floyd The Wall
IUHS (International University High School) Watford, London England, The begining scean is the rugby/ Soccer field, and the famous "We don't need any education is also filmed there.
Filmed entirely in Australia outside of Melbourne. The Stanley family manor is actually the Werribee Park mansion (a national Park) and the beach scenes were filmed at Loch Ard Gorge, an approx. 3 hour drive from the Mansion. The pirate ship at the beginning where Frederick and the Pirate King do their sword demonstration, is actually a pirate ship restuarant in Melbourne, in the harbor area...Pictures of the locations are available through any search engine...
All of this was filmed in and around Waxahachie, Texas. The opening scene of the movie includes a shot of the historic courthouse located on the town square. The railroad yards where the husband is shot and killed at the beginning of the movie is not far from the square. The cotton fields are also in the area - this is still a big cotton farming area.
The Planes, Trains, and Automobiles House is located at: 671 Lincoln Ave. Winnetka, Ill.
There are two motel scenes in the movie. The first one is located in Braidwood, Illinois (actually called the Sun Motel now) and is on Rte. 55, which is actually Historic Route 66. Braidwood is about 2 hours or so south of Chicago. The hotel scene where John Candy and Steve Martin end up sleeping in the same bed is actually in Gurnee, Illinois which is 40 minutes north of Chicago. It's called the El Rancho motel and is located on Highway 41. It is still there today.
The house used in Poltergeist still stands at 4267 Roxbury St. in Simi Valley, CA.
Scenes in the small town were shot in Three Oaks in Berrien County in southwest Michigan. The town still looks much the same.
Andys House is located at: 1010 Hope St. South Pasadena, CA.
The Record Store Trax was located at the corner of 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA. It is now a Bar.
The high school in the movie Pretty In Pink is John Marshall High School in North Hollywood, California
The Prom Scene at the end took place at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
Police Station Interiors were filmed inside the U.S. Custom House at 1 Bowling Green, NYC. This is the large room on the right side as you face the building, which is now The Museum of the American Indian, downtown NYC location.
The hotel where Bruce Willis was staying after the fight with his girlfriend was located on Riverside Drive near Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. It has since been demolished.
Pump Up the Volume
Saugus High School
First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN the club Prince played at in Purple Rain, live bands, cheap drinks, really cool place.
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