Eighties Movie Locations That Really Exist, Movies Beginning with W
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
Coupeville, WA The ferry dock where Kathleen Turner runs down a hill to catch a ferry at is actually a fishing company pier on Whidbey Island, near the San de Fuca antique store between Oak Harbor and Coupeville.
North Vancouver, British Columbia
The Wedding Singer
The Bar scenes both the Exterior and Interior were filmed at a Bar called Avions. And the exterior scenes of the dance club when they are walking outside and Drew Barrymore asks if her hair smells like throw up and then her finance drives up in his Delorian. That was filmed outside of a place called the Black Cow Cafe. That was all filmed in the same block of Honolulu ave. in the Montrose Shopping Park in Montrose California.
Weird Science/Risky Business
The mall scene in Weird Science takes place at Northbrook Court in Northbrook, IL. (However, the place has had major overhaul renovations since then.) The exterior high school shots for Risky Business and Weird Science are of New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, IL.
Katz'z Deli Houston and Ludlow (205 Houston Street) This is where the shot the "I'll have what she's having" scene.
Gordon Tech High School, Chicago, IL
The entire movie was shot at Lane Tech High School on Addison and St Louis in Chicago, Illinios.
The House That Goldie Hawn Lived In Was Shot In Roscoe Villiage On The Northside Of Chicago.
Wildcats starring Goldie Hawn was actually filmed at Lane Tech stadium 1-2 blocks east of Gordon Tech. I was there.
Crane's Castle, Ipswich MA
The pajama party scene was filmed at a mansion in Lake Forest in Illinois.
Withnail and I
The Scene in Penrith Market Square is shot in Market Square Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks. The pub the boys enter is, in reality, The Crown (different interior), not the (I think) The King Henry. The road they take to "Penrith", in Uncle Monty's Landrover, is actually the road from Calverton to Stony Stratford.
Most of Witness was filmed on location in Lancaster County, PA home of the Amish. In fact, the town where the scene in which Harrison Ford hits the guy who is making fun of the Amish is still there and at least 5 years ago still had a sign up saying "Witness was filmed here"
The apartment Melanie Griffith lives in in the beginning of the movie is actually located on the corner of jersey street and richmond terrace on Staten Island, NY. Also, the scene where they're walking along that walkway with the pizza is also on Staten Island, just across from the apartment, although it is no longer accesible.
Madison, NJ The scene where Jenny was shot was filmed at the Hartley Dodge Memorial Building in Madison NJ. I think it was 1981 or so. Love the site.
Tucson, AZ Swimming scene at beginning where Charlie Sheen sees his old girlfriend is at the 'swimming hole' in Sabino Canyon where college kids hang out. Racing scenes are on the only road going up/down Mount Lemon. Packards' garage (that was blown up in the movie) was on a small hill on Ajo Way next to the Municipal Airport, the long curvy dirt driveway is still recognizable. The desert racing scenes were filmed on the road where Old Tucson Studios and the Desert Museum are located. If you park at Gate's Pass you can see all the roads from the overlook.
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