Joker (2019)

The 2019 Todd Phillips film “Joker,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, was filmed in New York and New Jersey. The most famous location from the film likewise emerged as one of the most popular filming locations of recent years, which is of course the stairs where Joker dances. The stairs, previously known as the Shakespeare Avenue Stairs, or alternatively as the Gauson Stairs, connect Shakespeare Ave and Anderson Ave at West 167th St. The stairs were also featured prominently on the film’s poster image and are now most commonly known as the Joker Stairs.

LOCATION: Between 1161 Shakespeare Ave and 1150 Anderson Ave, The Bronx, NY 10452 (GPS coordinates: 40°50’09.3″N, 73°55’26.2″W)

Here is the area where Joker dances. Originally director Todd Phillips was inspired by a flight of stairs seen in the Ridley Scott film “American Gangster,” but upon scouting realized that area had since changed and no longer matched the aesthetic they were looking for in this film. Instead, other stairs around The Bronx were scouted and ultimately the right look was found.

Here is another view of the section of stairs he dances on.

Here is a view from the top of the stairs. Normally the stairs are not only heavily used by local residents, but it is also a highly popular tourist destination. We found a few minutes when the stairs were totally empty, but soon after, the place was crowded full of tourists.

The stairs are seen multiple times in the film. This view is seen early on as Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) walks to the top of the steps on his way home. The large, modern building in the background was replaced via visual effects with a an older, urban backdrop for the film.

Arthur’s apartment can be found at the top of the stairs, but it’s not the entrance closest to the top, right beside the market. It is instead the next entrance down, which is very similar looking, leading many to mix the locations up. Perhaps the easiest method to identify the correct, screen used entrance is to look for the two large poles to the left.

LOCATION: 1140 Anderson Ave, The Bronx, NY 10452

Arthur has a face to face encounter with Bruce Wayne at the Wayne Manor, which was filmed at the Webb Institute Livingston Library.

LOCATION: 298 Crescent Beach Rd, Glen Cove, NY 11542 (GPS coordinates: 40°53’00.4″N, 73°38’35.5″W)

The Arkham State Hospital building was filmed in Brooklyn near the intersection of 1st Ave / 58th St. Some visual effects were once again employed to make the building to the left taller and add Arkham State Hospital signage above the arches.

LOCATION: 80 58th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Cellular (2004)

The 2004 film “Cellular” was shot in Southern California. In the film, Jessica Martin, played by Kim Basinger, lives in this home, which can be found in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles.

LOCATION: 527 Loring Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

The third and final installment in Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy, “Spider-Man 3,” was filmed in New York City, Cleveland, Ohio and Los Angeles, California. The Daily Bugle is once again featured, which is the iconic Flatiron Building in Manhattan. The building has appeared in countless films, such as “The Usual Suspects,” “As Good As It Gets” and of course “Spider-Man.”

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LOCATION: 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

As with previous installments, the interior of Harry Osborn’s (James Franco) Manhattan home is once again filmed at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California.

LOCATION: Greystone Mansion, 905 Loma Vista Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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In one scene, Many Jane is seen making dinner in the kitchen with Harry.

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After a battle with The Sandman, played by Thomas Haden Church, Spider-Man climbs out of a crashed armored truck, in front of this building in Cleveland, Ohio. Several scenes were filmed in Cleveland, standing in for New York City. The same building was seen in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

LOCATION: 900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) invites Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) to dinner, where things do not go as planned. These scenes were filmed at the famous “Pompeian Room” of the Doheny Mansion, located on the campus of Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles.  While the mansion does offer occasional tours to the public, some of the guides can be strict about allowing photos inside.  Many films have shot at the mansion, including “The Princess Diaries,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Drag Me To Hell,” “Flowers In The Attic,” “The Three Amigos” and more.

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LOCATION: 10 Chester Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Spider-Man arrives at a bank the Sandman has jobs robbed, only to find Sandman has just left the scene. The same building was also seen in the films “(500) Days Of Summer,” “Killing Zoe” and “Night Hunter.”

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LOCATION: 401 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Eddie Brock, played by Topher Grace, prays inside of this church for the death of Peter Parker. The interior scenes were filmed at St. Brendan Catholic Church, which has appeared in numerous productions, including “The Curse Of La Llorona,” “Fight Club,” “Armageddon” and the Guns N’ Roses music video for “November Rain.”

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LOCATION: 310 S Van Ness Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

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The Mist (2007)

The 2007 Frank Darabont film “The Mist,” based on the 1980 novella by Stephen King, was filmed around Shreveport, Louisiana. The home of David Drayton, played by Thomas Jane, can be found at Cross Lake in Shreveport. The home sits a bit far back from the main road, with a gate out front. However, you can in fact see the home from the street, but your view might be a bit obscured by trees.

LOCATION: 3500 Rue De Lac St, Shreveport, LA 71107

After a storm hits at the beginning of the film, David and his family survey the damage in the back yard.

The supermarket where much of the film takes place can be found about 30 minutes north of Shreveport in the town of Vivian. Only the exteriors were filmed here, the interiors were a set, built at StageWorks of Louisiana (400 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101).

LOCATION: 212 N Pine St, Vivian, LA 71082

The supermarket has remained vacant for years, with rumors of demolition, but for now it remains standing.

LOCATION: 212 N Pine St, Vivian, LA 71082

The pharmacy exterior was a facade built for the film. It was located in the parking lot of the supermarket, in this area. It was removed at the end of filming.

LOCATION: GPS coordinates: 32°52’26.3″N 93°59’07.0″W

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Day Shift (2022)

The 2022 action comedy “Day Shift,” starring Jamie Foxx, was primarily filmed in Southern California. In the film, Bud Jablonski, played by Foxx, lives at this apartment building, which can be found in Toluca Lake. The area where he is seen parking can be found facing Sarah St.

LOCATION: 4604 Cahuenga Blvd, Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Bud’s ex-wife and daughter live in this home, located in Northridge.

LOCATION: 11804 Darby Ave, Northridge, CA 91326

Seth, played by Dave Franco, lives in the apartment building, located in North Hollywood.

LOCATION: 12835 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91607

Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995)

“Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers,” like it’s two previous installments, Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge Of Michael Myers, was primarily filmed around Utah. For this sequel, the Myers house, where relatives of the Strode family are living, can be found in Salt Lake City.

LOCATION: 1926 Lincoln St, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

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Cool As Ice (1991)

The 1991 film “Cool as Ice,” starring Vanilla Ice, was filmed in Southern California. Early in the film, Johnny Van Owen, played by Vanilla Ice, rides his motorcycle through town with his friends. One of his friend’s motorcycles breaks down in this area of Glendora.

LOCATION: Near 137 N Glendora Ave, Glendora, CA 91741

Johnny’s crew stumbles upon an eccentrically designed repair shop, where they repair his crew member’s motorcycle. There was quite a bit of production design added for the film, the real home is far more modest than what appears on screen.

LOCATION: 229 E Virginia Ave, Glendora, CA 91741

The home of Kathy, played by Kristin Minter, can also be found in Glendora, located just a few doors down from the repair shop house, as depicted in the film.

LOCATION: 546 N Wabash Ave, Glendora, CA 91741