White Goodman, played by Ben Stiller in “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” runs “Globo Gym,” where he heads up the “Purple Cobras” dodgeball team. The lobby of the Nikken Building in Irvine, California served as the location of “Globo Gym.”
LOCATION: 52 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618
Jake, played by Ethan Hawke, finds himself set up inside this drug dealer’s house in Antoine Fuqua’s 2001 film “Training Day.” The house can be found perched on a hill in the Everett Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The home was used again in the 2009 Sam Raimi film, “Drag Me To Hell,” as the residence of Alison Lohman’s character.
LOCATION: 1031 Everett St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
In the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, you’ll find the “Sierra Bonita” apartments from David Lynch’s “Mullholland Drive.” Located just a few blocks from the original site of Walt Disney Studios, the eight cottages are said to have inspired the animation designs for the dwarf houses in “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
Diane’s apartment unit used in the film is the cottage closest to Griffith Park Blvd, to the left of the front gate.
LOCATION: 2900 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Winkie’s Diner on Sunset Blvd is not actually on Sunset or even in Hollywood. The building can actually be found in the city of Gardena. The “Winkie’s” name was also created by the filmmakers. The real restaurant was at one time a Denny’s, before later becoming Caesar’s Restaurant. It currently sits vacant.
LOCATION: 1016 W El Segundo Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247
In one of the film’s more unsettling scenes, Dan, played by Patrick Fischler, is haunted by the image of a man behind a wall in the back lot of the restaurant. He makes his way down the sidewalk and stairs to the wall behind the restaurant, to face his nightmare.
As he approaches the wall, he collapses when he sees the man in his nightmares personified. As you can see, the wall appears a bit different now than how it appeared in the film, no longer extending out as far.
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While Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman” film was originally considered to be shot at Warner Bros. Studios, the film instead primarily shot at Pinewood Studios, just outside of London, England. However, the Batmobile from the original film can today be seen at the Warner Bros. lot, as part of their studio tour.
LOCATION: 4000 Warner Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505
A couple models of the Batmobile can be found on display at Planet Hollywood in Florida.
LOCATION: 1506 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Ben Stone, played by Seth Rogan in the 2007 comedy “Knocked Up,” lives with his buddies at this house in Northridge, California. Unfortunately, the house has somewhat limited visibility from the road. You can see this view from the driveway. The rest of the property is obscured by a large wall covered by plants
LOCATION: 17800 Community St, Northridge, CA 91325
“The 40 Year-Old Virgin” introduced us to the films of Judd Apatow, who would go on to make a string of hit comedies. Andy, played by still Steve Carell, lives in this Studio City, California apartment, which still closely resembles how it appeared in the film.
LOCATION: 12012 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604
Andy works in this shopping plaza in Encino, California.
LOCATION: 17401 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
To promote the release of the film “It,” Warner Bros. built a a haunted house on the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood, California, in which visitors could go inside the Neibolt house, where actors and haunted house theatrics would do their best to scare you.
The real house seen in the film was also a creation of the production. It was built in the town of Oshowa, Ontario, Canada, on the corner of Eulalie Ave and James St.
“The IT Experience: Neibolt House Hollywood” pop-up exhibition was on display for one month, during August and September, 2017. It has since closed.
In “The Usual Suspects,” the suspects meet up with Redfoot at the Korean Bell of Friendship, in San Pedro, California. Perched right in front of a spectacular ocean view, it’s a great place to visit, even if you’re not a fan of the film.
The bell was given as a gift by South Korea to celebrate the U.S. bicentennial in 1978.
LOCATION: 3601 Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731
While set in the town of Ossining, New York, Don Draper’s house from the TV series “Mad Men” is located in Pasadena, California. It’s actually right around the corner from the house from the movie Father Of The Bride.
LOCATION: 675 Arden Rd, Pasadena, CA 91106
David Lynch’s underappreciated masterpiece “Lost Highway” shot around Los Angeles, Death Valley and the Nevada desert.
Early in the film, Fred and Renee, played by Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette respectively, receive a mysterious video tape at their doorstep. David Lynch used what was, at that time, his own home as the location.
LOCATION: 7035 Senalda Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90068
“Dick Laurant is dead.”
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