In the 2001 film “Donnie Darko,” a jet engine crashes into the bedroom of the Darko residence. While set in the town of Middlesex, Virginia, the house can actually be found in Long Beach, California.
LOCATION: 4225 Country Club Dr, Long Beach, CA 90807
Just up the same road, the house of Jim Cunningham, played by Patrick Swayze, can also be found.
LOCATION: 4252 Country Club Dr, Long Beach, CA 90807
The high school seen in the film is Layola High School in Los Angeles.
LOCATION: 1901 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Donnie goes to a movie at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, one of the best revival houses in the Los Angeles area. The theater regularly shows classic films, often featuring Q&A’s with the filmmakers and cast. It has been featured in many films, including “Get Shorty” and “Sleepwalkers.”
LOCATION: 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403