In the 1986, John Hughes penned “Pretty In Pink,” Andie, played by Molly Ringwald, lives on the wrong side of the tracks at this house. While the film is set in a Chicago suburb, the house can actually be found in South Pasadena, California. It really is located near train tracks as well.
LOCATION: 1010 Hope St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Steff, played by James Spader, throws a party at this Los Angeles house. The same house can be seen in the TV series “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” serving as Dennis and Dee’s mom’s house.
LOCATION: 366 S June St., Los Angeles, CA 90020
The Trax record store where Andie works can be found in Santa Monica. It’s part of the 3rd Street Promenade, an pedestrian shopping mall best accessed on foot.
LOCATION: 1460 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The “Meadowbrook High School” seen in the film is a composite of two schools. The exteriors were filmed at John Marshall High School. A regular location in film and television, it has also appeared in such movies as “Rebel Without A Cause,” “A Nightmare On Elm Street,” “Can’t Hardly Wait,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Bachelor Party,” “Grosse Pointe Blank,” “Grease” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” as well as such TV shows as “Boy Meets World,” “Boston Public” and many more. It was even used in the Van Halen music video for “Hot For Teacher.”
LOCATION: 3939 Tracy St, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The interiors were filmed over at John Burroughs Middle School. This is another film staple, having appeared in such movies as “Teen Wolf,” “Never Been Kissed,” “Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” “What Dreams May Come” and many more.
LOCATION: 600 S McCadden Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Related articles: Some Kind Of Wonderful (1987)