One of the most famous movie locations in the world, the fire station that served as the headquarters for the Ghostbusters in the original 1984 film can be found in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. The building was chosen because the screenwriters imagined the Ghostbusters as a public service, much like firemen. Cast member Dan Aykroyd knew the neighborhood well and suggested the building. Still an active firehouse, the location draws countless visitors each year.
LOCATION: 14 N Moore St, New York, NY 10013
Not quite as well known is the Los Angeles fire station location used in the film. While the Hook & Ladder Company 8 building in Tribeca was used for exterior shots, interiors were filmed at Fire Station No. 23 in downtown L.A. The fire station was closed in 1960 and has currently fallen into quite a state of disrepair. The photo below is from several years ago, when it still looked presentable, but currently the building is boarded up, covered in graffiti and prohibited from entry. Perhaps someday the interior will be restored to resemble the film, but it sits in a pretty bad area not far from skid row, so a restoration seems unlikely at this time.
LOCATION: 225 E 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Ghostbusters capture their first ghost at the fictional Sedgewick Hotel. These scenes were filmed inside the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The hotel is a staple of film, having appeared in such movies as “Beverly Hills Cop,” “Independence Day,” “Fight Club” and dozens more. Here is the lobby where they first enter.
LOCATION: 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
They try to capture Slimer in the hotel’s lobby.
Over at the Sony lot in Culver City, California, there was even at attempt to build a replica of the Hook & Ladder 8 building.
LOCATION: 10202 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Also on the lot is the Ecto 1 car, which can be seen on the Sony Pictures Studio Tour.