Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Tim Burton’s 1985 film “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” introduced the world to Paul Rubens’ classic character, Pee-Wee Herman.  In the film, Pee-Wee lives at this South Pasadena home.

peeweesbigadventure1

LOCATION: 1848 Oxley St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Later in the film, Pee Wee is chased around the Cabazon Dinosaurs.  The dinosaurs are a roadside attraction in Cabazon, California and can be seen from the 10 freeway.  Originally built by a sculptor and theme park artist as a way to attract customers to his nearby restaurant, the dinosaurs now operate as a small museum and gift shop.  The dinosaurs were also seen in the 1984 film “Paris, Texas” and the 1989 film “The Wizard.”

thewizard1

LOCATION: 50700 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA 92230

thewizard2
thewizard3

Pee-Wee gets chased by some kids on bikes at this park in North Hollywood.  The same park was famously featured in the film “Say Anything…

sayanything1

LOCATION: North Hollywood Park, 11430 Chandler Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Francis lives at this house. The homeowners have since added a lot of shrubs along the front of the property, obscuring the view a bit.

LOCATION: 401 S Hudson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

The bike from the film can be seen at the Hollywood Museum in Hollywood, California.

peeweesbigadventure2

LOCATION: Hollywood Museum, 1660 Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

They also have one of Pee Wee’s costumes, though it is said to be from the TV show, not the film.

peeweesbigadventure3

Related articles: Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Batman Returns (1992), Ed Wood (1994), Big Fish (2003), Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016)

The Wizard (1989)

In the 1989 Nintendo classic, “The Wizard,” Corey, played by Fred Savage, along with his brother Jimmy, played by Luke Edwards, make their way to Reno, which is home to Haley, played by Jenny Lewis.  The famous Reno Arch is featured prominently during this scene.

thewizard4

LOCATION: 155 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501

Near the end of the film, Jimmy makes his way to the Cabazon Dinosaurs to relive some family memories.  The dinosaurs are a roadside attraction in Cabazon, California and can be seen from the 10 freeway.  Originally built by a sculptor and theme park artist as a way to attract customers to his nearby restaurant, the dinosaurs now operate as a small museum and gift shop.  The dinosaurs were also seen in the 1984 film “Paris, Texas” and the 1985 film “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”

LOCATION: 50700 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA 92230

thewizard1

thewizard3

thewizard2