The 2011 Kevin Smith film “Red State” was shot in Southern California. In the opening scene of the film, Travis and his mother, played by Michael Angarano and Anna Gunn, drive past this fire station, located in Whittier.
LOCATION: 10630 Mills Ave, Whittier, CA 90604
Much of the film takes place at the Five Points Trinity Church, which is headed by the fanatical Pastor Abin Cooper, played by Michael Parks. The Five Points Trinity Church exterior scenes were filmed at Firestone Ranch in Santa Clarita. The property is located down a long strech of dirt roads near the Sierra Pelona Mountains. The Spanish style property was once owned by mobster Bugsy Siegel from 1911 until 1932.
LOCATION: 35100 Anthony Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390
The TV series “What We Do in the Shadows” is set in Staten Island, New York, but primarily filmed around Toronto, Canada. However, the house featured frequently as the establishing shot of the vampire estate can be found in South Pasadena, California. The home has also appeared in such TV shows as “The Mentalist,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Bones.”
LOCATION: 929 Buena Vista St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
The South Pasadena home was featured prominently in the pilot, before the production moved to Toronto and a different home, located at 450 Pape Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3P7, Canada, was used instead. After that location was later sold, a facade was built instead at Eastern Ave / Heward Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 1C8, Canada.
The Sandin Family house from the 2013 film “The Purge,” where the majority of the film takes place, can be found in Chatsworth, California. The home is located within Indian Falls, a gated community that is closed to the public. The neighborhood sits very close to Spahn Ranch and Iverson Movie Ranch, just north of the CA-118 freeway.
The 2022 film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” starring Michelle Yeoh, was filmed in Southern California. In the film, Evelyn Wang, played by Yeoh, owns this laundromat, where she lives in an apartment overhead with her family. The building can be found in San Fernando, however, the second level apartment was a visual effect added by the production and does not actually exist.
LOCATION: 260 S Meyer St, San Fernando, CA 91340
The IRS building where the family meets with Deirdre Beaubeirdre, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, can be found in Simi Valley. The same building appeared in the 1992 film “Sneakers.”
The 1959 classic “House on Haunted Hill,” starring Vincent Price, was filmed in Los Angeles, California. In the film, Frederick Loren hosts a party at the famous “Ennis House,” located in Los Feliz area. Only the exterior of the house was used in the film. The house has been featured in countless productions, including “Blade Runner,” “The Day of the Locust,” “The Karate Kid Part III,” “Black Rain,” “The Glimmer Man,” “The Replacement Killers,” “Rush Hour,” “Grand Canyon” and “The Thirteenth Floor.” It has also been recreated on studio stages for movies such as “Predator 2,” “The Rocketeer” and “Mullholland Drive.” It has likewise appeared in the TV shows “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Twin Peaks,” as well as countless other music videos and commercials.
LOCATION: 2607 Glendower Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The 1995 Barry Sonnenfeld film “Get Shorty” was primarily filmed around Los Angeles, where a mobster named Chili Palmer (John Travolta) comes to Hollywood to collect a debt, only to discover the movie business is not unlike his own line of work. Chili attempts to collect a debt from Harry Zimm, a B movie filmmaker played by Gene Hackman. Harry’s office can be found on Hollywood Blvd.
LOCATION: 6601 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
The home of Martin Weir, played by Danny DeVito, can be found in Beverly Hills.
LOCATION: 1017 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Harry Zimm’s apartment can be found in Hollywood.
LOCATION: 601 N Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Chili stays at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood. The hotel has been featured in numerous other films, such as “Strange Days,” “The Player,” “Wayne’s World 2,” the 2003 remake of “The Italian Job” and many more.
LOCATION: 8358 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
The exterior of the house from the TV series “Blossom,” which ran from 1990 to 1995, can be found in Studio City, California. However, the address sometimes comes up as North Hollywood. The home has since been heavily remodeled from how it appeared on the show.
LOCATION: 3941 Ethel Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91604
The 1980 Martin Scorsese film “Raging Bull,” about boxer Jake LaMotta, was filmed around New York City, NY and Los Angeles, California. Jake LaMotta, played by Robert De Niro, lives in this apartment, located in New York.
LOCATION: 447 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
The swimming pool where Jake meets Vicki, played by Cathy Moriarty, was filmed at the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center in New York City (1 Clarkson St, New York, NY 10014). The same pool appeared in the Larry Clark film “Kids.”
An older Jake LaMotta lives in this home, supposedly located in Florida. The house can actually be found in Los Angeles.
LOCATION: 3460 Cabrillo Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Jake’s nightclub is located in San Pedro, south of Los Angeles.