Singles (1992)

The 1992 Cameron Crowe film “Singles” was shot in Seattle, Washington. During the opening credits, various establishing shots around the city are shown, including of course the Space Needle.

LOCATION: 400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109

The Pike Place Public Market Center also appears during the opening credits.

LOCATION: Pike St / 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Linda, played by Kyra Sedgwick, lives at this duplex.

LOCATION: 203 31st Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Cliff, played by Matt Dillon, moves into the same apartment as Janet, played by Bridget Fonda.

LOCATION: 1820 E Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98112

Steve, played by Campbell Scott, sits on a bench discussing marriage with Linda at Gas Works Park. At one time the area was a gas plant, but it ceased operations in 1956, when the city converted to natural gas. Some of the structures were left in tact and the area now serves as a public park. The same park has appeared in the films “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Three Fugitives” and “Little Fish,” as well as the TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

LOCATION: 2101 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

Related articles: Say Anything… (1989), Almost Famous (2000)

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

The 80s comedy “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” like so many other films of that era, shot in the San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles, California.

The mall scenes in the film were shot at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, which has since been completely remodeled and looks nothing like it did in the film, so we’ve opted to omit it here.  However, it can be found at 15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.

The titular Ridgemont High was primarily filmed at Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys, California, with a few additional scenes shot at Canoga Park High School and James Monroe High School.  The same high school was used in the films “Christine,” “Sleepwalkers,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” and many more.

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LOCATION: Van Nuys High School, 6535 Cedros Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91411

Brad, played by Judge Reinhold, and Stacy Hamilton, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, live at this house in West Hills. Many scenes were filmed inside the house, including the infamous scene of Brad masturbating in the bathroom.

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LOCATION: 24124 Welby Way, West Hills, CA 91307

The house is of course mostly remembered for the topless pool scene with Phoebe Cates. That scene really was filmed at the pool in the back yard, which remains more or less the same as it appeared in the film, aside from the diving board being removed. The changing room was also not authentic to the home. It was a exterior facade built by the production, while the interiors shot on a studio set.

Here is an alternate view of the pool. There are also public real estate listings available online, offering many ground level views of the pool and back yard.

“The Point,” where Stacy loses her virginity later in the film, was shot at the Mid Valley Youth Baseball fields in Encino.  There are quite a number of fields here, which can be confusing, but each of them is numbered.  The field from the film is field 4 and the dugout from the film is the third base dugout.

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LOCATION: 17301 Oxnard St, Encino, CA 91316

Say Anything… (1989)

Cameron Crowe’s 1989 directorial debut, “Say Anything…” was filmed in Washington, Southern California and Vancouver, Canada. The exterior of the house of Corey, played by Lili Taylor, can be found in Seattle. Interiors were filmed in California at 2545 Ganesha Ave, Altadena, CA 91001.

LOCATION: 3627 NW 65th Ct, Seattle, WA 98117

Lloyd, played by John Cusack, walks with Diane, played by Ione Skye, out of a convenience store and kicks glass out of her way. The store can be found in North Hollywood.

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LOCATION: 11340 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Diane has lunch with her mom at this restaurant in Pasadena, which has changed a lot since filming took place.

LOCATION: 1978 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

Lloyd teaches a kickboxing class at this location, which was more famously used as the Cobra Kai dojo in “The Karate Kid.”  It’s located just a few blocks away from the convenience store.

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LOCATION: 5223 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601

Here’s a look inside the building.

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The most iconic scene in the film is of course when Lloyd Dobler holds a boombox outside of the bedroom of Diane.  The real scene wasn’t filmed at any house at all, rather a park in North Hollywood. It’s actually located right across the street from the convenience store seen earlier in the film, at the North Hollywood Park, on the SW corner of Magnolia Blvd and Tujunga Ave.  The same park was seen in “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.”

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

In one of the film’s deleted scenes, Diane asks Lloyd to take her back to Lloyd’s workplace, mentioned above.  This scene, which can be found on the home video edition, was filmed at the Community Room of the South Pasadena Public Library.  The same building appeared in Rob Zombie’s remake of “Halloween.”

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LOCATION: 1115 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Related articles: Singles (1992), Almost Famous (2000)