Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

The 1994 Jim Carrey comedy “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” was filmed around Miami, Florida, where the story also takes place.

Early in the film, Ace turns the corner of EspaƱola Way onto Washington Blvd, as he makes his way to his apartment.  He can be seen passing the Cameo night club here, but today some palm trees obscure the view a bit.

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LOCATION: Corner of EspaƱola Way / Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Here is an unobstructed view of the Cameo night club.

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LOCATION: 1445 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Ace lives at the former Campton Apartments, which have likewise become a bit obscured from view by palm trees since filming took place.  The Campton Apartments are now closed and the property has become a bit unkempt.

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LOCATION: 1455 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Here’s a closer look at the courtyard to the property facing Washington Ave.

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Later in the film, Ace and Melissa, played by Courteney Cox, attend a party at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.  The villa has been seen in many films, including “The Money Pit,” “Bad Boys II” and “Iron Man 3.”  This is the rear view of the property, facing the water.  The villa is open to public tours and regularly hosts special events.  Photography is permitted both inside and outside of the property.

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LOCATION: 3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129

Ace and Melissa make their way up these stairs as they arrive to the party, with the ship structure seen in the background.

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Ace searches for Snowflake the dolphin at the pool on the eastern side of the building.  He hops the rail and shimmies down it, only to hop right back over and open the door to the right.

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Friends

The opening to the hit show “Friends” was not filmed in New York, but rather in Burbank, California.  The fountain seen in the show is located on “Park Blvd” at the Warner Bros. Ranch, a small property that sits off-site from the main Warner Bros. Studios lot.  The ranch is unfortunately not open to public visitation.  However, plans are in place to relocate the fountain to the Embassy Court of the main Warner Bros studio lot.

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LOCATION: 411 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 (closed to public), soon to be relocated to main Warner Bros studio lot

What is open to the public is a recreation of the “Central Perk” cafe, which can be found on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour over at the main lot.

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LOCATION: 4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

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Some autographed scripts can also be found on display on the Warner Brothers Studio Tour.