Dennis The Menace

The TV series “Dennis the Menace,” which ran from 1959 to 1963, was set in a fictional neighborhood located at the Warner Bros. Ranch in Burbank, California. The Warner Ranch lot is separate from the main Warner backlot and unfortunately is not open to public tours at this time. Plans have been announced for Warner to sell the ranch, so its future is unknown at this time, but for now the structures still stand.

The Mitchell house is the original home exterior featured on the show and still remains today, although it has had some remodeling. It is one of the few original sets on the ranch, having survived previous fires on the grounds.

LOCATION: 411 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505

The Wilson house was located next door, but the original set was lost in a fire in 1970. It was eventually rebuilt and this is how the facade currently appears.

The Elkins house was likewise burned in the 1970 fire and rebuilt. Here is how it appears now. The same facade was used in the 1970s TV series “The Partridge Family” and the film “The Monster Squad.”

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A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

One of the more well-known filming locations in Los Angeles is the house from Wes Craven’s 1984 horror classic, “A Nightmare On Elm Street.”  The house can be found, not on Elm Street, but a road just off of Hollywood Blvd, called Genesee Ave.

The house of Nancy Thompson, played by Heather Langenkamp, it a fairly popular spot and receives a regular stream of visitors and fans of the films.

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LOCATION: 1428 N Genesee Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Just across the street, you’ll find the house of Glen Lantz, played by a young Johnny Depp.

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LOCATION: 1419 N Genesee Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The high school seen in the film is John Marshall High School.  A regular location in film and television, it has also appeared in such movies as “Rebel Without A Cause,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Can’t Hardly Wait,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Bachelor Party,” “Grosse Pointe Blank,” “Grease” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” as well as such TV shows as “Boy Meets World,” “Boston Public” and many more.  It was even used in the Van Halen music video for “Hot For Teacher.”

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LOCATION: 3939 Tracy St, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tina Gray’s house can be found in Venice.

LOCATION: 620 Milwood Ave, Venice, CA 90291

In the alley behind Tina’s house, you’d find the location where Freddy chases her.

LOCATION: Milwood Ct / Electric Ct, Venice, CA 90291

The cemetery seen in the film is Evergreen Cemetery, in particular the Ivy Chapel, which is located near the back of the grounds.  The cemetery closes early, so if you’d like to see it, don’t plan for an evening visit.

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LOCATION: 204 N Evergreen Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033

The bridge where Nancy and Glen discuss dreams can be found at the Venice Canals near Venice Beach. The bridge they stand on connects Linnie Canal to Court C. The same bridge is seen in the Oliver Stone film “The Doors,” as well as “The Little Rascals.”

LOCATION: The bridge between Linnie Canal / Court C, Venice, CA 90291 (GPS coordinates: 33.985319, -118.464566)

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