Clueless (1995)

The 1995 teen comedy “Clueless” was filmed in Southern California. In the movie, Cher, played by Alicia Silverstone, lives at this house in Encino. Unfortunately, the home sits at the end of a long driveway behind a large entrance gate, so there isn’t much to see from the street. Here are a couple aerial views of the property. The pool and back yard are also seen in the film.

LOCATION: 5148 Louise Ave, Encino, CA 91316

There are also public real estate listings available online for the house, offering more detailed looks around the property, including interior views, where scenes from the film also shot.

Dionne, played by Stacey Dash, lives at this home in Beverly Hills. The view from the street has unfortunately since become increasingly obscured by trees and shrubs.

LOCATION: 705 Sierra Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Cher finds herself being mugged at gunpoint in front of this liquor store. Her assailant then asks her to get on the ground, which she protests for not wanting to ruin her fashionable dress.  The liquor store is Circus Liquor, known for it’s giant clown sign, which can be found in North Hollywood, California.  It can also be seen in Larry Clark’s “Ken Park,” the 2005 remake of “The Bad News Bears” and Snoop Dogg’s music video for “Murder Was the Case.”

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LOCATION: 5600 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Cher can also be seen passing the Beverly Hills Witch House, a.k.a. the Spadena House.  The house was designed by art director Harry Oliver to serve as offices and dressing rooms for a Culver City film studio, but was later moved to Beverly Hills and became a private residence.

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LOCATION: 516 Walden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The house where the party in the Valley takes place has unfortunately since been completely remodeled and no longer appears anything like it did in the film.

LOCATION: 16401 Knollwood Dr, Granada Hills, CA 91344

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

The house from Steven Spielberg’s beloved 1982 film “E.T.” can be found in the town of Tujunga, California.

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LOCATION: 7121 Lonzo St., Tujunga, CA 91042

The ending of the film, when Elliott begins to fly with E.T. on his bike, was filmed near Granada Hills, at the intersection of Tulsa St and White Oak Ave.  The bike heads north on White Oak as it begins to take flight.

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LOCATION: Intersection of Tulsa St / White Oak Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91344

Drive (2011)

Set upon the streets of Los Angeles, Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” utilized locations both in the city and spread out across the Valley.

The opening robbery was filmed at Maestro DJ and Electronics warehouse in L.A.

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LOCATION: 1710 Naomi Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021

The Driver, played by Ryan Gosling, meets Carey Mulligan’s character at the Big “6” Market.

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LOCATION: 550 S Rampart Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057

The Driver lives a few doors down from Irene, in what is supposed to be an apartment building. These scenes were actually filmed at the MacArthur in Los Angeles, formerly known as the Park Plaza Hotel. No longer a functioning hotel, the MacArthur today serves primarily as a property for hosting filming and special events.  It has been featured in many films, such as “Wild At Heart,” “Reservoir Dogs,” “Gangster Squad,” “Tango & Cash” and many more. The building is only seen from interior views in the film.

LOCATION: 607 S Park View St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

The Driver makes a deal with the criminals pressuring Oscar Isaac’s character Standard at MacArthur Park in front of the water.  The same park was seen in the 1993 film “Falling Down.”  For those unfamiliar with Los Angeles and planning a visit, MacArthur Park used to be considered a popular drug hangout. While there has been an effort to improve safety conditions at the park, it is still frequented by some addicts and homeless people.  Visitors are advised to use some caution.

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LOCATION: 2230 W 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057

Nino’s Pizzeria is a real pizza place, however the name of the restaurant is actually Vincenzo’s Pizza, located in Granada Hills.  The sign was swapped out by the production, which also added the checkerboard paneling over the front windows.

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LOCATION: 11045 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills, CA 91344

The pawn shop’s robbery gone wrong was filmed at the Santa Clarita Elk’s Lodge, which is a bit of a distance from the other locations.

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LOCATION: 17766 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91351

The motel where a violent gunfight ensues is the Pink Motel in Sun Valley.  It is not an operational motel, rather a set used for filming or special events.  While we encountered no issues when visiting, according to many online comments, the property is not receptive to public visitation these days, preferring only professional clients.  So be sure not to trespass.  The motel property has been featured in countless productions, such as “The House Bunny,” as well as the TV shows “GLOW” and “Dexter”  Due to the frequent use in productions, the director deliberately chose to film only the interiors of the motel, as to avoid immediate recognition.

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LOCATION: 9457 San Fernando Rd, Sun Valley, CA 91352

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