Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Tim Burton’s 1985 film “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” introduced the world to Paul Rubens’ classic character, Pee-Wee Herman.  In the film, Pee-Wee lives at this South Pasadena home.

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LOCATION: 1848 Oxley St, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Later in the film, Pee Wee is chased around the Cabazon Dinosaurs.  The dinosaurs are a roadside attraction in Cabazon, California and can be seen from the 10 freeway.  Originally built by a sculptor and theme park artist as a way to attract customers to his nearby restaurant, the dinosaurs now operate as a small museum and gift shop.  The dinosaurs were also seen in the 1984 film “Paris, Texas” and the 1989 film “The Wizard.”

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LOCATION: 50700 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA 92230

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Pee-Wee gets chased by some kids on bikes at this park in North Hollywood.  The same park was famously featured in the film “Say Anything…

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

Francis lives at this house. The homeowners have since added a lot of shrubs along the front of the property, obscuring the view a bit.

LOCATION: 401 S Hudson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

The bike from the film can be seen at the Hollywood Museum in Hollywood, California.

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LOCATION: Hollywood Museum, 1660 Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

They also have one of Pee Wee’s costumes, though it is said to be from the TV show, not the film.

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The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)

A replica of Hannibal Lector’s cell, from Jonathan Demme’s classic 1991 film “The Silence of the Lambs,” was built in the basement of the Hollywood Museum in Hollywood, California.  While not an exact match to the film, it’s pretty close.

The guard desk.

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The entrance to the cell block.

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The hallway.  “Stay to the right.”

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Multiple Miggs’ cell.

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Hannibal Lector’s cell.

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LOCATION: Hollywood Museum, 1660 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Moving on to real world locations, while the climax to the film is set in Ohio, the home of Buffalo Bill can actually be found in the rural town of Perryopolis, Pennsylvania.  You can follow the Youghiogheny River up to the railroad tracks (which are in active use), into a head-on view of the famous house where Clarice Starling faced off with Buffalo Bill.

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LOCATION: 8 Circle St, Perryopolis, PA 15473

Just across the tracks, you can still see the same RV that was seen in the establishing shot of the house.

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