The 2004 Michel Gondry film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” shot around many parts of New York, from New York City to Mauntauk, at the far end of Long Island, with some additional filming in New Jersey. The beach house Joel and Clementine, played by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, break into can be found in Wainscott in Long Island. The home is part of the Georgica Association, a private enclave of upscale houses. There is limited street parking nearby, but it requires permit ID. As for the beach itself, the house is perched on a small stretch that is privately owned by the Georgica Association beginning at Beach Lane. If you stop by outside of peak times and keep your visit brief, in our experiences, the neighborhood residents were accommodating, but your experience could differ from ours.
LOCATION: 40 Association Rd, Wainscott, NY 11975 (GPS coordinates: 40°55’45.4″N, 72°14’00.2″W)
The house has also appeared in the film “The Nanny Diaries” as well as the music video for “Seasons Change” by Expose.
Later in the film, the house is seen collapsing as a visual representation of Joel’s memory being erased. This was of course a visual effect.
Clementine’s house was formerly located in Booklyn (59 Orient Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211), but has since been demolished.
Joel’s apartment can be found in Yonkers. He is seen walking along the sidewalk as Stan and Patrick, played by Mark Ruffalo and Elijah Wood, drive past.
LOCATION: 123 Valentine Ln, Yonkers, NY 10705
Joel is seen turning into his apartment driveway here.
As Stan and Patrick perform the memory wipe, we see into Joel’s memories of an argument he had with Clementie as she approaches this corner.
LOCATION: Saratoga Ave / Caryl Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705
Joel walks after Clementine past the Saratoga Market, but every time he reaches the end of the building, it looks the same as where he began, with Clementine now walking the opposite direction.
LOCATION: 208 Saratoga Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705
Here is the other side of the building.
Here is a panoramic view of the full building where Joel walks back and forth, always ending up where he began, with the store signage going blank as his memories continue to be erased.
Midway through his memories of Clementine being erased, Joel decides he no longer wants to proceed and begins trying to hide her in unrelated memories from his life, in the hopes that he can prevent losing her altogether. They are seen running through New York City’s famed Grand Central Terminal, with people around them disappearing as Joel’s memories are zapped. The two run down these stairs. Grand Central Terminal has been seen in countless films, such as “Midnight Run,” “North By Northwest,” “Carlito’s Way,” “Seconds,” “The Fisher King,” “The Avengers,” “The Ice Storm,” “Unfaithful,” “Hackers,” “The French Connection,” “Armageddon,” “Revolutionary Road” and many more.
LOCATION: 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
Joel’s childhood home could be found in Bayonne, New Jersey (105 E 23rd St, Bayonne, NJ 07002), but it has since been demolished.
The house from the early Jim Carrey comedy “Once Bitten,” can be found in Beverly Hills, California. In the film, the Countess, played by Lauren Hutton, lives at the home, which sits along a narrow road on a hillside.
The TV series “Kidding,” starring Jim Carrey, is set in Columbus, Ohio. However, the show was filmed in Southern California. It is a somewhat regular occurrence that filming locations around Greater Los Angeles are lost, due to rampant remodeling or demolition. For “Kidding,” the opposite events happened. The homes previously standing at the addresses were heavily remodeled, with the updated properties becoming two major locations featured in the show. Carrey plays Jeff Pickles, a famous children’s television show host, whose private life is falling apart. Jeff’s estranged wife Jill, played by Judy Greer, lives with their son at this home, located in Studio City.
LOCATION: 4227 Goodland Ave, Studio City, CA 91604
Jeff ends up purchasing the home directly next door.
LOCATION: 4221 Goodland Ave, Studio City, CA 91604 (Note: some mapping systems list this address as North Hollywood)
The classic 1994 comedy “Dumb and Dumber” is primarily set in the cities of Providence, Rhode Island and Aspen, Colorado. However, aside from some brief road clips and establishing shots, the production took place in neither city. The majority of the production took place around Salt Lake City, Utah and Northeast Colorado.
In the opening scene, Lloyd, played by Jim Carrey, pulls up in a limousine and attempts to talk up an Austrian lady standing on this corner. The street sign says Hope St, but the real location is at the intersection of 700 S and 200 W in Salt Lake City.
LOCATION: Intersection of 200 W / W 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The building the woman stands in front of has since been completely remodeled. Some tracks have also been added to the street for trolleys. However, the building on the opposite side of the street, seen in the background of several shots, still bears some resemblance to how it appeared in the film.
Also worth noting, this same intersection is used in another scene in the film, when Lloyd is driving Mary to the airport and turns around to talk, with his back to the road as he blows through a red light. He is driving down W 700 S and the same building can be seen on the left side of the frame.
During the opening credits, Harry, played by Jeff Daniels, is introduced driving the “Shaggin’ Wagon,” a van decorated like a dog to promote his grooming business, “Mutt Cutts.” After stopping off for hot dogs to feed his van full of dogs, he races through the city late for a dog show. He is seen passing this intersection.
LOCATION: W 700 S / S 600 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Harry is seen again turning at this intersection, which is actually the same location as the shot above, facing the opposite direction.
Lloyd meets Mary Swanson, played by Lauren Holly, as he picks her up at her house, supposedly located in Providence. Mary’s house can be found on the grounds of La Caille, where several other scenes in the film were also shot, which we’ll cover later in this article. La Caille is a scenic area that is used for a variety of purposes. In addition to a restaurant, the property regularly hosts wedding photography and also has many guest houses around the grounds. Of all the filming locations on La Caille, Mary’s house is the most difficult to access. It is one of the guest houses on the grounds, often occupied by visitors who pay to stay in the home. The driveway leading down to the house is gated and marked as private. However, it is still possible to see a bit of the house from the gate, including the front door where the scene takes place.
LOCATION: 9563 Wasatch Blvd, Sandy, UT 84092
Harry nearly runs down a jogger at this intersection, as he continues racing to the dog show.
LOCATION: W 700 S / S 400 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Harry speeds down Technology Way in the city of Orem, Utah, where he jumps the truck in the air. The trees have grown significantly in the years since the film was shot, obscuring most of the background. However, just enough of the house in the distance remains visible enough to match it up with the film.
LOCATION: Technology Way, Orem, UT 84097 (near the intersection of E 1600 N St)
Here is a wider view of the street. It’s not as steep as it appears in the film. Low angles and the use of a ramp make it look like much bigger dip in the road. Technology Way is a very short road, with the jump filmed on the side nearest to E 1600 N St.
Harry finally arrives with the dogs for Mrs. Neugeboren at Palmer Court housing development in Salt Lake City.
LOCATION: 999 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Harry opens the back of the van to reveal the dogs, covered in ketchup and mustard from his reckless driving.
Lloyd drops of Mary at the airport, supposedly located in Providence. It’s actually the Salt Lake City International Airport. The airport has since been remodeled, so these views can no longer be matched up.
LOCATION: 776 N Terminal Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84122
Here is the general vicinity in which he crashes his limo.
Harry and Lloyd’s apartment exterior can also be found in Salt Lake City. Known as the Smith Apartments, the building has changed very little since filming took place and is immediately recognizable. The interior of the apartment was a set at Osmond Studios in Orem, Utah, which has since closed.
LOCATION: 228 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Here is a wider view of the building.
Harry and Lloyd escape from around this corner, mistakenly believing they are avoiding the gas man for late payments. As they turn the corner, a man can be seen in the background urinating against the brick wall of the neighboring building.
Here is where the blind boy, “Billy in 4C,” sits stroking the dead bird Petey that Lloyd sold him.
The scene where Lloyd gets robbed by an old lady was filmed just a few buildings down from Harry and Lloyd’s apartment. The building has unfortunately since been remodeled and the scene mostly just showed a sidewalk and wall anyways, so it may not look too recognizable. This stretch of sidewalk is where the scene took place, however.
LOCATION: 279 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Mary’s parents’ house in “Aspen” is actually located in Park City, Utah, the same town where the Sundance Film Festival famously takes place each year. You have to travel up a mountain to see it. There are many beautiful houses and majestic mountain views in the area.
LOCATION: 6 Perserverance Ct, Park City, UT 84060
Lloyd has a fantasy as he drives about striking up a romance with Mary. He arrives at this “house,” which is actually the La Caille restaurant in Sandy, Utah. It’s on the same grounds as Mary’s “Providence” house where she first meets Lloyd.
LOCATION: 9565 Wasatch Blvd, Sandy, UT 84092
Lloyd embraces with Mary at this door, where he spins her and pulls up her dress.
As Lloyd’s fantasy continues, he hosts a party in the same location. The room and fireplace in the scene are located on the second floor of the La Caille restaurant. There was one other scene shot on the grounds of La Caille, which was set at the pond. It was ultimately deleted from the film, however.
Harry and Lloyd stay at the honeymoon suite of The Second Time Is Best Motel. The exterior is actually the M-Star Hotel in Heber City, Utah. The interior was a set at the former Osmond Studios in Orem, Utah.
LOCATION: 425 S Main St, Heber City, UT 84032
Harry and Lloyd have burgers with Mental at Dante’s Inferno. The building is now the American Legion Post in Ogden, Utah. While in Ogden, be sure to check out the swimming pool from “The Sandlot.”
LOCATION: 845 W 24th St, Ogden, UT 84401
The scene where Harry fills his van with gas, spilling fuel from under the dog’s leg was filmed at a former gas station in West Valley City (6381 W 2100 S, West Valley City, UT 84128). The gas station has since been completely removed and a trucking company has taken it’s place.
Lloyd stops off at a convenience store, where he sees some guys drinking big gulps. The building, now a lending company, is also located in Ogden.
LOCATION: 3087 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401
This building seen across the street still matches up perfectly with the film.
The exterior of the snow owl benefit, supposedly located in Aspen, is the Devereaux Mansion in Salt Lake City.
LOCATION: 340 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
The interior of the snow owl benefit scene was shot just across the street from the Devereaux Mansion, inside the Grand Hall of the former Union Pacific Depot, which is now a property called The Getaway. The Grand Hall is actually open to the public, but it has limited daily hours, so if you plan a visit, just be sure you go when it’s open. The far wall underneath the train mural, just left of the doorway is where the bar was set up in the film. The hall is quite large, so it was blocked from limited angles in order to be scaled down for the film.
LOCATION: Union Pacific Depot, The Gateway, 400 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Nicholas, the man behind the kidnapping of Mary’s husband, stays at this house in Kamas, Utah. Although the residence is in Kamas, it’s actually just a few blocks away from Mary’s parents’ house in Park City.
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 Española 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.
LOCATION: Corner of Española Way / Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Here is an unobstructed view of the Cameo night club.
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.
LOCATION: 1455 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Here’s a closer look at the courtyard to the property facing Washington Ave.
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.
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.
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.
The house from the 1997 Jim Carrey film “Liar Liar” can be found in South Pasadena, California. It’s actually located right next door to the house from “Space Jam.” It’s also on the same street as a scene in the original “Halloween” film, where Laurie and Lynda are walking home from school and being followed by a strange figure in a car.
LOCATION: 1004 Highland St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Fletcher Reede, played by Jim Carrey, has a court case as the Los Angeles City Hall. The iconic building has been featured in endless films, such as “L.A. Confidential” and “Gangster Squad.”
Much of the 1994 Jim Carrey comedy “The Mask” filmed around the Warner Bros. Studio Lot in Burbank, California. After Stanley Ipkiss, played by Carrey first tries on the mask, a startled neighbor pulls a gun on him and he leaps out of a window from this building on the Warner Lot, where he falls to the street and like a cartoon character, flattens like a pancake, before peeling himself back up. The same building was featured in an action sequence in the Steven Spielberg film “Minority Report.”
LOCATION: 4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
The bank where Stanley works was filmed at the A.G. Bartlett Building in downtown Los Angeles. The building is currently used for a variety of businesses and lofts. The property has been seen in countless other films, including “They Live” “Seven,” “The Prestige,” “Ghost,” “Bridesmaids,” “13 Going On 30” and many more. This area cannot normally be accessed by pedestrians. However, portions are still visible from the street in a couple areas through the windows.
LOCATION: 650 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
The mechanic’s shop where Stanley gets a loaner car was filmed at Fire Station No. 23 in Downtown L.A. The fire station was closed in 1960 and has currently fallen into quite a state of disrepair. Currently the building is boarded up, covered in graffiti and prohibited from entry. It sits in a pretty bad area, not far from skid row. The same building was featuring in such films as “Ghostbusters,” “Lost Highway,” “Flatliners,” “Set It Off,” “Big Trouble In Little China” and more.