The 1984 sci-fi film “Starman,” directed by John Carpenter, was filmed in numerous locations, including Tennessee, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Iowa. Jenny, played by Karen Allen, tries to get Starman, played by Jeff Bridges, back home by taking him to the Meteor Crater Natural Landmark in Winslow, Arizona. The crater site is privately owned. However, it is open to public visitation and is a popular tourist destination.
LOCATION: Meteor Crater Natural Landmark, Interstate 40, Winslow, AZ 86047
The photos do not do justice to how large and impressive the site is in person, but here is a panoramic view.
The 1993 sci-fi horror film “Ghost in the Machine,” starring Karen Allen, was filmed around Southern California. The killer first strikes at this home in Pacific Palisades. The same house was featured in the film “Bye Bye Love,” as the home of Zack Morris in the TV movie “Saved By The Bell: Wedding In Las Vegas.”
LOCATION: 510 Frontera Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
The apartment of Karl Hopkins can be found in Los Angeles.
LOCATION: 722 Hartford Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Frazer lives in this Encino house, which was also featured as the home of Steve Sanders in the 1990s TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210,” as well as the horror film “The Dentist.”
LOCATION: 16711 Bosque Dr, Encino, CA 91436
The house of Elaine Spencer can be found in Van Nuys.
The beloved 1993 baseball comedy “The Sandlot” was filmed mostly around Salt Lake City, Utah. The open and close of the film, however, was shot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
LOCATION: 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The houses of Smalls, Benny and Ham are all located next to each other in a cul-de-sac in Salt Lake City. The Smalls house can be seen here.
LOCATION: 1556 S 2000 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Benny’s house is just across the street.
LOCATION: 1571 S 2000 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Ham’s house is just a couple doors down from Smalls.
LOCATION: 2005 Bryan Ave S, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
The boys can be seen walking in front of the houses here.
Over in the town of Midvale, you’ll find Vincent Drug, where the boys purchased their baseballs. Vincent Drug has long since closed, but the signage and decor largely remain in tact. The trees out front have grown considerably since filming took place, so it’s a bit difficult to see from across the street. The same location was also featured in “Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,” “Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers” and the Stephen King mini-series “The Stand.”
LOCATION: 7696 Main St W, Midvale, UT 84047
Here’s a better view of the front of the store, where Squints and Yeah-Yeah walk out and see Wendy Peffercorn walking down the sidewalk.
Here is the sidewalk where Wendy approaches.
An additional scene was also shot at the back of the store. The boys sit in front of the wall to the right, talking about Babe Ruth.
The Sandlot itself is unfortunately inaccessible to the public. It sits in a quiet neighborhood, tucked away behind a block of houses. The owner of the land lives in one of the houses and according to comments online, he is not welcoming to guests. There are one or two spots where there are gaps between the houses, where just a small section of the land can be seen, such as this.
LOCATION: The land behind 1388 Glenrose Dr S, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
About 45 minutes north of Salt Lake City, in the town of Ogden, you’ll find the swimming pool from the movie. The Lorin Farr Community Pool is where Squints fakes drowning in order to steal a kiss from Wendy Peffercorn when she attempts to administer mouth to mouth. While you’re in Ogden, be sure to check out the Dante’s Inferno restaurant location from “Dumb And Dumber.”
LOCATION: 1691 Gramercy Ave, Ogden, UT 84404
As the boys are thrown out, they get escorted through this exit on the opposite side of the pool. There’s a river running right next to the path. It’s a beautiful area if you have extra time to walk around.
Squints stands in front of this fence and catches one last look at Wendy.
Some kids challenge the boys to a baseball game, which was filmed at Riverside Park in Salt Lake City.