The 2010 John Cameron Mitchell film “Rabbit Hole” stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as a grieving couple coping with the death of their child. Becca and Howie Corbett, played by Kidman and Eckhart respectively, live in this home, located in Queens, New York.
One of the most famous filming locations in the world is the Corleone house from the 1972 classic “The Godfather,” located in Staten Island, New York. The property itself appears much larger on film than it is in person. The stone wall that lines the perimeter was built higher for the film, to give it more of an appearance of a compound. A large entrance gate was also built on the street by the filmmakers and subsequently removed after filming. The large yard where the wedding was hosted was actually shot on the yards of several homes on the same street. The interiors of the home were built on a set.
LOCATION: 110 Longfellow Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301
The stone wall and shrubs partially obscure the home in person, but it is still very identifiable and mostly visible.
Here is an aerial view of the property.
Jack Woltz, played by John Marley, lives at this home, located in Beverly Hills. The famous scene where he awakens to discover a horse’s severed head in his bed was a composite of two locations. The exterior establishing shots were filmed at this home, while the interior scenes were filmed at Falaise, which is part of the Sands Point Preserve and open to the public (127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050). The famous bedroom scene was actually filmed in the dining room.
LOCATION: 1011 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Beverly Hills home is known as the Hearst Estate, for once having belonged to William Randolph Hearst. While not quite as famous as his San Simeon estate, Hearst moved to this home in 1947, where he remained until his death. The home today is a private estate not visible from the road. The estate also appears in the films “The Bodyguard,” “Fletch,” “The Jerk,” “Into the Night” and “Harper.” Many TV shows have also shot here, including “Charlie’s Angels,” “Columbo,” “Mod Squad” and “The Colbys,” as well as Beyoncé’s video “Black Is King.”
Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino, is exiting the Radio City Music Hall with Kay, played by Diane Keaton, when he learns his father has been shot. The landmark concert hall has appeared in countless productions, such as “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Annie,” “Rocky III,” “Radio Days” and many more.
The 2019 film “Hustlers,” starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, was filmed in New York. The house of Destiny, played by Wu, can be found in New Rochelle.
LOCATION: 72 Elk Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10804
In one scene, Destiny is late returning home and finds the babysitter had to leave her daughter with a neighbor. Destiny is seen running across her front yard and through the street to pick up her daughter.
The neighbor’s house is across the street, as seen in the film. Mostly just the side of the house and front porch are seen in the film.
LOCATION: 77 Elk Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10804
The home of Destiny’s grandmother can be found in The Bronx.
LOCATION: 219 E 236th St, The Bronx, NY 10470
The film also shot in Long Island City, with the Moves strip club located at 42-50 21st St, Long Island City, NY 11101, as well as in White Plains, with Destiny’s daughter’s school located at 52 N Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603, USA (GPS coordinates: 41.039259, -73.763277). Several scenes shot throughout New York City as well.
The 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens” tells the story of a reclusive mother and daughter, both named Edith Beale (and referred to as “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” respectively), who live in poverty amidst an upscale neighborhood of East Hampton, New York. The Beales are the aunt and the first cousin of former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The filmmakers were originally planning a film about Kennedy’s sister, Lee Radziwill, but after meeting the Beales through that project, they were so taken by their personalities and lifestyle, they scrapped their original idea and instead decided to make a film about the Beales. Big Edie and Little Edie lived for over 50 years in their derelict home, known as Grey Gardens. After the passing of her mother, house was sold by Little Edie in 1979. The new owners subsequently restored the home, which still stands today.
The 2019 Martin Scorsese film “The Irishman” was mostly shot north of New York City, in small towns such as White Plains, Suffern and Hempstead, with a bit of additional filming in New Jersey and Florida. While noted for using de-aging effects on the actors, the film likewise utilized visual effects on several of the locations to make them more period authentic. Sometimes what you see in real life does not immediately match what appears on screen. However, the filmmakers used every tool at their disposal, combining a unique mixture of visual effects, practical set dressing and in some cases, simply finding great locations that didn’t need anything changed to bring about the appropriate look. The production reportedly traveled to over 200 different locations in the film, so we obviously weren’t able visit every spot, but we did as many as we could.
Frank Sheeran, played by Robert De Niro, lives at this home, located in White Plains.
LOCATION: 63 Lincoln Ave, White Plains, NY 10606
After his truck has some mechanical issues, Frank first meets Russell, played by Joe Pesci, at the Texaco gas station, with a Stuckey’s dessert restaurant on the right. The real location is not a gas station at all, rather it is part of Great Hunger Memorial Park, just off the Saw Mill River Pkwy. The gas pumps were added by the production, as well as some set dressing to bring the buildings back to life, but the area is still instantly recognizable from the film. It’s pretty easy to access and open to the public, so we highly recommend visiting the park.
LOCATION: Great Hunger Memorial Park, Saw Mill River Pkwy, Irvington, NY 10533 (GPS coordinates: 41.024472, -73.846028)
Frank works his way up the criminal ranks, meeting Skinny Razor at the Friendly Lounge. Again, the building was repurposed to appear a bit older for the film, but is still recognizable. Several other locations from the film were shot in this same area, including the church in the background.
LOCATION: 880 Woodward Ave, Queens, NY 11385
The baptism scene was shot inside of this church. The exterior of the church appears in a couple scenes as well, but always in the background.
LOCATION: 5815 Catalpa Ave, Queens, NY 11385
Russell collects money and runs some of his operations at Penn Drape & Curtains. This was filmed in the town of Suffern and once again, a couple other locations from the film are on the same street.
LOCATION: 104 Lafayette Ave, Suffern, NY 10901
After Anastasia is killed in a barber shop, Russell is seen exiting Penn Drape & Curtains to talk to a man parked out front and calm things down.
LOCATION: Lafayette Ave / Suffern Pl, Suffern, NY 10901
After a man fails to pay up on a debt owed to Skinny Razor, Frank forces the man into his car in front of this building. This is again located just around the corner from the Friendly Lounge location in Queens, with the same church appearing in the background.
LOCATION: 881 Onderdonk Ave, Queens, NY 11385
Still in the same area, directly across the street from the Friendly Lounge location, is the store where Frank beats the owner on the sidewalk for shoving his daughter. Quite a bit of set decoration was added for this scene, making the storefront look much different in the film.
LOCATION: 885 Woodward Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Whispers offers Frank a side job at “Philadelphia’s Melrose Diner,” which is actually the former Goodfellas Diner in Maspeth. The diner was famous for its appearance in another Scorsese film, “Goodfellas,” changing it’s name from the Maspeth Diner after the success of that film. However, it got damaged by a fire in 2018. Since then, the building has remained closed down and appears in disrepair these days. Only the exterior was revisited for this film, the interiors for the scene were filmed at 106 E 2nd St, Mineola, NY 11501.
LOCATION: 56-26 Maspeth Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378
Back in Suffern, Frank makes the rounds to collect more money for Russell at Fair Furriers. This is located very close to the Penn Drape & Curtains location.
LOCATION: 88 Lafayette Ave, Suffern, NY 10901
Frank begins spending a lot of time working with Jimmy Hoffa, played by Al Pacino. Hoffa eats with Frank’s family at this ice cream stand. It really is called Weir’s and very little of it was altered for the film. The spot is a bit of a distance away from most of the other locations, however, in Salisbury Mills.
LOCATION: 2159 NY-94, Salisbury Mills, NY 12577
Hoffa is once again enjoying ice cream with Frank when they learn of J.F.K.’s assassination on a television inside.
LOCATION: 84 Hillside Ave, Williston Park, NY 11596
Hoffa’s teamsters headquarters was actually the Hempstead Town Hall.
LOCATION: 1 Washington St, Hempstead, NY 11550
Hoffa gets sentenced to prison, with the exterior scenes filmed at the East Jersey State Prison. A real prison, the location has appeared in numerous films, including “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Malcolm X,” “Rounders,” “He Got Game,” “The Hurricane” and more.
LOCATION: 1100 Woodbridge Rd, Rahway, NJ 07065
Umbertos Clam House, where Frank performs a hit in front of shocked onlookers, made heavy use of CGI to modify the ground level, incorporating what was a set into the interior views of location. The exterior can be found at 90 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002.
After the hit, Russell is seen at a payphone, making a call to an unknown person in front of the Sunoco gas station. Quite a bit of set dressing was added to make it look like vintage gas station. The real building is part of a bagel shop. The business owns a couple buildings side by side. The one used in the film sits off to the left, near the intersection of Park Ave / Orange Turnpike. The building is currently vacant, although the main building to the right is still operational.
LOCATION: 203 Orange Turnpike, Sloatsburg, NY 10974 (to the left, near the intersection of Park Ave / Orange Turnpike)
Frank buys hot dogs for Jimmy at Lum’s, supposedly located in Florida. The scene was actually filmed in Tuxedo Park, New York, just a short distance away from the above Sunoco location. Visual effects were used to erase the mountain and trees in the background, substituting them for palm trees. The building has also since been remodeled, making it even more tricky to match up.
LOCATION: 192 NY-17, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987 (since remodeled)
Hoffa is killed inside of this house, supposedly located in Michigan. The house seen in the film is actually located in White Plains, New York.
The 2004 Kevin Smith film “Jersey Girl,” starring Ben Affleck, was primarily filmed in Paulsboro, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New York City, New York. The majority of the film’s exteriors were filmed in Paulsboro, while many of the interiors were shot across the Delaware River in Philadelphia.
Ben Affleck plays Ollie Trinké, a successful publicist in New York City. Ollie brings his new love Gertrude, played by Jennifer Lopez, to meet his father Bart, played by George Carlin. Later Ollie moves into the home with their daughter Gertie, played by Raquel Castro. Arguably the central location of the film, Bart’s home is located in Paulsboro. The house beside it has since been demolished, but thankfully the Trinké house remains mostly unchanged. Most of the house interiors were sets built in Philadelphia.
LOCATION: 262 Thomson Ave, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Bart frequents the Clamdigger Bar and drinks with his buddies. Ollie and Gertrude dance together inside the bar in one scene.
LOCATION: 30 E Monroe St, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Ollie’s New York City apartment seen early in the film overlooks Central Park in New York City. Later Ollie brings his daughter to the city and points out the apartment to her.
LOCATION: 785 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
Smith did shoot a bit of material around his frequent stomping grounds. The scene where Bart tells Ollie he can’t watch the baby because he’s busy driving a street sweeper was filmed at the corner of Highland Ave / S Bay Ave, Highlands, NJ 07732. This is just a couple blocks away from Smith’s real childhood home, which also served as a filming location for Randall’s house in “Clerks II.”
The Hard Rock Cafe, where Ollie loses his temper at a room full of press, was a composite of two locations. The exterior was the former Hard Rock on W 57th St in New York, which has long since closed and been completely remodeled. The interiors were filmed at the Hard Rock in Philadelphia (1113 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107).
LOCATION: 221 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019 (heavily remodeled)
The exterior of Gertie’s school is Loudenslager Elementary School in Paulsboro.
LOCATION: 100 Baird Ave, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Many of the school interiors, including Gertie’s “Sweeney Todd” performance, were filmed at Paulsboro High School.
LOCATION: 670 N Delaware St, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Mub & Renee’s Video Blast is the video store where Maya, played by Liv Tyler, works. This was built in a shopping plaza on W Broad St in Paulsboro, which was empty at the time of filming.
LOCATION: 545 W Broad St, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Here’s a closer look at where the video store would have been. It has obviously changed a bit since filming, as the space was incorporated into the store next to it.
Ollie takes Gertie into New York City to see a Broadway performance of Sweeney Todd. Afterwards, the two talk at Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, where Gertie asks questions about her mom. Gapstow Bridge was also featured in “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.”
LOCATION: Gapstow Bridge, Central Park, New York, NY 10019
Ollie has lunch with Maya at the Berlin Diner in Berlin, New Jersey. This location is about a 30 minute drive from Paulsboro, so it’s a bit out of the way if you’re visiting the filming locations, but still looks nearly identical to how it appeared in the film.
LOCATION: 117 S White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009
After their lunch, Maya talks to Ollie on the ramp out front. She takes pity and offers to have sex with him.
We leave you with a couple locations that didn’t make it into the final cut of the film. We’ve included them in case the long-promised extended version of the film ever sees the light of day.
Ollie and Gertrude’s wedding was shot at this church.
LOCATION: 647 Beacon Ave, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Another scene filmed when Gertrude visits Ollie’s hometown was the two characters having a romantic moment beneath the Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse.
LOCATION: Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
If you find yourself in the Philadelphia area and enjoy this film, don’t forget most of the locations are just a short distance away over the New Jersey border in Paulsboro. As we’ve outlined in this article, a few of the other locations are a bit more spread out. If it’s been awhile since you’ve seen the film, we recommend giving it a revisit.
The 1993 romantic comedy “Sleepless in Seattle,” starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, was filmed, as you might guess, in Seattle, Washington, with additional filming in New York City, New York, Baltimore, Maryland and Chicago, Illinois. Annie, played by Meg Ryan, visits her family at this house. The home is mostly obscured from the street by trees and hedges, but if you walk up closer, you can get a clear view.
LOCATION: 1235 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Sam, played by Tom Hanks, lives at this house, which sits on Lake Union in Seattle. The path which leads to the home is gated off and marked as private. You can in fact see the home from the gate, but the views are limited. Here are some aerial views.
LOCATION: 2448 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
This door is seen many times throughout the film, including when Annie eventually visits the residence.
These distinct mailboxes seen in the film really do exist at the location. The area is out near the parking lot and accessible to the public. Sam’s house is just to the right of here.
Sam walks with his friend Jay, played by Rob Reiner, as he discusses setting Sam up on a blind date. They start our near 1st Ave and Stewart St.
LOCATION: 86 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101 (facing 1st Ave, near Stewart St)
They continue walking along 1st Ave and turn down Pine St, when Sam asks Jay to evaluate his butt.
LOCATION: Pine St / 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
They continue towards the famous Pike Place Market. Sam and Jay have drinks here, where Jay brings Sam up to speed on the modern dating scene. These scenes were filmed at The Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar, which is located within Pike Place Market. The two characters sit at the corner of the bar on the right. There are small red plaques on the bar in front of each seat where the characters sat. It’s always nice when places acknowledge their film history in this way, so we highly recommend visiting.
LOCATION: 1517 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
The sign outside appears in a later scene, as Sam is out on a date with Victoria and introduces her to his son, Jonah. This sign is just outside of the above location.
Jonah’s friend Jessica, played by Gaby Hoffmann, lives at this home. It is seen briefly as Jessica mails a letter to Annie.
LOCATION: 1816 4th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
After Annie arrives in Seattle, she is seen turning at this intersection, with the Space Needle visible in the distance.
LOCATION: Western Ave / Broad St, Seattle, WA 98121
The film’s famous ending takes place at the observation deck atop the iconic Empire State Building in New York City.
The 1983 film “Rocky III,” starring Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan and Mr. T, was filmed in Philadelphia, New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Early in the film, a montage is shown of Rocky defending his title against challengers. The exterior of Radio City Music Hall in New York City is seen as one of the locations where he fights. The landmark concert hall has appeared in countless productions, such as “The Godfather,” “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Annie,” “Radio Days” and many more.
LOCATION: 1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020
The house where Rocky lives can be found in Los Angeles, California. It is located at Fremont Place in Hancock Park. Despite being a popular neighborhood for filming, Fremont Place is one of the few gated communities in Los Angeles, making it inaccessible to the general public. Other films showcasing locations inside Fremont Place include “Rocky IV,” “Taken,” “The War Of The Roses,” “Zodiac,” “Gone Girl” and more. It is also a popular location for TV shows, such as “Monk,” “Prison Break, “The Mentalist,” “CSI: Miami,” “Rizzoli & Isles” and many more. Rocky’s house in this film is actually located directly across the street from the house used as his home in the next installment, “Rocky IV.”
LOCATION: 55 Fremont Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Rock trains for his fight against Clubber Lang, played by Mr. T, inside the Crystal Ballroom at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. The hotel has appeared in dozens of productions, with this particular ballroom appearing in such films as “True Lies,” “Pretty In Pink,” “The Bodyguard,” “Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys” and more. It has also appeared in such TV shows as “True Blood,” “Bridgerton” and more.
LOCATION: 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
The most iconic movie location from all of the “Rocky” films appears once again when a Rocky statue is unveiled at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
LOCATION: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130 (the actual steps face Spring Garden St)
The 2003 Christmas comedy “Elf” was primarily filmed in New York City. After discovering he’s actually human, Buddy the Elf, played by Will Ferrell, seeks out his father Walter, played by James Caan, in New York. Walter’s office is located in the famed Empire State Building.
LOCATION: 20 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
When Buddy takes Jovie, played by Zooey Deschanel, on a date, she shows him the Christmas tree in front of Rockefeller Center. The two then ice skate there.
LOCATION: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111
Later in the film, Buddy helps Santa get his sleigh back into the air. The sleigh passes through Central Park at Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. The terrace is another famous New York landmark seen in countless films.
LOCATION: 72 Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10021 (inside Central Park)
The 2002 Adam Sandler comedy “Mr. Deeds” was largely filmed in New York City, with a few scenes filmed in California. Longfellow Deeds, played by Adam Sandler, takes Babe Bennett, played by Winona Ryder, to Bethesda Terrace and Fountain in Central Park. This area has been seen in countless films, such as “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York,” “The Avengers,” “John Wick,” “Elf” and dozens more.
LOCATION: 72 Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10021 (inside Central Park)
Babe tells Longfellow she grew up in this home, which can be found in Pasadena, California.