In the opening scenes of director Paul Feig’s 2016, all-female remake of “Ghostbusters,” the ladies encounter a ghost at the Aldridge Mansion Museum, supposedly in New York. The building is actually the Boston University Castle in Boston, Massachusetts.
LOCATION: 225 Bay State Rd, Boston, MA 02215
The team sets up a new Ghostbusters headquarters above Zhu’s Authentic Hong Kong Food. The real restaurant is actually Kaze Shabu Shabu. The production added a garage on the left side of the building to house the Ecto-1 car. At the real location, the garage space is just an additional area of the parking lot.
LOCATION: 1 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111
Here are some costumes and props from the film, which are on display at the Sony lot as part of their tour.
LOCATION: 10202 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
In the 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” the film’s most famous scene is easily the ending, involving Donald Sutherland’s character. The film was shot around San Francisco, with the memorable ending shot at Civic Center Plaza in front of San Francisco City Hall.
LOCATION:1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, CA 94102
For Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake of “Halloween,” the fictional town of Haddonfield is actually South Pasadena, where the original film likewise shot. In fact, just a few blocks down from the Myers house from the John Carpenter original, you’ll find the Michael Myers home from Rob Zombie’s remake. The house was also notably used in the TV series “My So-Called Life.”
LOCATION: 1110 Glendon Way, South Pasadena, CA 91030
The interior of young Michael Meyers’ bedroom and bathroom was a completely different location, found in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. Known as The Beckett Mansion, the property actually operates as an event space and filming location year round. The same house has been featured in “True Romance,” “Neighbors,” “No Strings Attached” and many more. It’s also located directly across the street from the house from “The People Under The Stairs.”
LOCATION: 2218 S Harvard Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018
Here is the house of Laurie Strode. The same home was featured in the films “Space Jam” and “Sky High.”
LOCATION: 1002 Highland St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
LOCATION: 1937 La France Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
The Doyle house can be found on the same street as the Wallace house. The same house can also be seen in several other films, including “She’s Out Of Control,” “Flowers In The Attic,” “Little Fockers,” “Bruce Almighty” and “Star Kid.”
LOCATION: 1960 La France Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Young Michael Myers attends school at this building, which is actually an administration building for the South Pasadena Unified School District.
LOCATION: 1020 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Directly across the street is Laurie’s school, which is actually the entrance of the Community Room of the South Pasadena Public Library. The same library was featured in a deleted scene in the film “Say Anything…“
LOCATION: 1115 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Smith’s Grove Sanitarium, where Michael Meyers is housed later in the film, is actually a Veteran’s Hospital in North Hills. There are quite a number of buildings and roads on the premises, so it can be tricky finding the exact spot used in the film. To locate it, you must first turn onto Puller Rd. Each building has a large number on it. A bit down Puller Rd, you’ll see the building from the film, which is building 4. It can be easily identified by the long wall surrounding the yard in front of it. The same building was also featured in the films “Step Brothers,” “Argo,” and “Accepted.”