“The Dark Knight” famously used the streets of Chicago to double as Gotham City. Here we’ll take a closer look at the locations of Christopher Nolan’s classic crime drama, as well as a few iconic props from the film.
This is the street corner where The Joker stands at the opening of the film, holding his mask in his hand.
LOCATION: Southwest corner of S Franklin St. and W Van Buren St., Chicago, IL 60607
The bank from the opening bank robbery was shot at the Old Chicago Post Office.
LOCATION: 433 W Van Buren St., Chicago, IL 60607 (NOTE: the film shot from the northern corner of W Van Buren St. and Canal St.)
The spot where The Joker’s crew ascend onto the bank’s rooftop.
LOCATION: 420 W Van Buren St., Chicago, IL 60606
The station where Batman rides his Batpod in pursuit of The Joker is part of Chicago’s Metra rail.
LOCATION: Mellennium Station, 151 E Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601 (Note: This cannot be seen from the street, you must head below into the station.)
Here is a look at the Batpod used in the film. You can see it on display as part of the Warner Bros. Studio tour.
One of the film’s most famous locations is where the Batman / Joker confrontation takes place on the streets, with the semi truck flip. (Note: This same location was also used in Brian De Palma’s film, “The Untouchables.”)
LOCATION: S La Salle St., facing the Chicago Board of Trade Building, 141 W Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604
Here’s a look at the Batmobile Tumbler, used in both “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.” It is also on display at Warner Bros. Studios, as part of their tour.
You can also see Christian Bale’s Batman costume from “The Dark Knight” on display on the studio tour.
Last but not least, the Bat Signal, also on display on the Warner Bros. Studio tour.
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