The 80s comedy “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” like so many other films of that era, shot in the San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles, California.
The mall scenes in the film were shot at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, which has since been completely remodeled and looks nothing like it did in the film, so we’ve opted to omit it here. However, it can be found at 15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.
The titular Ridgemont High was primarily filmed at Van Nuys High School in Van Nuys, California, with a few additional scenes shot at Canoga Park High School and James Monroe High School. The same high school was used in the films “Christine,” “Sleepwalkers,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” and many more.
LOCATION: Van Nuys High School, 6535 Cedros Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91411
Brad, played by Judge Reinhold, and Stacy Hamilton, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, live at this house in West Hills, but it’s mostly remembered for the pool scene with Phoebe Cates. That scene really was filmed at the pool in the back yard, which is unfortunately not visible from outside of the property. Visitors can still see the front of the house, however, which is shown several times in the film.
LOCATION: 24124 Welby Way, West Hills, CA 91307
“The Point,” where Stacy loses her virginity later in the film, was shot at the Mid Valley Youth Baseball fields in Encino. There are quite a number of fields here, which can be confusing, but each of them is numbered. The field from the film is field 4 and the dugout from the film is the third base dugout.
LOCATION: 17301 Oxnard St, Encino, CA 91316