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Monday, November 14, 2011

The Theater from Matinee

The John Goodman film Matinee (1993) takes place mostly in and around The Strand Theater in Key West Florida.

Many websites assume that it's the actual Strand Theater in Key West:

However, nothing matches up.

I checked the credits for the film to see where else the film could have been shot. Along with Key West, they shot in Cocoa... where the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse still operates today:

This is clearly where the exteriors were filmed. The seating chart and the few interior photos online seem to indicate that the interiors were shot here as well. Maybe one day I will go to Cocoa and check... hopefully they are showing Mant!

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Located at 300 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bela Ligosi's house from Plan 9 from Outer Space

The house that the Bela opening scene was shot at was actually Wrestler/Actor Tor Johnson's house:

It is located at:

15129 Lakeside St

Sylmar, CA 91342

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Super Fuzz Wendys

In the comedy film Super Fuzz Terrance Hill runs full speed into a red building.

The building is gone, but the Wendy's across the street is still there.

The Wendy's is at:
200 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33130-3514
(305) 858-6107 ‎

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Here are some side by side shots from the film with Google Street views. You can see the Wendy's has changed a lot but the structure of the building is the same.

You can also recognize the large building in the background.

Sadly the red building is gone, replaced by a shopping center.

The full scene is about 2 minutes into this clip:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Fontainebleau Hotel Miami

The famous Fontainebleau Hotel.

According to movie-locations.com this is the hotel from the Jerry Lewis flick The Bellboy:

AND it's the hotel in Goldfinger where Jill Masterson talks to James Bond (and eventually gets killed by Oddjob and painted gold.)

Plus the hotel appeared in Scarface.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The 7-11 from WarGames

Here is a location that hasn't changed much over the years. It's a 7-11 located at:
41440 Big Bear Blvd Ste A
Big Bear Lake, CA

In the movie War Games this is where the FBI arrests Matthew Broderick. You can briefly see the McDonalds in the background: