Kingsman – London (Kennington)

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In the James Bond-like movie “Kingsman”, the main character can be seen in a pub, The Black Prince. This pub is very real in can be found in London in the UK. Interiors and exteriors were used for filming.

At Prince consort road, Imperial College can be visited. In the movie, this is where Harry meets Prof. Arnold (no other then Mark “Luke” Hamill).

 

 

Now you see me – New Orleans

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New Hollywood, more commonly known as New Orleans, has been the movie location for big productions like “Jurassic World“, but also “Now you see me” has been filmed partialy here.

The cafe Du Monde is where Woody Harrelson does his mind reading trick.

A bit more style can be found at the Napoleon House, which can also be seen in “JFK”. Here the horsemen make an escape.

Want to buy something weird in a store seen in the movie? Try Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo.

A final bar that can be seen in the film, is the one near Roosevelt Hotel, the Sazerac bar. With a hotel closeby, this might be a nice place to end your tour, although it might be a bit expensive….

Exodus – Spain

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Although the Bible says Mozes escaped from Egypt with 600,000 slaves, Ridley Scott and his crew choose Spain as the main location for filming the exterior desert scenes (interiors were shot in the UK at Pinewood Studios).

Most of the movie was filmed in Almeria (Tabernas). Tabernas has been used for other movies, like classic Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns, but also big Hollywood blockbusters (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lawrence of Arabia). TV production for “Game of Thrones” has recently used this location as well.

The Egyptian city was build at Sierra Alhamilla. Complete with the Pharaoh’s temple.

Pechina (just north of Almeria) has also become a popular location for film makers. Again “Game of Thrones” also uses this location (as the Dothraki Sea).

Game of Thrones – Spain (Desert)

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The Bardenas Reales National Park has been used for filming some desert scenes for “Game of Thrones”. Stunning rock formations prove to be a beautiful backdrop for dragon scenes….

Game of Thrones – Spain

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Travel back in time, to the middle ages, in this mysterious town in Spain called Girona. The production team of “Game of Thrones” needed a location for the town of Braavos, and this medieval Spanish town provided everything they needed.

Doctor Who – Dubai

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A long way from the usual filming location in Wales, the Doctor Who crew went to Dubai for filming one of the last specials with David Tennant as the Doctor. The “Planet of the Dead” special was chosen to be filmed in Dubai because the emirate had a substantial film infrastructure and provided a unique location that was too expensive to create using CGI was unavailable in the UK.

 

X-Files – Tustin California – Blimb Base

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In 1942, a huge blimb base (1,000 foot long and 300 foot wide) was build in California. It was not just a home for blimbs, but the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) used it for helicopters as well.

In 1974, a film crew used the hangers to film scenes for “The Hindenburg”, a movie about the tragedy with the Zeppelin with that name. It is the first film recording, but by far the last.

In 1999, the military stoped using the two hangers, one of them might be torn down. One of the hangers was used for climatic scenes in “The X-Files”. The Syndicate was exterminated here by Aliens.

The hanger can also be seen in “JAG”, and although unconfirmed, “Mythbusters”. (if anyone can confirm this, please be kind enough to drop me a line)

 

X-Files – British Colombia – Ruskin Dam

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Gathering to be taken on board a UFO cannot be done in Pennsylvania, as the episode of the “X-Files” suggests, but in British Colombia. The Ruskin dam, a 1930 powerhouse, was used for recording of “Patient X” as well as “The Red and the Black” episodes.

X-Files – Coquitlam

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Once, an mental hospital, but closed in 2012. TV production discovered this location and it has proven to be very suitable as a hospital location for filming. It is now the most filmed site in Canada.

“The X-files” came here for many episodes, including the Pilot and throughout season 5.

Other productions include: “Elf”, “Psych”, “Battlestar Galactica”, “Once upon a time”, “The Killing”, “Fringe”, “Arrow”, “Smallville”, “Happy Gillmore” and many more….

 

X-Files – Vancouver – Ovaltine Cafe

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In season three of “The X-Files”, Mulder goes to the Ovaltine Cafe in Vancouver, Canada, but he was not alone…. or was he… anyway, he ate pie. Ans so can you, because this cafe is open for buisiness.

You might also have seen this same cafe in “Get Carter” and “I am Robot”.