Ghostbusters (2016) – Boston

Image

Boston

Boston


The much talked about remake of the 1984 blockbuster “Ghostbusters” is set in New York. Most of the movie however, was filmed in Boston, since the archetecture was very similar. New York Taxis and other props were moved to Boston as well as much digital effects to sell Boston for NY.

The place where the starting Ghostbusters conduct their research is “Higgins Institute of Science“.

Iron Man 3 – Wilmington

Image

Most of the movie Iron Man 3 was filmed in and around North Carolina. Even when the script called for a scene in Bern, Switzerland, the crew did not leave the state. In fact, they used a private gentelmen’s club called “Cape Fear Club“.

Up north in the state, the building used for Stark’s HQ can be found. In Cary, the company Epic Games is located and their building (exterior) was used as HQ. Full address is 620 Crossroads Blvd,Cary.

 

Aloha – Hawaii – O’ahu

Image

O’ahu has been a movie location for many films and TV productions. John Panzarella, the location scout for Aloha used this location as well in 2015. He used the “tapestry of locations” in and around Honolulu to make the bittersweet movie “with a kick of hope”, starring Bradley Cooper.

Locations used are: Diamond Head Crater, Chinatown, Hickam Field (military base where half the movie was shot). Alec Baldwin’s office is the actual PACAF Headquarters office of General Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle.

Also used is the village of Pu’uhonua O Waimanalo. The village was shot with minimum decoration.

Other Hawaii locations included Battery Birkhimer, the Breakers Hotel, Wai’oli Tea Room and the National Memorial Cemetary.

X-Files – Long Beach – California

Image

Another “haunted” location, like Newhall Mansion, for the stars of the X-files, was “The Queen Mary“. This ship was used when Mulder and Scully went to the Bermuda trangle.

These days, the ship is a hotel in Long Beach, the crew stayed in this hotel while shooting the episode. Some of the crew members experienced creepy experiences while staying overnight on the ship….

X-Files – Piru – California

Image

Only one of the few movies and tv-shows filmed at Newhall Mansion, Piru, California is the X-Files. Mulder and Scully visit a haunted mansion. For the exteriors, Newhall Mansion was used (interiors are not filmed on location). The place is known to be … haunted…..

Newhall has been, and is, a popular site for film/tv production. “Murder, she wrote”, “Charlie’s Angels”, “The Icredible Hulk” and “Charmed” are just a few other productions which used this location.