Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom (2018) – Hawaii

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For the fifth installment of the Jurassic Park movies, the crew uses familiar locations.
The cliffs while approaching the park at Isla Nublar are the vistas at Napali Coast, Kauaii. The same location was used in the original Jurassic Park.
Also, the popular location at Oahu, Kualoa Ranch was used for the tower, bunker and Gyrosphere scenes.

New Hawaiian location that was used is Police Beach (Papailoa Beach). At the beach the destroyed park was erected. For the previous film, a deserted Six Flags park at New Orleans was used.

The beach at Halona Blowhole is the spot where Owen and Claire emerge after the drop from the cliff (strange not a single dinosaur finds that same beach… that is why they are extinct)…

Daredevil – New York

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photo by : http://untappedcities.com

Marvel has found a “secret location” in the heart of New York. We have seen this in Rami’s version of Spiderman and it has also been used in Netflix’s Daredevil and later The Defenders. The Rooftop garden at the Rockefeller Center is a popular location for meetings between villains like Gao and Kingpin…. but it can also be used for weddings…

Daredevil – Manhattan NY

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The Netflix 13 part series of “Daredevil” starts in a park in New York. The location where Wesley, the right hand man of “Kingpin” persuades a cop to help them is Abe Lebewohl Park. In fact it is one of the smalest parks in NYC named after a refugee from Ukrania (who did a lot of good for the community).

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Los Angeles

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Close to where “Agent Carter” was filmed (the Isodine Building), the crew for “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” recorded scenes for the “Todorov” building. At 2413 Firestone Blvd. scenes that took place in Belarus were recorded (S01E04). The street scenes are recorded on the Universal back lot. Even if the production had the budget to go to Zloda in Belarus, it would not have been possible… is is not a real town.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Malibu

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In epidode 3 (S01) of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Skye has to infiltrate a house in Malta and sabotage a project. Ofcourse the crew did not go to the real country of Malta to shoot some scenes, instead they used a location in Malibu. A private mansion at 26880 Pacific Coast Highway was used, now if you have seen the episode and the mansion looked familiar, the same location was used for “True Blood” and “I love you man”.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Los Angeles

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In the very first episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”, a bar called “Ruthie’s Skillet” can be seen (Skye makes her first appearance here). A real bar was used for filming, but if it is “Ruthie’s Skillet” you are looking for, you are out of luck. The production team dressed “Spring Street Smoke House BBQ“, a bar in North-West LA to look like the bar they needed. Still, it is a location you can actualy visit. Later in season 1 (episode 20) the bar was visited again.

NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

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Former NASA Facility, but closed after the Space Shuttle program was canceled, now houses the Big Easy production company. Many big blockbuster films have been recorded here over the years. A complete list can be found on the website here.

To name a few: “Planet of the Apes”, “Jurassic World“, “Logan” and “Terminator genesys”.

Logan – Amite City

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Amite City in Louisiana has become a rather popular place for filmmakers to shoot a film. In 2016, Hugh Jackman played “Wolverine” for the last time in this town. Isabel’s Cafe can be seen in the film, so if you need a drink like Logan did, here’s the place to go (123 W. Oak Street).
The movie takes place from Mexico to North Dakota, but in fact it was filmed mostly in Louisiana.
The Mercedes Benz Superdome was also used after a sinkhole opened up the Streets near Harrah’s Casino (and thus they could not be used for filming).

Sicily Island High School, Ferriday Shopping Center and the Aloha Motel in Metairie are locations that were also used in the film.

Amite City can also be seen in 2012’s “On the Road” (with Kirsten Stewart) and 2 Guns (D. Washington and M. Wahlberg).

Exteriors of the smelting plant hideout were shot in New Mexico, but interiors at the Big Easy production company.

 

 

The Shawshank Redemption – Ohio

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One of the most famous, if not the most famous, prison in film history, must be the Shawshank State Prison. In the original story by Stephen King, the prison is located in Maine. Actual production took place in Ohio. Mansfield Reformatory, or Ohio State Reformatory (100 Reformatory Road), was used for the film, This prison was build in 1886 and when the film was made, they were about to destroy this historic building.

Most of the prison is still intact and open for visitors. Some of the original film location became a new (real) prison.

Other movies that are filmed in this prison are “Air Force One” and “Tango and Cash”.