Fantastic Beasts and where to find them (2016) – Liverpool

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While most of the film “Fantastic Beasts” was recorded at Leavesden Studios in London, some scenes were recorded in Liverpool. In the early days, there used to be a shipping route between Liverpool and New York (where the film takes place). Therefore the archetecture of Liverpool looks a lot like New York.

One of the buildings that was used is the interior of St. George’s Hall. It is so large, it made no sense for the production team to build it as a set piece. They just dressed the real building.

Photo: James Maloney

 

Also the Cunard Building was used.

Ghostbusters (2016) – Boston

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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“.