UNESCO’s world heritage “Wadi Rum” has been used for movies for many years. “Lawrence of Arabia” (1960) is well known for using this location, and the red sand makes it a popular location for films that appear to have been shot on Mars (“The Martian”).
In 2016 the crew for Rogue One turned Wadi Rum into the dessert location Jedha where a great battle takes place. Jedha is a pilgrmage planet for Force believers…
Although the wide exteriors were filmed in Jordan, other shots are actualy filmed at Elstree Studios in London.
In “Game of Thrones” you can find the Inn at the crossroads in Northern Ireland. The private estate that the production company used is “Redhall Estate“. you can actualy book this place for weddings… so if you are a real GoT fan and want to get married in a nice location, why not there…
Near Lake Powell lies the Glen Canyon Dam, a location used for many films but also some TV shows. The BBC used this location for the episode “Day of the Moon”, “Doctor Who” episode. Rory gets captured on this very spot….
The Doctor Who crew traveled to Croatia for two episodes (thus far). The mediëval town of Trogir was used in “The Vampires of Venice” where it doubled as Venice.
Later the same town was used as the home of Vincent van Gogh in “Vincent and the Doctor” (‘though his actual home was in France in the Provence).
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)
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.
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….
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”.
The Grouse Mountain Skyride has been used for the episodes “Duane Barry” and “Ascension” episodes of the popular TV-show, “The X-Files”. It is open to visitors so you can feel like Mulder and Scully and ride to the stars…