Who Framed Roger Rabbit – Essex


The State Cinema used to seat 2200 people. No longer in use, the film crew for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” were able to use this wonderful location for the movie. The heros of the movie use Gray’s State Cinema to hide from Judge Doom.

Jamiroquai used the cinema for “Deeper Underground” (the soundtrack for “Godzilla”), it can be seen in Chicago Joe and the Showgirl, Lipstick on your collar and Jericho.

After being a nightclub, the cinema has fallen into disrepair and is now closed.

Jurassic Park – Kualoa Ranch


After Hurricane Iniki flattened the sets on Kauai, the crew still had to get some footage for the Gallimimus Herd being attacked by the T-Rex. This was filmed near where the crew stayed at Kualoa Ranch, Kamehameha Highway, Ka’a’awa Valley, a place you can actually visit and some movie memorabilia still remains.

Other movies that used this film location are “Lost”, “Godzilla”, “Windtalkers” and “50 first dates”.