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”.

The Force Awakens – Krafla

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Volcanic Iceland is used for many Holywood Film and TV productions. Krafla is used in “Game of Thrones” for the location of the Wall, “Batman Begins”, “Interstellar” and “Oblivion” filmed here. For the production of episode VIII, the snow battle was filmed here. Also the much greener Lake Mývatn was used as a filming location, which is nearby on Iceland.