Life on Mars – Manchester

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For the BBC SciFi drama “Life on Mars” (named after the David Bowie song), the main location for filming is Manchester in the UK. Sam Tyler (John Simm) gets into an accident and finds himself waking up in the Police Force of the 1970’s under supervision from DCI Gene Hunt (Glenister). The story is set in Greater Manchester and some of the locations used are the Victoria Baths in Longsight. They are used several times throughout the show. First as the swimmingpool, later as old waterworks, a warehouse and the morgue of season two.

Sam first sees himself in 1973 in West Egerton Street. Rochdale Road and an alley near Princess Street are also used in season one. The police station is located at the end of Lacy Street (see the detailed map for exact locations) near the A6, it is Stopford House.

In season 1, St Thomas Hospital was used as the morgue (a real morgue).

Also used: WiIlliams Street (“Watch my car or I’ll stomp on your toys!”). Tiger Lounge near Cooper street is where the Casino is in season 2. Near Bond street is where Sam gets hit by a car in 2006.

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.

 

 

Jurassic Park – Olokele Canyon

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Olokele Canyon or Valley, was used to set up the electrified fence for Jurassic Park. Even though most people just see “a fence” in the film, Michael Lantieri and his team put great effort in getting the wires tight. The size of the fence made that very difficult.

Jurassic Park – Allerton Garden

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Allerton Garden (4425 Lawai Road, Koloa) on Kauai is definitely a place where you don’t want to go… if you have seen Jurassic Park. First this is the place where Grant finds the hatched raptor eggs. Later in the movie, this location was used to build the shed, where a raptor attack took place.

But on the other hand, if you have seen Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides, Jack Sparrow looks for the fountain of youth at this site.