Sherlock Holmes (2009) – Liverpool

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For the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes (with Robert “Iron Man” Downey Jr.), the crew went all over the UK to film at the most beautifull locations. While a lot was filmed in Manchester, the scenes at the dock (an explosion) and some scenes at Regent Road where they set off to see Blackwood are recorded at Liverpool. CGI was added to enhance the scene.

In 2011, “Captain America, The First Avenger” also used these docks.

Iron Man 3 – Wilmington

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Most of the movie Iron Man 3 was filmed in and around North Carolina. Even when the script called for a scene in Bern, Switzerland, the crew did not leave the state. In fact, they used a private gentelmen’s club called “Cape Fear Club“.

Up north in the state, the building used for Stark’s HQ can be found. In Cary, the company Epic Games is located and their building (exterior) was used as HQ. Full address is 620 Crossroads Blvd,Cary.

 

Who Framed Roger Rabbit – Essex

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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.

Griffith Park Tunnel

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Home to so many movies, this small tunnel gets his own post.

Robert Zemeckis used this tunnel for the first two installments of “Back to the Future”, and “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (entrance to “ToonTown”).

Before that, in 1983, John Badham featured this tunnel in “War Games” with Matthew Broderick.

More recent, 2016, Marvels Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) was chased through this tunnel by badguys in season two.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit – London

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Next to Westfield London Shopping Centre and very close to BBC broadcasting, are the historic structures called the Dimco Buildings. Originaly build in 1898 for the underground, they are now in use as a bus station.

Robert Zemeckis used these buildings for “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” in 1988 for the Toontown Acme Buildings. But not only Judge Doom did nasty things here, in 2001 Steven Sommers used this location for “the Mummy Returns”.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit – RED Studios Hollywood

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A combination of animation and live action, Robert Zemeckis’ funny movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” is set in Hollywood-1947. But only part of the movie was recorded in this area. Production was set in England at Elstree studios (most of the interior sets were build here).

The exterior of “Maroon Cartoons” studio is in fact in Hollywood and has been a studio for some time. It is known by the name of RED studios, but before that Desilu and Ren-Mar Studio). There is definitely some history there….

Also in LA, at 1130 South Hope street, Eddies office can still be found.