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former 9th and hennepin building

from factotum posted in movies by crabapple

The site of several scenes in the movie Factotum, the building at 9th and Hennepin used to be a low-rent apartment building. The cage between the counter and lobby area was already there. Rooms were rented by the week, and there was a pornography shop in the basement.

This building is reportedly where Tom Waits lived when he stayed in Minneapolis, and is referenced by his song, "9th and Hennepin."

Today, it has been completely renovated and is a boutique hotel and an upscale restaurant.

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depot bar

from factotum posted in movies by crabapple

The exterior of this bar was used in one of the opening scenes of Factotum starring Matt Dillon. The sign says Kelly's Family Pub, but it is called the Depot Bar. In the historic Lowertown area.

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monroeville mall

from dawn of the dead posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

The Monroeville Mall just east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was the primary filming location for 1978's Dawn of the Dead, the second of director George Romero's zombie films. JCPenney is the only store still around since the movie was shot. If walking around with fellow zombies in gory makeup is your thing, don't miss the Monroeville Mall Zombie Walk in October which is part of the larger zombie-themed convention Zombie Fest and the hub (fittingly enough) for World Zombie Day. Zombies!

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milwaukee art museum

from transformers 3 posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

I can't remember if this was supposed to be in New York or Washington D.C. Michael Bay scrambled up the geography for this movie. In reality, the Milwaukee Art Museum is located on Lake Michigan. I'm going to say it was the setting for Patrick Dempsey's car dealership. I have an attention deficiency when things aren't exploding, so sorry if these details aren't quite accurate.

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frank lloyd wright’s ennis house

from blade runner posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

This Los Angeles house, designed in the 1920s by Frank Lloyd Wright, was used for Deckard's apartment in the sci-fi classic Blade Runner, although only the exterior was shot on location. The interior was recreated on a sound stage. The house has also been used for filming in Rush Hour, The Thirteenth Floor, Twin Peaks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and many other films and tv shows.

It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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