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kronk gym

from out of sight posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

The scene in Out of Sight where Jack and Buddy finally make it to Detroit and meet up again with Glenn and Maurice (my all-time favorite Don Cheadle performance) was filmed at the legendary Kronk boxing gym. For the shoot, they moved the training facility upstairs from the windowless basement.

Thomas Hearns, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and many other world champs all trained here at one time. It's been closed since 2006.

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chunk’s bowling alley

from the goonies posted in movies by crabapple

This Goonies film location is where Chunk sees the Fratelli's truck chased by police cars, smears his pizza on the window, and shoots the milkshake on his face.

The place has been remodeled, but the view from the window is the same.

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motown museum

from berry gordy, jr. posted in music by tigerbomb13

Home purchased by Berry Gordy that became the home and studio of Motown Records. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and many other legends graced this studio, which is now a museum.

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flavel house

from the goonies posted in movies by crabapple

This Goonies film location is known as The Flavel House, and is also the site of the Clatsop County Historical Society.

This is where Mikey's dad is working the flag pole as the Goonies cruise by on their bikes, and they say hello to each other.

The Goonies was released on June 9, 1985, and made $9,105,913 its first weekend.

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paul mccartney’s childhood home

from the beatles, paul mccartney posted in music by crabapple

Paul McCarney's childhood home is located at 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

Built by the local authority, the McCartney family moved into the house in 1955. Paul McCartney bought his father a home in 1965 in the Wirral.

Owned by the National Trust, they market the home as "the birthplace of the Beatles" since their earliest practicing and song-writing occurred here.

Unlike Lennon's home, this location does not a blue plaque from English Heritage because the figure has not ""been dead for 20 years, or passed the centenary of their birth".

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