collection: 80s movies

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pima air and space museum

from can’t buy me love posted in movies by pete_nice

The Pima Air and Space Museum is the largest non-government funded aviation museum in the world. Adjacent to the museum is the massive airplane graveyard known as the Aerospace Maintenance & Regeneration Center (AMARC) which was featured in the 80s teen movie Can't Buy Me Love (1987).

The "Boneyard" was also featured in the films My Science Project (1985), The Wraith (1986), and Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009). Some of the planes from Top Gun are supposedly stored here.

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los cerrillos

from young guns posted in movies by donkeyoti

The town of Los Cerrillos (or just Cerrillos if you're a local) was a filming location for the 1988 film Young Guns. Standing in for Lincoln, NM, the town of Los Cerrillos was a mining boom town in the late 19th century. Today, the Cerrillos Turquoise Mining Museum contains many mining and Old West artifacts, as well as information on Young Guns. Many scenes from the film were shot in and around Cerrillos, including the peyote-eating scene.

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bed-stuy neighborhood block

from do the right thing, public enemy posted in movies by nevereatshreddedwheat

Both Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and the video for Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" that he directed were both filmed on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington and Quincy in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood. Sal's Pizzeria and the Korean grocery were both sets built for the movie.

The "Bed-Stuy Do or Die" mural that was painted for the movie on the corner of Stuyvesant and Lexington Avenues is almost entirely faded and mostly obstructed by a newer building.

"Fight the Power" was written by Public Enemy for the movie and was originally on the Do the Right Thing soundtrack.

Watch PE's "Fight the Power"

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warren g. harding elementary

from a christmas story posted in movies by ratsnamgod

"I just hoped that Flick would never spot them as the word of this humiliation could easily make life at Warren G. Harding School a veritable hell."
This location, which was known as Victoria School at the time of filming, is now a women's shelter.

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a christmas story house

from a christmas story posted in movies by ratsnamgod

"Ah, there it is. My house. And good old Cleveland Street. How could l ever forget it?"
This house served as the Parker home for exterior shots in the 1983 film. The house is now a museum, where tours are occasionally guided by actor Ian Petrella (Randy).

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