Category Archives: Filming Locations

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “FRIDAY THE 13TH: pART 2” (1981)

On the second and fourth Friday of every month in 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight some of the filming locations for Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981). The top photo is a screen shot taken from the movie while the photo underneath it is what the location looks like when I visited in June 2015.

These locations were shot in the towns of New Preston and Kent, CT. Unfortunately, all of the camp cabins used in the film that were located at North Spectacle Pond in Kent, CT, have been torn down.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” (1968)

On the second and fourth Friday of every month in 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films. Today we spotlight some of the filming locations for Night of the Dead. The film, which was directed by the late George A. Romero, was released in 1968. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the movie while the photo underneath is what the location looks like when we visited in June 2018.

The filming locations for those featured below were taken at Evans City Cemetery, located at 8600 Franklin Road in Evans City, Pennsylvania.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET” (1984)

On the second and fourth Friday of every month in 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films. Today we spotlight some of the filming locations for A Nightmare on Elm Street. The film, which was directed by the late Wes Craven, was released in 1984. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the movie while the photo underneath is what the location looks like when we visited during the area.

The filming locations for those featured below were taken at the following addresses:

Photo 1 – Nancy Thompson’s (played by Heather Langencamp) home is located at 1427 Genessee Avenue, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA.

Photo 2 – Nancy Thompson’s boyfriend Glenn Lantz’s (played by Johnny Depp) home is located at 1419 Genessee Avenue, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA.

Photo 3 –  The funeral of Rod Lane (played by Jsu Garcia, credited as Nick Corri) is located at Evergreen Cemetery, 204 North Evergreen Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “Happy Days” (1974-1984)

On the second and fourth Friday of every month in 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight one of the filming locations for Happy Days, which aired on ABC from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the TV show while the photo underneath is what the location looks like when we visited the location.

This filming location used for the Cunningham house is located at 565 North Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “MAMA’S FAMILY”

On the second and fourth Friday of every month in 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight the filming location for the TV show Mama’s Family,  which originally aired on NBC from January 22, 1983, to April 7, 1984. Two years later, it was relaunched in first-run syndication and aired until 1990. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the TV show while the photo underneath is what the location looks like when we visited the location. Pictured below is Thelma’s Harper’s residence during the first-run syndication of Mama’s Family. It is located at 1027 Montrose Avenue, South Pasadena, CA.

Note – The “Mama’s Family” house was also the home of Lynda’s character in John Carpenter’s Halloween. It was only featured briefly in the film where Lynda walks toward the front door.

Note – The Mama’s Family house was also the home of Lynda’s character in John Carpenter’s Halloween. It was only featured briefly in the film where Lynda walks toward the front door.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “DAWN OF THE DEAD” (1978)

On the second and fourth Friday of every month in 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films. Today we spotlight some of the filming locations for Dawn of the Dead. The film, which was directed by the late George A. Romero, was released in 1978. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the movie while the photo underneath is what the location looks like when we visited in June 2018.

The filming locations for those featured below were taken at the Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, PA.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “THE GOLDEN GIRLS” (1985-1992)

On the second and fourth Friday of every month in 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight the filming location for The Golden Girls, which aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the TV show while the photo underneath is what the location looks like when we visited the location.

Although the house the “Golden Girls” lived was mentioned in the show as being located at 6151 Richmond Street in Miami, FL, the façade was based on a real house located at 245 N. Saltair Avenue in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.

[As of this posting, the home is currently on the market for $2,999,000 with Douglas Ellimen Real Estate].

Filming Location Spotlight – “Shadow of a Doubt” (1943)

On the second and fourth Friday of every month in 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films. Today we spotlight one of the filming locations for Shadow of a Doubt. The film, which was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, was released in 1943. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the movie while the photo underneath is what the location looks like when we visited in September 2014.

This filming location used for the Newton home is located at 904 McDonald Avenue in Santa Rosa, CA.

Filming Location Spotlight – ‘The Brady Bunch” (1969-1974)

On the second and fourth Friday of every month in 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. Today we spotlight the filming location for The Brady Bunch, which aired on ABC from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974. The show also  spawned several television reunion and spin-off series. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the TV show while the photo underneath is what the location looks like when we visited the location.

This filming location used for the Brady House is located at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City, CA.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “DARK SHADOWS” (1966-1971)

On the second and fourth Friday of every month in 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlights the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films. Today we spotlight one of the filming locations for the Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows which aired on ABC from from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The top photo is a screen shot taken from the series while the photo underneath is what the location looks like today.

This filming location used for the Collinswood Mansion, the home of vampire Barnabas Collins, is the Carey Mansion, located in Newport, R.I.