Category Archives: Filming Locations

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “BENSON” (1979-1986)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, 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 Benson, which aired on ABC from September 13, 1979, to April 19, 1986. 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.

The filming location used for exterior shots of the “governor’s mansion” is located at 1365 South Oakland Avenue in Pasadena, California.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ” (1979)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, 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 Escape From Alcatraz (1979), which starred Clint Eastwood and was directed by Don Siegel. 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 September 2014. There were renovations taking place on Alcatraz Island at this time so I did my best to get the shots to align.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “COMA” (1978)

On the final Friday of every month in 2021, 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 Coma (1978), which was directed by Michael Crichton. 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 November 2020.

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

Photo 1: This is currently Boston Medical Center, located at 39 Worcester Square in Boston, MA.

Photos 2-4: The building used for the Jefferson Institute is located at 191 Spring Street in Lexington, MA. It is currently the offices of Mimecast and formerly Xerox.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – 2020 RECAP

On the second and fourth Friday of every month throughout 2020, Limelight Magazine spotlighted the filming location site(s) we visited for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) films and TV shows. As you can see, we visited a lot of places across the country over the years. Here is a recap of all the locations we featured this year. Click on the name of the movie or TV show to see each of them.  

1 HOUSE (1985)

2 MAUSOLEUM (1983)

3 LOOKER (1981)

4 THE BLOB (1958)

5 FRIDAY THE 13th (1980)

6 PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987)

7 WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE? (1962)

8 MOMMIE DEAREST (1981)

9 DEATH WISH 2 (1982)

10 FALCON CREST (TV SHOW)

11 THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS (2001)/NIGHTCRAWLER (2014)

12 DARK SHADOWS (TV SHOW)

13 THE BRADY BUNCH (TV SHOW)

14 SHADOW OF A DOUBT (1943)

15 THE GOLDEN GIRLS (TV SHOW)

16 DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978)

17 MAMA’S FAMILY (TV SHOW)

18 HAPPY DAYS (TV SHOW)

19 A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)

20 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

21 FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (1981)

22 I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: DEJA VU (2019)

23 INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 (2015)

24 A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “A CHRISTMAS STORY” (1983)

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 A Christmas Story (1983). 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 2018. This house is located at 3159 W. 11th Street in Cleveland, OH.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “INSIDIOUS: chapter 3” (2015)

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 Insidious 3 (2015). 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 October 2015. Elise Rainier’s (played by Lin Shaye) home in this movie is located at 445 N Ave. 53 in Los Angeles, CA.

FILMING LOCATION SPOTLIGHT – “I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: DEJA VU” (2019)

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 I Spit On Your Grave: Deja Vu  (2019). 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 October 2019. This shot was taken at Evergreen Cemetery, 204 North Evergreen Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. This exact location was also used in Mausoleum (1983) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

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.