The Bueller house from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Go On Location: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Filming Locations in Los Angeles

06/08/2016

Lindsay Blake

Life moves pretty fast! Case in point – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off turns 30 on June 11. John Hughes’ iconic tale of truant teen Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) originally hit theatres on June 11, 1986. Though it's set and largely filmed in Hughes’ beloved Illinois, the movie also made use of several Los Angeles locales. Read on for a list of 12 L.A. filming locations for Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

A special thank you to Michael Amundson and Owen Lockwood, who provided invaluable help in tracking down many of these locations.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Go On Location: Historic Los Angeles Theatres Featured in Film

04/13/2016

Lindsay Blake

In the early 1900s, lavish theatres and movie palaces began popping up across Los Angeles. Though a large number of them have been transformed, altered or razed over the years, the city’s landscape is still dotted with several of the historic venues, many of which remain in operation and in pristine condition. While the opulent sites are not all open to the public on a daily basis, they can be viewed a number of ways, including by attending a show on-site, via the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour, and through the Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats film series program. Because the theatres are regularly used for filming, you can also catch a glimpse of them onscreen. Read on for a list of ten historic venues and the productions they have appeared in.

The Galleria at Millennium Biltmore Hotel

Go On Location: Famous Scenes Filmed at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles

02/08/2016

Lindsay Blake

The Millennium Biltmore Hotel is flanked by West 5th Street to the north, South Olive Street to the east, South Grand Avenue to the west and the PacMutual complex to the south. The majestic arched entrance located on the Olive Street side, which initially served as the hotel’s main entry, boasts Renaissance Revival design elements, towering columns, ornate relief carvings, and tall glass doors with wrought iron detailing. Just outside these doors, Allen Bauer (Tom Hanks) learns that his new girlfriend, Madison (Daryl Hannah) is a mermaid when mad scientist Walter Kornbluth (Eugene Levy) dramatically sprays her with water in the 1984 comedy Splash. 1984 proved to be a very popular time for the Olive Street entrance. That same year, Hanks shot another scene for a different film in the exact same spot. It’s there that his character, the newly-engaged Rick Gassko, valet-parks his school bus at the beginning of the raunchfest Bachelor Party. And in Beverly Hills Cop, which also premiered in 1984, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) humorously orders room service delivered to Det. Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) and Sgt. Taggart (John Ashton), who are parked directly across the street from the Olive Street entrance, in front of Pershing Square.

Samuel Oschin Planetarium at the Griffith Observatory

Go On Location: The Best Film & TV Locations for a Rainy Day in L.A.

11/10/2015

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles is world-famous for its year-round sunny weather. For those days when L.A. gets some much-needed rain, Angelenos and visitors alike will surely be looking for ways to keep dry. Catching a movie is one good approach to beating the rain. The following ten filming locations can also provide respite on a rainy day.

Doc Brown's van from "Back to the Future"

Go Back to the Future in L.A. With These Film Locations

10/19/2015

Oshin Aivazian

When you're in Los Angeles, you don't have to go far to go Back to the Future. You can time travel back to "Hill Valley" in 1985 and 1955, just by exploring some of L.A.'s neighborhoods. Read on and discover film locations from the iconic 1980s movie that can be found in or around Los Angeles.

Bronson Gate at Paramount Pictures

Go On Location: Film Noir Locations in Los Angeles

09/25/2015

Lindsay Blake

Now listen here, dames and gents! The landscape of Los Angeles has been captured in countless film noirs over the years. Though many of the shadowy alleyways, smoke-filled buildings and dark corners featured in them no longer stand, there are a few locales that remain intact. You’d better read on for a list of ten L.A. film noir locations - if you know what’s good for you.

Go On Location: "Made in Chelsea LA"

08/13/2015

Discover Los Angeles

On Monday, Aug. 10, British structured-reality television program Made in Chelsea kicked off its Los Angeles spin-off series. Made in Chelsea LA filmed on location throughout L.A. from May to July. Beginning with the spectacular city views in the premiere's opening sequence, Los Angeles will be as much a star of the six-episode series as the MiC cast members. Read on for Los Angeles locations featured in Episode One of Made in Chelsea LA.

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