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Postby Jeemo » 12 Jun 2017, 19:02

Ever been in a place and it turned up as a film location. Don't mean famous places like Piccadilly Circus, Times Square etc. Just run of the mill places.

A pub around the corner from my aunt's in Raheny, Dublin was used in The Snapper, a sort of Commitments off shoot. As well as the hotel a short walk away from the pub.

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Postby pcqgod » 12 Jun 2017, 19:25

I remember seeing a low-budget independent film on IFC or Sundance that used a small mall in downtown Laredo that I'd been in several times as a location. I think it was called 'Olympia.' The Ellen Page comedy 'Whip It' used several locations that would be familiar to any Austin native, and one shot in particular at Town Lake at a spot where I always used to rest on long walks/jogs.
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 12 Jun 2017, 19:29

There's a greasy spoon just down from work that's always being used for film - it's got that classic diner look: long and narrow with padded booths along one wall opposite a counter with stools behind which the cooks do their thing.

My bandmate owns a bar that's been used a few times, although I've never seen it show up in anything I've watched, except for a recent Ron Sexsmith video, but it was turned into an animated cartoon for that.
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Postby Tactful Cactus » 12 Jun 2017, 19:32

Jeemo wrote:A pub around the corner from my aunt's in Raheny, Dublin was used in The Snapper


Cedars! Been there

Commitments


I used to play pool in the "shithole" rehearsal space early on in the film

Also Mulligans pub was the boozer in My Left Foot, still going

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Postby WG Kaspar » 12 Jun 2017, 19:43

I studied at Brunel University which was used extensively for A Clockwork Orange. I actually first saw that film during my time there and it felt really bizarre seeing places that I visited daily as film settings.
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Postby Jeemo » 12 Jun 2017, 20:48

Tactful Cactus wrote:
Jeemo wrote:A pub around the corner from my aunt's in Raheny, Dublin was used in The Snapper


Cedars! Been there

Commitments


I used to play pool in the "shithole" rehearsal space early on in the film

Also Mulligans pub was the boozer in My Left Foot, still going


The Cedars which has never ever changed. Also just across from John K's home.
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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 12 Jun 2017, 21:03

Great idea for a thread, Jeemo!

Years ago, in New York, my wife and I stopped off in a bar called Puffy's Bar, just off Broadway. A few years later my wife yells for me to come in to the front room and there is Ben Affleck having a drink in Puffy's bar (in some rubbish film - maybe Changing Lanes?).

I've eaten at the top table of the dining room of Christ Church College, Oxford. Grand as it is, I was most excited to learn it was the location where they filmed mealtime in Harry Potter. I think I was sat more or less where Snape sat.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 12 Jun 2017, 22:38

I was sat watching Rita, Sue and Bob Too on TV in my house on Alexandra St, when the characters in the film ran down Alexandra St and started knocking on the door of a house that was opposite mine. I flung the door open fearing I was tripping. But no! Simply a crazy film location coincidence!
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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 12 Jun 2017, 23:11

Which reminds me...

The opening shot of A Taste of Honey, when Dora Bryan and Rita Tushingham sneak out of the house without paying the rent is filmed in Raye Street, Stockport, where I lived until I was 18 months.

Ten years after the scene was filmed, mind.
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Postby Jeemo » 12 Jun 2017, 23:33

Minnie the Minx wrote:I was sat watching Rita, Sue and Bob Too on TV in my house on Alexandra St, when the characters in the film ran down Alexandra St and started knocking on the door of a house that was opposite mine. I flung the door open fearing I was tripping. But no! Simply a crazy film location coincidence!


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Postby teenageriot-1 » 13 Jun 2017, 06:28

I live about five minutes away from the liquor store that Smokey and Craig go to in the movie Friday. The one with Ezail in front.
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Postby teenageriot-1 » 22 Jun 2017, 07:57

teenageriot-1 wrote:I live about five minutes away from the liquor store that Smokey and Craig go to in the movie Friday. The one with Ezail in front.


My roommate and I biked it to the liquor today and I tried to take a picture of it in the angle it came out in the movie but couldn't really recall. I really want to yank that banner and see if the RC Cola logo is still there.

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Postby Jeemo » 22 Jun 2017, 10:42

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Postby Goat Boy » 22 Jun 2017, 10:53

I was watching some awful Bollywood film on a bus in India and one scene was filmed at a location I'd been to on the great ocean road in Australia. That was a bit odd
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