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Shakers Family Restaurant from “Old School”

Mar 28th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Today’s locale is another one of those facepalm spots.  For ages, I had been trying to track down the interior of the diner where Mitch (Owen Wilson) and the boys discussed saving their fraternity in the 2003 comedy Old School.  While I had long known that Montrose Bakery & Café (which, sadly, Yelp is reporting has closed) was used as the exterior of the restaurant, the café that portrayed the interior remained a mystery.  Then while watching the flick recently, I spotted something that I […]



Beeman Park from “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Feb 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I often get asked if I think that someday down the road I might run out of places that I am passionate about stalking.  That is like asking if I will ever tire of shopping!  The answer is a definitive no!  As long as movies and TV shows continue to be made, this girl will continue a’stalking, passionately so!  Heck, even if Hollywood did cease churning out new films and television series, my To-Stalk List would remain full.  I am constantly discovering new-to-me productions that […]



The “WarGames” 7-Eleven

Feb 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I am not a spontaneous person by nature.  I much prefer planning things out, especially when it comes to vacations.  Typically when going on a trip, I investigate any and all filming that has been done in the area we are heading to.  As I mentioned in Monday’s post, though, our Big Bear Lake getaway last week was completely last minute.  So much so that I was unable to do any sort of location research beforehand, which is a shame being that not only has […]



Falken’s Cabin from "WarGames"

Feb 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

So I realize I am like one of maybe ten holdouts left in the world, but I still have an AOL account.  I know, I know – 1995 called, it wants its email address back.  I think I’m finally ready to give it up, though, because the search function straight. up. SUCKS.  Formerly, it was great – I could type in a key word I knew had been written in a particular correspondence and up would pop the exact email I was looking for.  I […]



The “Say Anything . . . ” Amphitheatre

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Sorry to have been MIA the past couple of days.  The Grim Cheaper surprised me on Sunday morning with a two-night trip to Big Bear to play in the snow.  We had an absolute blast scurrying around in the frost and even managed to get some stalking in!  I will be blogging about those locations soon, but in the meantime, on with today’s post!  My recent Say Anything . . . kick is showing no signs of waning.  As of late, I have been working […]



The Old Towne Orange Starbucks from “Surviving Christmas”

Dec 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

There’s nothing this stalker loves more than a filming location that serves coffee.  When that filming location is a Starbucks?  Well, I’m in hog heaven!  So when I spotted an Old Towne Orange outpost of the java giant pop up in the 2004 holiday comedy Surviving Christmas, I immediately added it to my To-Stalk Iist – and was especially excited because it meant another visit to the adorable town.  I have never been shy about my adoration of Old Towne Orange.  I first visited the […]



Diane’s House from “Say Anything . . . “

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I have been on a major Say Anything . . . kick lately thanks to a soon-to-be published post I recently wrote for Discover Los Angeles.  While doing research for the article, I became a bit fixated on tracking down an unknown location from the 1989 romcom (one that I still have yet to find, darn it!) and in the process watched countless behind-the-scenes vignettes.  Thanks to those viewings, not only did I learn an interesting fact about the movie, but I also wound up […]



Westfield Culver City from “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Nov 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Some filming locations are maddeningly elusive.  One that remained a thorn in my side for ages was the mall where Janey Glenn (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Lynne Stone (Helen Hunt) shopped in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, which, for those who haven’t been paying attention over the years, is one of my all-time favorite movies.  Thanks to some help from my friends Owen, from the When Write Is Wrong blog, and Michael, of The Brady Bunch’s Golden Spoon fame, I was finally able to […]



The Sadr City Date Factory from “American Sniper”

Nov 18th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

As I sat down to figure out what to write about for today’s post, I started getting worried that my location backlog was running low.  That worry was quickly amended as soon as I began perusing my inventory of stalking photographs and saw that was not the case at all.  I have so many locales stock-piled, in fact, that it is almost ridiculous!  One such spot that I visited last February, but somehow failed to do a post on is the abandoned El Centro warehouse […]



The “Ghost Dad” House

Oct 30th, 2015 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Long before I ever moved to Southern California, I purchased the Ultimate Hollywood Tour Book and was absolutely mesmerized by what I found inside.  One whole chapter of the tome is dedicated to filming locations in Pasadena and its environs and when my family and I did relocate to the Crown City in 2000, my mom and I spent many of our first days there driving around visiting locales mentioned in the book.  We had such a blast doing so and found that stalking was […]