Movie Locations

The Sunsphere

This is the Sunsphere in the 1982 World’s Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee. It’s a 266 foot high structure, topped with a 74 foot sphere made of bronze-coated reflective glass. The Sunsphere was featured in the Simpson’s once (Nelson accidentally toppled…

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Wednesday, 15th June 2005

Mellon Arena

The Mellon Arena is home to the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and more importantly was the setting for the 1995 Van Damme “classic” – Sudden Death. The arena was even on the movie poster along with an exploding helicopter. The “radio…

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Monday, 13th June 2005

Barringer Meteor Crater

This is the Barringer Meteor Crater, outside Flagstaff, Arizona. It’s the result of a 300,000 ton meteor coliding with the Earth around 50,000 years ago. The crater is about 1.5 kilometers in diameter and 170 metres deep. It was the…

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Wednesday, 8th June 2005

Washington Square Park

One of more than 1,700 parks in New York City, Washington Square Park is probably one of the best known (after Central Park obviously). In 1889, to celebrate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguracy as president, a large plaster and…

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Thursday, 2nd June 2005

The Clarence Buckingham Fountain

Dedicated in 1927, the Clarence Buckingham Fountain was a gift to the city of Chicago by somebody I’ve never heard of, to her brother Clarence. Apparently. Much more interesting is that it’s the fountain featured in the opening credits of…

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Thursday, 26th May 2005

Griffith Observatory, L.A.

In Los Angeles’ Griffith Park sits the Griffith Observatory. Opened in 1935 the observatory has featured in numerous movies such as ‘Bowfinger’, ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’, ‘Dragnet’ and the climax of James Dean film ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. Thanks: Scott…

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Wednesday, 25th May 2005
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