Friday, January 31, 2014

End Times Jesus Statue - Owatonna, MN

Known by locals as the Burger King Jesus, this statue can be found at 2300 Heritage Place NW, Owatonna, Minnesota.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dr. Ryland's Office - "Drop Dead Fred" Filming Locations - Minneapolis, MN

 Located at 1403 Harmon Place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this building's interior was used as Dr. Ryland's office in Drop Dead Fred.
 In the above still taken from the film, notice the mirror in the background. I tried my best to take the photo directly in the same spot the camera would have been in, seen below in 2014.

 The above image is a still of the waiting room as it appeared in the film. Below is how it appears in 2014.

 This was my favorite spot and, as a huge fan of this film, I was actually star struck to see these steps in person. Above is a still from the film as the character Namby Pamby makes her appearance. Below is how the steps look in 2014.
This location is now used as part of the local technical college, but you can walk right in and see these locations for yourself...just be aware you have to pay for parking.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Train Station - "Grumpy Old Men" Filming Location - Faribault, MN

This shot is found in the opening credits of the film "Grumpy Old Men." This is supposed to be a train station in Wabasha, Minnesota but can actually be found in Faribault, Minnesota. It is known as the Depot Bar and Grill (as of 2014) and can be found at 311 Heritge Place in Faribualt. The above photo is a still from the film. The below shot is how the building appears in 2014.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jurassic Park - Universal Studios - Los Angeles, CA

 Many of the Jurassic Park set pieces can still be found on the Universal back lot.

They even have a Jurassic Park themed ride!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Dollar House - Rehab Addict - Minneapolis, MN

Located at 3049 3rd Avenue South in Minneapolis,  this house was known as The Dollar House in season three of DIY Network's show "Rehab Addict."

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

White House - Rehab Addict - Minneapolis, MN

Located at 2914 North 4th Street in Minneapolis, this house was featured in Season 4 of the DIY Network's show "Rehab Addict."

Monday, January 20, 2014

Ghost Lore at Beerbelly's - Anoka, MN

Located at 227 East Main Street in Anoka, Minnesota, Beerbelly's Bar was said to have been so haunted that an exorcism was performed in 2002. The exorcist said there were five spirits haunting the building. Unexplained footsteps have still been heard after closing at night and glasses are known to move on their own.

One regular bar patron would often come in and sit at the bar, talking to herself and then leaving. After the 2002 exorcism, she arrived at the bar once again and inquired about where all the spirits had gone...she wasn't talking to herself after all!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Arnold's House - "Jingle All the Way" Filming Location - Edina, MN

This location took me quite awhile to find. However, thanks to Google Earth and and little foresight, I found the filming location used for Arnold's neighborhood in "Jingle All the Way." It can be found on the cul-de-sac of Bruce Place in Edina, Minnesota.

The above photo is how the neighborhood appeared in the opening credits of the film. The photo below is how the neighborhood appeared in 2014.

The house specifically used as Arnold's has changed significantly. Both images above are how the house looked in the film: one at night and one during the day. The below photo is how the house looked in 2014.

First National Bank Building - Hollywood, CA

The First National Bank Building, located at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California was used at the backdrop for the 1950's Superman TV series.

Grauman's Chinese Theater - Hollywood, CA