Some places are famous for showing up in movies. Some places never seem to stop showing up in them. Understandably, there are locations around California, and particularly Los Angeles, that we see over and over in TV and movies. But here are 31 places that you’ll recognize not just from one movie or TV show, but from two, three, or even dozens.
Los Cerritos (Long Beach, California)
There are around 700 houses in this neighborhood, but its Country Club Drive is a popular choice if you live in movies. One house on that street served as Wyatt’s house in Weird Science, Jim Cunningham’s (Patrick Swayze’s) house in Donnie Darko, and Jake’s house in Not Another Teen Movie. Up the street, you’ll find Ferris Bueller’s house, which is also in Not Another Teen Movie, as well as in Red Dragon and a Cheerios commercial. Jim’s and Michelle’s houses from American Pie are also in this neighborhood.
Organic Panificio Restaurant & Cafe (Marina del Rey, California)
This diner has been in Spider-Man (the Tobey Maguire one), as well as in Dexter and Matchstick Men. (I’d like to say you can visit the Royal Diner from Bones, but it’s on a Fox backlot. You can, however, see it in an episode of How I Met Your Mother.) Continue reading 31 Places to Visit That Will Give You Movie Déjà Vu