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July 29, 2008 at 9:51 pm #587638
Many movies have had scenes shot in Seattle such as The Slender Thread, McQ, Cinderella Liberty and It Happened at the Worldâ€™s Fair. But what movies have had scenes shot in West Seattle and where were they?
The only one Iâ€™ve ever witnessed is when they shot some scenes outside the house at 38th and Belvidere for Harry and the Hendersons. One of those big car carrier trucks with “Universal Studios” on the door sat for about a week down the street (they truck up cars specially outfitted for cameras, sound and handling.) The scene they shot at that house didnâ€™t involve any cars so I donâ€™t know where the cars were used.
I remember when Frances was released and there was some ire at the time about how they didnâ€™t use Frances Farmerâ€™s actual childhood house on 47th between Admiral and Lander in the movie, though they did tart up the exterior of the old Paramount Theater downtown for shooting there.
Anyone else have any memories specifically of West Seattle locations?July 29, 2008 at 9:57 pm #632475
Singles – early/mid 80’s. About the grunge scene. A big part of the movie was a t-bone car accident at the intersection of California and Charlestown.July 29, 2008 at 10:07 pm #632476
Argueable the most famous West Seattle movie is Sleepless in Seattle when Tom Hanks take Johan in his little aluminum boat from Lake Union to Alki beach with Meg Ryan following along on the Viaduct. The audience erupted in laughter and I am pretty sure that did not happen in any other city.July 29, 2008 at 10:23 pm #632477
lol..Zenguy..just think, if we could really do that, they could make that viaduct disappear in an instant – lol…July 29, 2008 at 10:29 pm #632478July 29, 2008 at 10:36 pm #632479
ahahah Zenguy- we must have been in the same theatre. I can’t recall laughing that hard at a movie that *wasn’t* a comedy!July 29, 2008 at 10:39 pm #632480
My grandmother actually had a tv series filmed on her street (Arch Ave above Salty’s)and the neighbors house, I think it was A Year in the Life.July 29, 2008 at 10:47 pm #632481
A scene from the 1999 film “10 Things I Hate About You” with Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles was shot at a bar somewhere on Alki.July 29, 2008 at 10:51 pm #632482
JenVMemberJuly 29, 2008 at 11:17 pm #632483
The Johnson/Tice house on Sunset was used in “Sleepless in Seattle” Rosie’s apt was part of that house and the Thanksgiving dinner scene I believe was in the dinning room. The big light gray house on sunset that recently sold.July 29, 2008 at 11:43 pm #632484
Not quite the same topic, but my partner saw Danny DeVito at the gas station on the corner of Admiral and California 2 Friday’s ago. We thought maybe something was being filmed in the area.July 29, 2008 at 11:51 pm #632485July 29, 2008 at 11:56 pm #632486
Not a movie but tv – Pier 1 was supposedly a dock on Lake Erie in the X-Files.July 30, 2008 at 12:10 am #632487
WSBKeymasterJuly 30, 2008 at 12:37 am #632488
A house in the Gatewood Area was painted and the yard fixed up to replicate the home Steve Prefontaine grew up in Coos Bay. They filmed the track scenes at West Seattle football stadium.July 30, 2008 at 1:47 am #632489
There was a brief tv show called “Under One Roof” (starring James Earl Jones) filmed in Seattle in about 1995.
Danny DeVito’s daughter Lucy starred at the Intiman in a play about Anne Frank last spring — maybe some connection to his current sighting.July 30, 2008 at 2:20 am #632490
Rumor has it that Robin Williams is in town filming for a few days, but doesn’t appear there is a connection with Danny Devito on that project…July 30, 2008 at 2:57 am #632491
Forgot about the Prefontane movie. We were approached by a location crew. WSB World HQ almost went Hollywood.July 30, 2008 at 3:18 am #632492
I believe part of the movie Frances with Jessica Lange was filmed above the steel mill on Pigeon Hill.July 30, 2008 at 3:21 am #632493
zero…love your posting name :)
from the main page…Lindsey Crouse and Joe Mantegna in “House of Games”…a great flick…July 30, 2008 at 3:50 am #632494
Robin Williams is in town. I went to the Sub-Pop comedy show at the Moore and saw him walking down the street soon after. I asked him if I could buy him a beer and what he was up to that night. He kind of rudly replied, “I’m going to go get drunk”. Anyway he’s around. Also did’nt they film “Step Brothers” here in West Seattle?July 30, 2008 at 5:20 am #632495
Robin Williams WS link: He has donated proceeds from at least two previous shows to the West Seattle Food Bank. (one previous mention here:
Still have never quite gotten an explanation from WSFB as to why he singled them out – but on the other hand, my late mom used to always say, “if you’re going to ask why, it makes as much sense to ask why NOT” – TRJuly 30, 2008 at 6:19 am #632496
So I guess Danny Devito was in town quite a bit recently because his daughter played Anne Frank in the Intiman’s “The diary of Anne Frank”. Not sure why he was in West Seattle though, and not sure why she saw him 2 weeks ago since the play only went through May. Maybe she is in something else.July 30, 2008 at 6:45 am #632497July 30, 2008 at 6:51 am #632498
“born to be wild” with wil horneff. summer 1994 hollywood came to west seattle high. we got to be extras in the auditorium and cafeteria scenes. i don’t know how it turned out. never watched the movie myself. maybe i should rent it one day or maybe we should take these movie titles and have them show at the sidewalk cinema sometime. that would be fun.
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