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Iconic Movie Locations Then and Now (14 pics)

Posted in Picdumps   24 Feb 2015   / 7510 views

These movie locations became well known for their role in some of the most popular movies from the past but it is very interesting to see how they really look today.


The historic Golden Nugget casino, featured in the James Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever' in 1971, underwent a $100 million renovation
And The Mint, a casino also seen in the film, was sold in 1988 and is now part of Binion's Horseshoe Casino
Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film Pulp Fiction transformed a Glendale, California, 44-lane bowling alley into Jack Rabbit Slim's. The location, famous for John Travolta and Uma Thurman's twist dance, has since been shuttered
The fire escape that Richard Gere's character climbed in Pretty Woman to declare his love for Julia Robert's prostitute with a heart of gold remains intact at the Las Palmas Hotel on 1738 Las Palmas Ave in Hollywood
The New York streets (pictured is 7th Ave and 43rd) have modernized to include a Walgreens and advertisements 
Schwab's Pharmacy, featured in 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard, was a real drug store where many movie actors and industry executives hung out. It was demolished in 1983 and a shopping complex featuring a Starbucks stands in its place
Although the stores next to New York's Carnegie Delicatessen featured in Woody Allen's 'Broadway Danny Rose' may have come and gone, the deli on 7th Ave is still standing strong
And fans hoping to see the McFly residence from Back To The Future will be happy to know little has changed at the Arleta, California home
The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, on 145 West 46th Street in New York, was used to film the exteriors for the high school in 1980's 'Fame' 
The Martini family's home from 'It's A Wonderful Life' also remains unchanged, 67 years after the Christmas classic was filmed
But the movie's neighborhood doesn't look exactly the same. A sign reading 'Welcome to Bailey Park' has been removed, and now large trees hide the houses that could once be seen dotting the street
Some houses lining the San Francisco streets used in the 1968 Steve McQueen crime film 'Bullitt' haven't even changed their paint job 
But the same can't be said for the once fire engine-red building seen in Al Pacino's 'Serpico' in 1973 
The police station in 1948 noir 'Naked City' is West 20th Street has also been preserved in the Big Apple, where it remains a NYPD precinct

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