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    13 Locations That Appear In Totally Different Movies And TV Shows

    Teen Wolf, Gone Girl, and a Beyoncé music video were filmed at the same abandoned mall?!?

    1. Pasadena City Hall

    City hall at night (Pasadena, California
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    Pasadena Hall was built in 1927. Its architects, John Bakewell and Arthur Brown, were inspired by architecture from the Italian Renaissance. Its striking design and close proximity to Hollywood has made the building a popular filming location since the 1930s!

    You probably recognise Pasadena City Hall as Pawnee City Hall, AKA where Leslie Knope works for most of Parks and Recreation.


    Pasadena City Hall also appears in A Cinderella Story as the place where Sam's father and stepmother get married.


    Charlie Chaplin used Pasadena City Hall as the backdrop for a scene in The Great Dictator.

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    2. El Segundo High School


    Like Pasadena City Hall, El Segundo High School was also built in 1927. According to IMDB, 37 movies and TV shows have used El Segundo High as a filming location – here are just three examples!

    You can spot El Segundo High as Max's school in The Babysitter and The Babysitter: Killer Queen.


    Pasadena High makes a brief appearance in Superbad as Seth and Evan's high school.

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    In Joan of Arcadia, Arcadia High is actually Pasadena High.


    3. Kenwood House

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    Kenwood House, located in the heart of Hampstead Heath, is a 17th century mansion that served as a residence for the Earls of Mansfield through the 18th and 19th centuries. Now, its a free museum!

    You can see the house in the 1999 adaptation of Mansfield Park.


    Julia Robert's character shoots a period movie at Kenwood House in the rom-com classic Notting Hill.

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    In Mr. Malcolm's List, an amazing short film starring Gemma Chan, Kenwood House appears as an unnamed estate.

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    4. Casa Loma

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    When this Toronto castle was built in the early 20th century, it was the largest private residence in Canada. Due to personal financial difficulties, the original owner of Casa Loma had to auction off the house before construction was fully finished. Nowadays, Casa Loma is a museum and popular wedding location for Toronto couples!

    In Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Scott and Ramona head over to Casa Loma to fight Lucas Lee, one of the evil exes.

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    5. You can also spot Casa Loma in the Disney masterpieces Twitches AND Twitches Too.


    In Shadowhunters, Casa Loma was used as the location for the Adamant Citadel (AKA the place where the Iron Sisters forge Shadowhunter weapons).


    6. Robson Square

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    Robson Square is a plaza located in downtown Vancouver. Like many filming locations in Vancouver, Robson Square is almost always used to portray an American location.

    The Flash uses Robson Square as the location for Central City Square.

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    In the X-Files revival, Scully meets an old colleague at Washington Square, but it's really Robson's Square.

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    In Fringe, a scene set at Boston Plaza was actually filmed at Robson Square.

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    7. Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center


    Hawthorne Plaza is an abandoned mall in Hawthorne, California. The deterioration of the mall makes it perfect for filming spooky or apocalyptic scenes.

    The abandoned mall appears in a creepy Gone Girl scene.

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    Westworld uses the mall as the "Cold Storage" site where decommissioned hosts are stored.


    Teen Wolf used the abandoned mall in their season three episode "Frayed".


    Beyoncé's "Superpower" music video was also filmed at the Hawthorne Plaza Shopping Center.

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    8. LA Union Station

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    LA Union Station is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the United States. Built by the father-son architect team John and Donald Parkinson, the station features a distinctive combination of Spanish Colonial and Art Deco architecture.

    In Bladerunner, the police station is actually the Union Station.

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    In The Dark Knight Rises, you can spot the distinctive train station in the scene where Scarecrow holds a kangeroo court.

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    In Catch Me If You Can, Union Station was transformed into a Miami bank.

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    9. Delmar T. Oviatt Library

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    The Oviatt Library is located on the California State University Northridge (CSUN) campus.

    The Starfleet Academy in Star Trek is actually the Delmar T. Oviatt Library.

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    In Sky High, the library was used as the exterior of the superhero high school.


    We Are Your Friends heavily featured the CSUN campus, so it's no surprise that the Oviatt Library made an appearance.

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    You can also see the library in Justin Bieber's "Intentions" music video.

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    10. Angels Flight Railway

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    Angels Flight is a funicular railway in Downtown LA that was originally built in 1901. After being defunct for three years, the railway re-opened in 2017 to the delight of tourists and residents alike.

    The railway can be spotted in La La Land's summer montage.

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    In The Muppets, Gary rides the Angel's Flight Railway as he sings "Man or Muppet."


    Angels Flight Railway also appears in The Turning Point, a 1952 film noir movie.

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    11. The Crank House

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    The Crank House, also known as Fair Oaks Ranch, is located in Altadena, California.

    Miss Trunchbull's house (which is later returned to Miss Honey) in Matilda is actually Crank House.

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    Crank House becomes a sorority house in Scream 2.

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    And in Catch Me If You Can, you can spot Crank House as the residence of Brenda's parents.

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    12. Quality Cafe

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    The Quality Cafe is no longer open to customers, but still operates as a filming location.

    In 500 Days of Summer, Summer dumps Tom at the Quality Cafe.

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    In Se7en, the Quality Cafe is where Tracy confides in Somerset.

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    In Ghost World, Enid and Rebecca hang out at the Quality Café.

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    13. Venice High School

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    Located in LA, Venice High School boasts several notable alumni including Harry Snyder, the founder of the popular fast-food chain In-And-Out.

    In Grease, Venice High became Rydell High, home of the Pink Ladies and T-Birds.

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    In American History X, Venice Beach High is portrayed by Venice High.

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    Bowling for Soup filmed their "High School Never Ends" music video at Venice High.

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    And while it's a little bit hard to see, Britney Spear's "...Baby One More Time" iconic music video was also filmed at Venice High.


    Did we miss any popular filming locations? Let us know in the comments below.

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