Seeing Stars: Where the Movies Were
Shot (on Location)
(Thanks to Owen for finding the house
and letting us know.)
As you may remember, in the movie the house was haunted because it had been built upon an old burial ground. But the real home is located in a normal residential suburb - no skeletons in the swimming pool here!
However, the neighborhood that is seen in the opening credits of "POLTERGEIST" is not the same one where the main house is located (Simi Valley), but is in fact located in about one mile north of the 101 Freeway at the Kanan Road exit in Agoura Hills. (That's about 20 miles southwest of the Simi Valley house, as the freeway crawls.)
The streets seen in the opening of the movie are Kanan Road (which is the road seen with the center divider and a single car driving on each side), Shadycreek Drive (shown in the first neighborhood scene and the scene where a red car is driving down it), Rustling Oaks Drive (where the large oak tree in the middle of the street is), and Calmfield Avenue, Calabria Drive and Gleam Court (seen in a couple of shots just before and after the guy heads out of the cul-de-sac on his bike carrying the beer). After that, the camera cuts to the neighborhood in Simi Valley where the house is located.
Click here to see more photos and a map of the neighborhood.
of Kevin Sandoval.
The address is 7121 Lonzo Street, in Tujunga, CA
of Steve Bernardo - email@example.com.)
The Murphy Sculpture Garden on the UCLA campus was the scene of some serious flirting by Richard Gere & Valerie Kaprisky in 1983's "BREATHLESS." The historic Royce Hall at UCLA, and the UCLA campus in general has served at backdrop to countless films and TV series including the chase scenes in the movie "GOTCHA!," and as the college scenes from "THE GRADUATE," "THE SURE THING," and 1998's "DR. DOOLITTLE" (with Eddie Murphy.)
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1995 - 1996
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