Filming Locations of Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion (part 1)
The Actual Southern California Locations where
"Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion" was filmed.
Romy & Michelle's
High School Reunion opens with an aerial shot of Venice
zooming (east) into the girl's apartment window. The sidewalk which runs
along the beach,
in front of the buildings in Venice, is known as Ocean Front Walk.
The 4-story brick
apartment building in Venice where Romy and Michelle live is
located at 417 Ocean Front Walk,
in Venice (a couple of blocks south of Rose Avenue).
It was recently renovated, and is now called "The
Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michelle (Lisa
Kudrow) are seen out strolling past shops (while discussing which "group" they belonged to when
they were in high school).
At first it appears that they are still on Venice's Ocean Front Walk, but
They are really miles away, on Third Street
in West L.A. Behind them, you can
see "Zipper Art Form & Function" at 8316
W. 3rd Street, and a "Fabrics Plus"
at 8314 W. 3rd Street. (That's on the
somewhat quirky stretch of Third Street,
between Farmers Market and the
The girls have lunch (while
looking through their high school yearbook) in a cafe
plaid booths and a counter (with stools), as well as an outdoor patio dining
This is actually "Swinger's"
restaurant, at 8020 Beverly Blvd, in
West L.A., just two
streets north of the Third Street shopping area mentioned above. The cafe
located on the outside corner of the Beverly Laurel Motor Hotel.
Romy & Michelle have flashback memories
of their time at high school (when they are
tormented by the popular girls.) Their "Sagebrush
High School" is supposed to be in
Tucson, Arizona. But it's really in L.A. too. It's actually Valencia High School,
located at 27801 Dickason Drive, about
a mile and a half northeast of Six Flags
Magic Mountain amusement park.
(Valencia High was also seen
in the movies "BioDome" and "Pleasantville".)
The Jaguar auto dealership (where Romy works)
was reportedly "Rusnak Pasadena",
a luxury car dealer located at 337 W. Colorado
Blvd, in Pasadena, CA.
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Some of the photos on this
page are stills from the DVD of "Romy & Michelle's High School
(which you can buy by clicking
here) and are copyright Touchstone Pictures.