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The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. RESIDENTIAL STREET. Squat bungalowsThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. RESIDENTIAL STREET. Squat bungalowsThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.I wanna smooth this guy out here so just wait here for a few minutes. I’ll be right back. Ok? -From Rocky by Sylvester StalloneThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Although it was supposed to be in PhiladelphiaThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Although it was supposed to be in PhiladelphiaThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.set in Nebraska.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The Beacon Town High School gym from 1985’s Teen Wolf was the gym of Lennox Middle School near LAX. Up until last year when the gym went through a $1 million overhaulThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The Beacon Town High School gym from 1985’s Teen Wolf was the gym of Lennox Middle School near LAX. Up until last year when the gym went through a $1 million overhaulThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.studious LAW STUDENTS clad in earth tonesThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.carrying their spartan belongings (coffee makersThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.computers). In the distanceThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.heads turn to see – A silverThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Elle at the wheelThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.buzzing with interest as – Elle’s car stops in front of the dorm. She hops outThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.as she looks around with a smile. Elle looks at Underdog. –From Legally Blonde by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kristen SmithThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Legally Blonde is set in Boston. The Harvard dorm that Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods moves into is the Bovard Administration Building at USC.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The South Pasadena neighborhood from Pretty in Pink is supposed to be in Illinois.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. BUNGALOW. DAWN A rundownThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. BUNGALOW. DAWN A rundownThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. BUNGALOW. DAWN A rundownThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.a seniorThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.is leaning against a new but battered Porsche 944. He is dressed in a wrinkled designer suit. He runs his hand through his windblown blonde hair. He’s an arrogant little bastard. He’s looking across the parking lot.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The exterior of Meadowbrook High School in Pretty in Pink is John Marshall High School - one of the most famous schools seen in movies - located at 3939 Tracy St. in Los Feliz.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. MALL. RECORD STORE. AFTERNOON It’s a high-tone outdoor mall. Music’s playing. Loud.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. CLUB Duckie and a huge BOUNCER are sitting on beat-up folding chairs in back of the bar.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The nightclub that Duckie tries to persuade his way into was Jewel’s Catch One Night ClubThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The nightclub that Duckie tries to persuade his way into was Jewel’s Catch One Night ClubThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the lights are out. Duckie’s sitting on the sidewalk with his back to the wall. He’s staring into the street.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.In Pretty in PinkThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.now Café Crepe on the Third St. Promenade.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. HOUSE. LATER Andie’s favorite house. Cars are parked all over. Every light in the place is on. Music’s pounding.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The house belonging to arrogant “richie” Steff in Pretty in Pink is located in Hancock Park.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. CHINATOWN. COMMERCIAL BUILDING The street is bustling with activity.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The N. Broadway gate in Chinatown from Pretty in PinkThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Duckie is leaning against a lamp post. He’s got his eye on Iona’s apartment. He senses he’s being watched. He sneaks a look to his left.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Businesses along Sun Mun Way in ChinatownThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Businesses along Sun Mun Way in ChinatownThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.all the pain she’s caused himThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.he’s come to be with her. The devotion is real. Under the strange clothesThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the quirks and eccentricities is the strongestThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the quirks and eccentricities is the strongestThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.located at 506 S. Grand Avenue in downtown L.A.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.THE BLUE HORIZON FIGHT CLUB IN PHILADELPHIA… The club itself resembles a large unemptied trash can. The boxing ring is extra small to insure constant battle. The lights overhead have barely enough wattage to see who is fighting. –From Rocky by Sylvester StalloneThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The church boxing ring from the opening of Rocky was located in the Resurrection Church at 1114 S. Lorena St. in Boyle HeightsThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the Olympian boxer refurbished the church and it became the Oscar De La Hoya Youth Boxing Gym. EventuallyThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the Olympian boxer refurbished the church and it became the Oscar De La Hoya Youth Boxing Gym. EventuallyThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the Olympian boxer refurbished the church and it became the Oscar De La Hoya Youth Boxing Gym. EventuallyThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the old ice skating rink at 500 Broadway in Santa Monica was clothing store Fred Segal. CurrentlyThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the old ice skating rink at 500 Broadway in Santa Monica was clothing store Fred Segal. CurrentlyThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.I’ve been comin’ here for six yearsThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.I’ve been comin’ here for six yearsThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.which once stood on this spot and was demolished in 1984 to make room for a parking lot and newer buildings.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.INT. FREEZER – DAY They enter. The freezer resembles a modern torture chamber… row after row of hanging slabs of beef stretch into the darkness to the far end of the refrigerator. The blower overhead causes the men to speak loudly.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.In RockyThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the meat locker in Rocky was actually the Culver City Meat Co.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.located at 3388 S. Robertson Blvd. in Culver City.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.RockyThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.RockyThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the venue of Rocky’s thrillingThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.but ultimately decided to use the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena at Exposition Park.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.In the original version of the scriptThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.director John G. Avildsen suggested that Rocky go to the Philadelphia SpectrumThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.director John G. Avildsen suggested that Rocky go to the Philadelphia SpectrumThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.director John G. Avildsen suggested that Rocky go to the Philadelphia SpectrumThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.director John G. Avildsen suggested that Rocky go to the Philadelphia SpectrumThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.which suggests Teen Wolf takes place in the Cornhusker State.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Scott meets up with Boof outside of school in Teen WolfThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Scott meets up with Boof outside of school in Teen WolfThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Scott meets up with Boof outside of school in Teen WolfThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Scott meets up with Boof outside of school in Teen WolfThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.it is a home design store.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Tony’s Liquor store from Teen WolfThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.TodayThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.located at 6670 Foothill Blvd. in Tujunga.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.STILES: The boss says I’m to pick up a keg of beer… The boss is throwing a big bash for one of the boys down at the gravel pit. He just got paroled. –From Teen Wolf by Jeph Loeb and Matthew WeismanThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The interior of the Quick Stop liquor storeThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.STILES: ListenThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.STILES: ListenThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.played by Jerry LevineThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.played by Jerry LevineThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Stiles and Lewis at the party house. Director Rod Daniel researched teenage life in FremontThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Stiles and Lewis at the party house. Director Rod Daniel researched teenage life in FremontThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Stiles and Lewis at the party house. Director Rod Daniel researched teenage life in FremontThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Stiles and Lewis at the party house. Director Rod Daniel researched teenage life in FremontThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.located at 2334 Honolulu Avenue in Glendale. The current paint job was left over from 1998’s Pleasantville.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.ScottThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.bowlsThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.All of the scoring tables at Montrose Bowl are the same as seen in the movie.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Bowling at Montrose Bowl in Teen WolfThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Montrose Bowl opened in 1936.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Scott walks Pamela homeThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Pamela’s house from Teen Wolf is located in South Pasadena.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Scott Howard’s house from Teen WolfThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.While director Rod Daniel was shooting at Scott’s house on Bushnell Ave. in South PasadenaThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.but the same house that Fox’s Teen Wolf character lived in would later become the home of Marty McFly’s mother in the time-travel comedy.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. STREET – NIGHT A CUSTOMIZED AMC PACERThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.pulls up to the curb beside WAYNE. Inside are ALAN and GARTH. –From Wayne’s World by Mike Myers and Bonnie Turner & Terry TurnerThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Wayne’s AuroraThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Wayne’s AuroraThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.a metalhead who is head down with his legs spread in a pre-vomit position.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Downtown Aurora shots from Wayne’s World were filmed at the intersection of Citrus Avenue and College Street in Covina. TodayThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Downtown Aurora shots from Wayne’s World were filmed at the intersection of Citrus Avenue and College Street in Covina. TodayThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Downtown Aurora shots from Wayne’s World were filmed at the intersection of Citrus Avenue and College Street in Covina. TodayThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.located at 901 N. Maclay Avenue in San Fernando.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. STAN MAKITA DONUTS – NIGHT “STAN MAKITA DONUTS” is a local hangout for WAYNE & HIS HEAVILY METALLIC BUDDIESThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.and customized vans all with their radios blaring. There’s a party atmosphere.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Stan Mikita’s Donuts was a closed down flower shop located at 1220 N. La Brea in Inglewood when the filmmakers found it. Today it’s a taco stand.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. THE GASWORKS – NIGHT WAYNE & GARTH come across a line up of HEAVY METAL GUYS & GIRLS waiting to get into the club. Some of them recognize WAYNE & GARTH from the show and shout heavy metal greetings.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The industrial building used as Aurora heavy metal club the Gasworks is located at 1800 Industrial St. in the downtown arts district.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.WAYNE: Pardon meThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.WAYNE: Pardon meThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.WAYNE: Pardon meThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.WAYNE: Pardon meThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.WAYNE: Pardon meThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Russell FinleyThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.walking into the Aurora Cable 10 public access station.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The exterior of the Aurora TV station was at one time the White Oak Recreation Center in Van Nuys. In 1991The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.an adult daycare center. The organization received a $1 million grant from the Mark Taper Foundation and over the yeas has undergone extensive remodeling. HoweverThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.an adult daycare center. The organization received a $1 million grant from the Mark Taper Foundation and over the yeas has undergone extensive remodeling. HoweverThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.located at 8751 W. Pico BlvdThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.then you’ve eaten at the Aurora Tiki bar from Wayne’s World.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.BENJAMINThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.flanked by Tiki torches. A lighted coconut sits in the center of their table. THE WAITRESSES are dressed as festive island natives and THE BARTENDER is wearing a “Ricky Ricardo” shirt.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.TodayThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the building housed Cantonese restaurant Wan-QThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.the building housed Cantonese restaurant Wan-QThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.THE MUSIC BLASTS LOUD.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.What was originally written as a rehearsal studio became the loft of Wayne’s girlfriendThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.just down the block from the Gasworks.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.EXT. AURORA STREET – DAY WAYNE is playing street hockey in front of his house. GARTH is the goalie. WAYNE shoots a tennis ball into the net.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.“CAR!” “GAME ON!” The Van Nuys street where Wayne and Garth played street hockey.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.INT. MUSIC STORE It’s a Saturday morning. It’s packed. At the back of the store is the percussion area. GARTH heads there. WAYNE & CASSANDRA head to the center island of amplifiers where there are OTHER WEEKEND ROCKSTARSThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.ALAN & TERRY. WAYNE looks up at the wall of guitars and spots a red RickenbackerThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.ALAN & TERRY. WAYNE looks up at the wall of guitars and spots a red RickenbackerThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Ed IntagliaThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Ed IntagliaThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.Cassell’s has a Lyon brand electric guitar signed by Mike Myers and Dana CarveyThe Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.every summer visitors from all over the world come to visit the store because of its use in Wayne’s World. He’ll let fans take photos with the guitar and “Wayne’s World” hat.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.The guitar that Mike Myers used to play the “May I Help You Riff” was already at the shop when Wayne’s World was shot there. Ed keeps it hanging on the wall.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.A replica “No Staiway to Heaven” sign was produced when a local band filmed a music video with a Wayne’s World motif at Cassell’s Music.The Trax record shop from Pretty in Pink — set in Illinois — was located on the corner of Broadway and the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica – now Café Crepe.GARTH in a sound proof drum booth. He is a great drummer. The sequence becomes an MTV moment – what GARTH thinks he looks like when he drums. 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Since the of early days of cinema, when the pioneers of the burgeoning industry moved their business interests from the New York area to Southern California, filmmakers have been using the L.A. region to recreate other cities and towns.

In many cases, before tax incentives initiated by other states and countries began luring productions away from L.A. in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it was cheaper to film here than to travel to a distant location. (And let’s be honest, L.A. had and still has the greatest craftspeople working in the business.) Not only that, but locations found all over the area from downtown to the beach, from the mountains to the high desert can substitute almost any type of American landscape.

“We use L.A. for a lot of things,” says director Joel Schumacher. “Sometimes you can tell it’s L.A., and sometimes it really works.” L.A. Weekly recently visited the locations of a handful of films we believe successfully doubled other cities within L.A.

Jared Cowan is a photographer, camera operator and avid filmgoer living in Los Angeles. In 2002, he graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a B.F.A. in film and video production. Special thanks to location managers Douglas Dresser, Ned Shapiro, production designer Bruce Alan Miller, first assistant director John Hockridge, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library for their assistance.  All location photos by Jared Cowan.  Follow him on Twitter at @JaredCowan1