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Thu, Nov 22, 2018 7:08 PM

Live Poll: So You Have a Store or Business That Was Featured In a Movie, Big Deal

The list page https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045808908/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/U5tHuG692lo/

These are movies or television shows that feature an actual business (preferably stores, but others can be included) that still exists, or had existed, in the real world with actual fixed addresses. Which is your favorite? To suggest more or rave about the show or movie, go here! (The location of the business in the real world, with the suggestion, is preferred.) The most popular is listed last. You got to read through the whole list.

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2 years ago

I know there is one base on the first department store in The UK that was aired on the BBC but I forgot it’s name. It was aired on the PBS stations here in the USA. I want that one on this list too. Can someone tell me ot’s Name?

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Selfridges?

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That is it!

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hi

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2 years ago

You have Barnum spelled incorrect twice on The Greatest Showman entry.

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I’ll correct it. Thank you!

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2 years ago

Not totally sure these apply:
FAO Schwartz - Big (keyboard dance) - at the time of the film the store was in the General Motors Building at 767 Fifth Ave at 58th St., NYC
Katz's Deli - When Harry Met Sally (the orgasm scene) - 205 East Houston Street, Lower East Side, NYC
Shakespeare and Company - Before Sunset (book reading) - 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 5th arrondissement, Paris

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Oh yes they do!!! Part of the fun of this poll is that in some of the more fictional stories and the true ones too, is that some of the places you may think that they are made up actually exists. I realized this when I was watching a videotape of My Lucky Star and found out that Cabot’s actually existed. I mean the story was so corny and absurd that it was obliviously phonetic but you find out the store is real. ( I would recommend watching the film for Sonja Henie’s skating numbers (She was a gold medal winning Olympian after all), Ceaser Romero’s fantastic turn at light comedy, and the comedy interplay of Buddy Wbsen and Joan Davis. Also, believe it or not, the world famous striptease artist who inspired the musical Gypsy and had her own talk show, Gypsy Rose Lee appears in this film under her real name, Louise Hovick, in the role of Marcelle La Verne, a nightclub singer. Forget the story, enjoy the comedy and enjoy the skating.)

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That was supposed to say:”Oh yes they do!!! Part of the fun of this poll is that in some of the more fictional stories and the true ones too, is that some of the places you may think that they are made up actually exists. I realized this when I was watching a videotape of My Lucky Star and found out that Cabot’s actually existed. I mean the story was so corny and absurd that it was obliviously phony but you find out the store is real. ( I would recommend watching the film for Sonja Henie’s skating numbers (She was a gold medal winning Olympian after all), Ceasar Romero’s fantastic turn at light comedy, and the comedy interplay of Buddy Ebsen and Joan Davis. Also, believe it or not, the world famous striptease artist who inspired the musical Gypsy and had her own talk show, Gypsy Rose Lee appears in this film under her real name, Louise Hovick, in the role of Marcelle La Verne, a nightclub singer. Forget the story, enjoy the comedy and enjoy the skating.)”

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2 years ago

dgranger,

My vote: Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

For your consideration:
Mystic Pizza (1988)

Mystic Pizza
56 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355
Open Daily 10:00am to 11:00pm
http://www.mytogo.co/Mystic_Pizza_Main/
Our story begins in 1973... when the Zelepos family opened Mystic Pizza. Hard work, family effort and a "secret recipe" contributed to the long run success of Mystic Pizza. Of course, the real reason behind our success is our pizza. So addicting is Mystic Pizza that the crowds grew and grew.

The day Hollywood came to town... Incredibly, Mystic Pizza® caught the eye of screenwriter Amy Jones, who was summering in the area. Ms. Jones chose Mystic Pizza as the focus and setting for her story of the lives and loves of three young waitresses. The movie was filmed on location in Mystic and neighboring towns. "Mystic Pizza" was released in 1988 and was a hit, even Siskel and Ebert gave it two thumbs up!

Meanwhile, back in Mystic... the little pizza shop could barely keep up the demand. Customers lined the sidewalk, waiting to taste "A Slice of Heaven." Menus and matchbooks disappeared in amazing quantities. Cars on Main Street dangerously avoided pizza fans who straddled the yellow lines angling for photos. What could we do? We answered the hungry demand and opened Mystic Pizza II in North Stonington. This shop thrived, but it still wasn't enough to satisfy nationwide pizza fans...

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One “Slice of Heaven” coming up.

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dgranger,

Thanks to adding Mystic Pizza (1988).

I attended a conference in New London, Connecticut. Mystic, Connecticut is adjacent to New London. I missed the opportunity to visit Mystic Pizza. However, many of the people attending the conference did. They told me that the movie was constantly running on television screens throughout the pizzeria.

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2 years ago

I suggest taking out the "so what" in your title. It doesn't add or say anything, there's no point to it.

Orgasm is spelled wrong in the Katz's entry.

Ccloses should be Closed in the FAO Schwarz entry.

You should capitalize Midtown in FAO Schwarz and Square in Elf.

Cool shout-outs. Please make my name all lower case - yrnej. Thanks!

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Edits done.
The intention of the “Big Deal” part of the title was to give it a flippant comedic feel to title. But I have a problem doing and avoiding using punctuation in the the title. I see that I had failed. So it is out.

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2 years ago

Urb,

This may be a little to much to consider for your poll:
Up in the Air (I) (2009)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_in_the_Air_(2009_film)#Filming
Filming was mostly done in the St. Louis area. Several scenes were filmed at the Berry and McNamara Terminals at Detroit Metro Airport in late February 2009 with minimal filming in Omaha, in Las Vegas and in Miami, Florida.[31][32][33][34] Missouri and St. Louis leaders provided $4.1 million in tax credits for the $25 million film.[35] Producers set up a St. Louis production office on January 5, 2009.[36] Filming began in St. Louis on March 3, 2009, and continued through the end of April.[23] The film includes 80 different sets at 50 locations throughout the St. Louis area, including St. Louis Lambert International Airport Concourse C and Concourse D[36][37] (which played the part of several airports across America), the Mansion House apartments in downtown St. Louis,[24] Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, Hilton St. Louis Airport,[38] the Cheshire Inn, the GenAmerica building (700 Market), Renaissance Grand Hotel, Maplewood United Methodist Church, and Affton High School.[39] The film was shot at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for five days, twenty hours each day.[40]

Business Locations:

http://mansionhouse.com/
Mansion House Apartments
300 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63102

https://www.reservationcounter.com/hotels/show/106421?gclid=Cj0KCQiA597fBRCzARIsAHWby0Hoj6Y8NmqNeMvG...
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
1 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102

https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/missouri/hilton-st-louis-airport-STLHIHF/index.html
Hilton St. Louis Airport
10330 Natural Bridge Road, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63134-3303, USA

http://www.cheshirestl.com/
The Cheshire
6300 Clayton Rd, Richmond Heights, MO 63117

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/700_Market
General American Life Insurance Company National Headquarters
706 Market St., St. Louis, Missouri 63102

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/stlmg-marriott-st-louis-grand/
Marriott St. Louis Grand
800 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101

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Not a problem since I had already included a film that featured two stores in it. (Actually, more when you think of how many store names were mentioned in it but I had just focused on the big two main ones.) So if 34th Street can have this miracle, so can “Up in the Air”. I’ll just leave out the Mason House since that is residential apartments.

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It is on. And with over 295 thousand votes, guess spot it is in.

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dgranger,

Thanks.

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2 years ago

It seems like the business should only be included if it is called the same name in real life and in the movie. Otherwise there are tons and tons that would apply. So something like the Overlook from The Shining wouldn't be on the list because that building where the movie was filmed was never actually a hotel called the Overlook.

But could you confirm?

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Yes, that is. And prior to the making of the film. That is why Stan Mikta’s donuts from “Wayne’s World” is not on the list. It came into being AFTER the film was made. The story behind that is that Meyers had regularly eaten donuts at a shop in Canada that a toranto player had opened up. But since Wayne’s World is set in the Chicago suburbs, he wanted to use his old memory but name it after a Chicago Blackhawk player Stan Mikta instead.

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2 years ago

FYC:
The Derby - Swingers (Swing dance scene at the end) - 4500 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Feliz, CA
Boulmiche Boutique - Pretty Woman ("Big mistake..huge") - 9501 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA
Thrift Town - Lady Bird (trying on dresses, "What if this is the best version?") - 410 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA
Boutique Cartier NYC - Ocean's Eight (inspecting and scanning the necklace) - 653 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

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I’ll go one better on the Oceans film. I belief all the casinos mentioned in the orginnal were real. The Sands, Ceasar’s Palace, The Flamingo.
Ooops, Ceasar’s Palace wasn’t in the film. Sorry.

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I’ll get the last one on but right now I have to go to work and I’m worried about the streets. It is snowing here in Chicago.

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How about Thrift Town? It's the actual store Greta Gerwig used to shop at herself. And I think it's a nice counterpoint to the Boulmiche Boutique. 

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It is going on.

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No. But the drive in it was white knuckle scary.

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2 years ago

FYC:

Harrods, Knightsbridge, London
in Peter Rabbit (2018)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5117670/...

Article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/pet...

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Bergdorf Goodman, Fifth Avenue, New York
in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087755/...

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Both are added. I was wondering when Harrods was going to show up. Thanks Peter.

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I was thinking there must be some scenes in Herrods but I couldn't find any. Good one PBN.

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2 years ago

The set maybe Hollywood but the name of the nightclub, “Club Carousel” (not to be confused with “The Carousel Club” that is an adult entertainment club) was a real club on 52nd street in New York City. The movie? Guess. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SpKRQWX...
http://popspotsnyc.com/jazz_clubs/