Feb 25, 2015

Famous Movie Locations Back In The Day And Today (14 pics)

By on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Have you ever wondered what became of Marty McFly's house from "Back to the Future"? What about Jack Rabbit Slim's from "Pulp Fiction"? Some famous movie locations have aged well but others aren't looking so good nowadays. Find out what happened to some of the most iconic film locations in cinema.

The historic Golden Nugget casino, featured in the James Bond film 'Diamonds Are Forever' in 1971, underwent a $100 million renovation
And The Mint, a casino also seen in the film, was sold in 1988 and is now part of Binion's Horseshoe Casino
Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film Pulp Fiction transformed a Glendale, California, 44-lane bowling alley into Jack Rabbit Slim's. The location, famous for John Travolta and Uma Thurman's twist dance, has since been shuttered
The fire escape that Richard Gere's character climbed in Pretty Woman to declare his love for Julia Robert's prostitute with a heart of gold remains intact at the Las Palmas Hotel on 1738 Las Palmas Ave in Hollywood

The New York streets (pictured is 7th Ave and 43rd) have modernized to include a Walgreens and advertisements
Schwab's Pharmacy, featured in 1950 classic Sunset Boulevard, was a real drug store where many movie actors and industry executives hung out. It was demolished in 1983 and a shopping complex featuring a Starbucks stands in its place

Although the stores next to New York's Carnegie Delicatessen featured in Woody Allen's 'Broadway Danny Rose' may have come and gone, the deli on 7th Ave is still standing strong

And fans hoping to see the McFly residence from Back To The Future will be happy to know little has changed at the Arleta, California home
The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, on 145 West 46th Street in New York, was used to film the exteriors for the high school in 1980's 'Fame'

The Martini family's home from 'It's A Wonderful Life' also remains unchanged, 67 years after the Christmas classic was filmed

But the movie's neighborhood doesn't look exactly the same. A sign reading 'Welcome to Bailey Park' has been removed, and now large trees hide the houses that could once be seen dotting the street

Some houses lining the San Francisco streets used in the 1968 Steve McQueen crime film 'Bullitt' haven't even changed their paint job
But the same can't be said for the once fire engine-red building seen in Al Pacino's 'Serpico' in 1973

The police station in 1948 noir 'Naked City' is West 20th Street has also been preserved in the Big Apple, where it remains a NYPD precinct


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