Some people reading this article might remember when the original Home Alone movie came out. It was filmed in New York City and featured scenes in places like Rockefeller Center where the ice skating rink is set up every winter around Christmas.
This was not something that set up just specifically for the movie. It really happens every year, and people come from around the world to ice skate at Rockefeller Center. New York is alsofamous for lots of other movies being filmed there. In the 1970's, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Epic Mafis films The Godfather, and The Godfather Part 2, were also filmed in New York as discussed in the blog about film "Perez Lavigne". In 1982, the younger girls might remember the movie Annie coming out and that too was filmed in New York City. Also, for those Dustin Hoffman fans reading this article, Tootsie was also filmed in New York City in 1982. In 1984, the first of the Ghost Busters Series was filmed in New York City as well.
Another location that has become very popular because it has been in so many different movies over the years is the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is used as the back drop in movies quiet often. Therefore, people have had the opportunity to see it several times in different movies, and can't resist the urge to see it up close and personal in real life.
Another city that has become very popular in recent years is Forks, Washington. Some of the bigger Twilight fans may already know this, but for those of you who are not Twilight fans, Forks is the city that Twilight is filmed in.
Also in Washington, Seattle to be specific, Sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan was filmed. This is the love story, or chick flick, that you can still hear people talking about to this day. Some people might remember the scene where Tom Hanks is seen shopping in Seattle's Pike's Place Market, the famous outdoor market in Downtown Seattle where the employees in the fish market are known for throwing the fish from one person to another.