The Odeon

From the book Bright Lights Big City:

The glittering, curvilinear surfaces inside Odeon are reassuring. The place makes you feel reasonable at any hour, often against bad odds, with its good light and clean luncheonette-via-Cartier deco decor.

Bright lights big city… #jaymcinerney

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So The Odeon was featured in the cover of Jay McInerney’s book.  I read the movie tie-in version that featured Michael J. Fox in the cover instead.  

Ever since I read Jay McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City" in 1984 I've wanted to eat at Odeon….

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Little Shop Around the Corner

Just realised that You’ve Got Mail starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan was based on a film classic Little Shop Around The Corner.  The bookshop featured in the movie You’ve Got Mail is now a dry cleaner shop!

Stanley Hotel

Stephen King had visited this hotel in 1973 and it was this hotel that had inspired his book The Shining. The book was released in the year 1977 and the movie starring Jack Nicholson was released in the year 1980.

The haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado was the inspiration for Stephen King's novel The Shining. I'm loving every minute here!

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The Overlook Hotel in the movie The Shining

After having chosen Stephen King’s novel The Shining as a basis for his next project, Kubrick had sets constructed on soundstages at EMI Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, Britain — to enable chronological filming and changes during production, he used several stages at EMI Elstree Studios in order to make all sets available during the complete duration of production.

The set for the Overlook Hotel was then the largest ever built at Elstree, including a life-size re-creation of the exterior of the hotel. Some of the interior designs of the Overlook Hotel set were based on those of the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park.

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Haystack rock where the Goonies navigate the map

Haystack Rock can be seen in the opening scene of The Goonies, when the Fratellis are fleeing from the police and then enter a race on the beach. It can be seen in the background.

Later in the film you can see the Haystack Rock again when Mikey is pointing out some rocks in the distance.

Took this picture while on vacation of Haystack Rock featured in movies such as the Goonies. #Oregon #PacificOcean

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