Pennsylvania March 21, 2015
Here Are 10 Movies You Might Not Have Known Were Filmed In Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has a lot to offer, scenery-wise– maybe that’s why so many movies have been shot here. Pittsburgh in particular is known for its rich cinematic history and thriving filmmaking industry. Here are ten movies filmed in Pennsylvania… And that’s just the start.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is based on the coming-of-age novel by the same name, and both are set in Pittsburgh.
The Dark Knight Rises was filmed partially in Pittsburgh, under the working title Magnus Rex in order to keep fans from swarming the set.
Dawn of the Dead was primarily shot inside the Monroeville Mall, which is right outside Pittsburgh.
Night of the Living Dead, another classic zombie flick, was filmed in Evans City. The rural land where the movie was filmed is now a turf farm.
The Deer Hunter, which won five academy awards, partially took place in Clairton, Pennsylvania and parts were filmed on location.
Marley & Me, the movie based on the memoir that takes place in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, was filmed in West Chester. Because the film covers Marley's entire life, 22 different labrador retrievers were used in production.
Silence of the Lambs was filmed mostly around Pittsburgh. The setting for the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane was the Western Center near Canonsburg.
Everyone has seen the iconic scene of Rocky running up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art! A statue of Rocky that was commissioned for the third movie now stands at the top of the steps.
The Avengers was shot all around the country, though some scenes call Pennsylvania their home. A mushroom farm in Worthington provided 150 miles of abandoned limestone tunnels for filming.
Silver Lining's Playbook was shot in locations all around our beautiful state-- including Malvern, Hatfield, Pheonixville, and Royersford.
What an impressive legacy for Pennsylvania. Many residents of our state have had run-ins with movie stars or stumbled onto movie sets– do you have any of these stories?