Reenact A Famous Scene From Rainman At Pompilio’s Across The River From Cincinnati

You may know by now that Hollywood loves the Queen City and especially in recent years, many films have been shot in our area. We’ve even been named one of the best cities in the country for filming, and of course we have to agree! With diverse neighborhoods, historic buildings, and relatively low costs, Cincinnati can become the backdrop of practically any era.

Perhaps those are the qualities that brought Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, along with the rest of the cast and crew of Rainman, to Cincinnati in the 1980s. Hopefully you’ve seen this incredible movie and not just for the acting, but for all of the Cincinnati sightings! One of the most famous scenes involved toothpicks, pancakes, and a pay phone and it was shot at Pompilio’s, a historic restaurant in Newport, Kentucky. You can reenact this scene of Rainman at Pompilio’s and enjoy the delicious food and history at the same time.

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In case you haven’t seen it, here is that iconic scene from Rainman at Pompilio’s:

It’s always fun to see Cincinnati on the big screen and the city was one of the stars of the popular film Rainman, as Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise made their way around the city and surrounding areas. And this particular scene of Rainman at Pompilio’s can be relived today with a reservation at this historic, delicious restaurant in Newport.

Did you know this bit of trivia about Pompilio’s and Cincinnati? What other similar places and stories of Hollywood in Cincinnati do you know? Share with us in the comments!

For more information on Pompilio’s and to make a reservation, visit its website and also follow along on Facebook.

And if you enjoy learning about the history of this area, check out this previous article about the mob-related past of Newport.

Address: 600 Washington Ave, Newport, KY 41071, USA