Recycled Movie Sets

While many film productions opt to shoot on a sound stage with a set specifically built for the movie in question, sometimes it’s just cheaper and easier to create a movie set at a location that already exists. It could be a diner, hotel, mansion, police station or anything. And sometimes, a certain location is just so good that it gets reused for a completely different movie, but you may not even recognize it.

Below you can check out a video that runs through 10 recycled movie sets that you might have seen in multiple movies. For example, did you know the interior of the iconic Ghostbusters firehouse can be seen as an auto shop in The Mask?

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The title of the video isn’t entirely accurate since there are far more than 10 movies that have reused the sets in question. For example, The Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills (at 1:33) can be seen in The Big Lebowski, There Will Be Blood¬†and The Muppets, in addition to Star Trek Into Darkness. And those are just a few of the films that have used the mansion.

The same can be said for the first location in the video, The Quality Cafe. And the main reason that location has been used in tons of movies like Se7en, Gone in 60 Seconds, Training Day, Catch Me If You Can, Old School and (500) Days of Summer is because the location isn’t really a diner anymore, and is specifically used for movies that need a diner in which to shoot.

These are just 10 locations that have been reused in several major movies, but there are plenty of other real places that you’ve probably seen several times in movies.

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