top of page

Around downtown Reno in many movies

Movie Footsteps in Reno HISTORIC RENO PRESERVATION SOCIETY

1. NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM & OLD RENO ARCH

Cars owned by mary Pickford, Elliott Gould, John Wayne and James Dean; one used in Titanic and one that inspired The Great Race

1960s Arch: Cobb (1994)

…cross Renaissance parking lot to :

2. RIVERSIDE

The Women (1939), Charlie Chan in Reno (1939), Desert Hearts (1986), Blind Fury (1989)

…south of Riverside:

WASHOE COUNTY COURTHOUSE & HISTORIC MARKER

The Misfits (1960), Pffft! (1954), Edie & Pen


…cross S. Virginia to:

3. MAPES SITE

The Misfits, Desert Hearts, California Split (1976)

…plaques show building; art exhibits celebrate Burning Man

….continue north on Virginia Street

4. CAL NEVA/VIRGINIAN

Waking Up in Reno (2000), In Cold Blood (1996), Edie & Pen (1996), Letters from a Killer (1998), Love Ranch (2008)

…nearby: Nugget (Up Close and Personal); crosswalk (Mafia!-1998); alley for Diamonds

5. HARRAH’S RENO

The Deep End (2001), Matilda (1978), The Misfits (plaque), Sister Act (1992)

6. HARRAH’S PLAZA, FORMERLY HAROLD’S CLUB)

Fathers’ Day (1996), Imaginary Crimes (1994), Kill Me Again (1989), Sister Act (1992), Five Against the House (1955)

…Five was one of many projects using UNR: Apartment for Peggy (1948), Andy Hardy’s Blonde Trouble (1944), Hilda Crane (1956), Margie (1946), Mother was a Freshman (1949)

7. RENO ARCH

Sister Act plaque; Breaking the Rules (1989), Body and Soul (1997), Diamonds (1999), Edie & Pen (1996), El Cortez (2006), Fathers’ Day (1997), Into the Wild (2010), Love Ranch (2010),The Motel Life (2010), The Pledge (2001), Smith (2006), Thunder Over Reno (2008), Tricks (1997), Unbeatable Harold (2006), Up Close and Personal (1996), Waking Up in Reno (2002).

…previous arch with four diamond shapes moved to the City of Willits and shows up in movies made between 1963 and 1986 including:

California Splits (1974), Matilda (1978), Melvin and Howard (1980), Stacy’s Knights (1984)

8. WHITNEY PEAK (FORMERLY FITZGERALD’S)

Love Ranch, The Pledge, Sister Act, Waking up in Reno

9. ELDORADO HOTEL

Body and Soul, Pink Cadillac

10. SILVER LEGACY

Kingpin, Waking Up in Reno

11. CIRCUS CIRCUS

The Cooler (2002). Former wedding chapels on this spot featured in Promised Land (1986); Breaking the Rules (1992), Desert Hearts (1986), Melvin and Howard (1980), My Blue Heaven (1990)

…turn east to Lake Street

12. NATIONAL BOWLING STADIUM

Kingpin and Bill Murray

13. AMTRACK STATION

Desert Hearts and museum inside

7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

コメント


bottom of page