So You Have a Store or Business That Was Featured In a Movieby dgranger | created - 10 months ago | updated - 10 months ago | Public
These are movies or television shows that feature an actual business (preferably stores, but others can be included) that still exists, or had existed, in the real world with actual fixed addresses. Which is your favorite? To suggest more or rave about the show or movie, go here! (The location of the business in the real world, with the suggestion, is preferred.) The most popular is listed last. You got to read through the whole list.
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1. My Lucky Star (1938)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
The son (Romero) of a department store owner enrolls the store's sports clerk (Henie) at a university to use her as an advertisement for their fashion department. She falls for a teacher (... See full summary »
Cabot Department Store, 5th Ave, New York City, New York, U.S.A. (Closed )
2. Fitzwilly (1967)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
A butler and the staff of an eccentric aged philanthropist whose family wealth is exhausted engage in larceny and crimes to maintain her lifestyle and provide funds for her charitable activities.
Gimbel’s (Closed 1986)
3. The Harvey Girls (1946)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Western
On a train trip West to become a mail-order bride, Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women travelling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle-stop.
Fred Harvey’s The Harvey House chain of restaurants and hotels. Considered the first restaurant chain in the United States. It existed originally at the stops along railroad lines, primarily along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. When passenger railroad travel declined, they became oasis stops along the highways.
4. Moscow on the Hudson (1984)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined.
Votes: 10,284 | Gross: $25.10M
Bloomingdale’s, 5th ave, New York City
5. Mr Selfridge (2013–2016)
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama
Centers on the real-life story of the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's department store.
Selfridges and Co. on Oxford Street, London, England. Thank you, yrnej for remembering this show.
6. The Cotton Club (1984)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Music
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people who visited the club, those who ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
Votes: 15,153 | Gross: $25.93M
The Cotton Club (closed), Harlem neighborhood of New York City, New York
7. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.
Votes: 18,165 | Gross: $25.53M
Bergdorf Goodman, Fifth Avenue, New York. Suggested by Peter.
8. Ocean's 11 (1960)
Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.
Votes: 18,526 | Gross: $12.32M
The Sands (closed June 30, 1996), The Flamingo (still open), The Desert Inn (closed August 28, 2000), The Sahara (now called The SLS Hotel and Casino), and The Riviera (closed on May 4, 2015) were, or are all real casinos in Las Vegas. Thanks to Yrnej for reminding me of this film with her “Ocean’s Eight” suggestion.
9. Mystic Pizza (1988)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.
Votes: 22,912 | Gross: $12.79M
Mystic Pizza, 56 West Main Street Mystic, CT. Suggested by Dan Dassow.
10. Peter Rabbit (2018)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.
Votes: 29,347 | Gross: $115.25M
Harrods, Knightsbridge, London. Suggested by Peter.
11. Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
R | 115 min | Crime, Drama
Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.
Votes: 24,928 | Gross: $0.53M
The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave, Denver Colorado. Suggested by DREAM_WEAVER
12. White Christmas (1954)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
Votes: 28,641 | Gross: $30.00M
Club Carousel, where Rosemary Clooney sang “Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me”. (Not to be confused with “The Carousel Club” which is a different type of club than “Club Carousel”. ) Club Carousel was a jazz nightclub. (Closed), 66 West 52nd. Street , New York City, New York.
13. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Votes: 37,201 | Gross: $2.65M
Macy’s (actually R. H. Macy and Straus Brothers and Co.) and Gimbel’s (Closed 1986). Both were on 5th Ave and Harold Square In New York City.
14. Swingers (1996)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.
Votes: 71,926 | Gross: $4.51M
The Derby (swing dance scene), 4500 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Feliz, CA. Suggested by yrnej.
15. Ocean's Eight (2018)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.
Votes: 154,342 | Gross: $140.22M
Boutique Cartier NYC, (inspecting and scanning the necklace) - 653 Fifth Ave, New York, NY, suggested by yrnej.
16. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
Do I really need to say the name of this one? Tiffany’s, 5th Ave, New York City.
17. Black Mass (2015)
R | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Votes: 158,156 | Gross: $62.58M
Triple O’s Lounge, Broadway at D street, in South Boston (“Southie”). Suggested by DREAM_WEAVER
18. Lady Bird (2017)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
Votes: 187,032 | Gross: $48.96M
Thrift Town, 410 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA. Suggested by yrnej.
19. The Greatest Showman (2017)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Votes: 207,008 | Gross: $174.34M
As it was presented in the movie, P.T. Barnum’s Circus and Museum was at a fixed location in New York City before the building burnt down, and Barnum got his tent.
20. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Votes: 180,432 | Gross: $92.82M
Katz’s Deli, (The orgasm scene), 205 East Houston Street, Lower East Side, NYC - suggested by yrnej.
21. Big (1988)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.
Votes: 182,928 | Gross: $114.97M
FAO Schwartz, (The piano dance scene), 767 Fifth Ave at 58th St., NY. That location was closed but reopened at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown, New York City in 2018. Suggested by yrnej.
22. Elf (2003)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.
Votes: 194,050 | Gross: $173.40M
Gimbel’s (actually Gimbel Brothers Department Store), 5th Ave. Harold Square, New York City (The movie was made after the store had closed in 1986.)
23. Before Sunset (2004)
R | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.
Votes: 213,156 | Gross: $5.82M
Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 5th arrondissement, Paris. Suggested by yrnej.
24. Pretty Woman (1990)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.
Votes: 265,731 | Gross: $178.41M
Boulmiche Boutique, 9501 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA. Suggested by yrnej.
25. Up in the Air (I) (2009)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job, travelling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest, and a new hire.
Votes: 304,104 | Gross: $83.82M
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, 1 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102, and Hilton St. Louis Airport, 10330 Natural Bridge Road, Saint Louis, Missouri, 63134-3303, USA, and The Cheshire Inn, 6300 Clayton Rd, Richmond Heights, MO 63117, and General American Life Insurance Company National Headquarters, 706 Market St., St. Louis, Missouri 63102, and finally Marriott St. Louis Grand, 800 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101. Suggested by Dan Dassow.