It is true that there are a lot of locations in the world that have been highly admired for getting selected as film locations. But Staten Island has its special role in filmmaking because many of its locations are chosen in the film history. This is a list of top 10 most famous Staten Island film locations. So, let us check it out!
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10. St. George Ferry Terminal
St. George’s Ferry, the Staten Island terminus of the Staten Island Ferry, is a location chosen by Martin Scorsese in his 1967 drama Who’s That Knocking at My Door? Have you watched that show?
9. Staten Island Zoo
This zoo was founded over 80 years ago. It is the home to more than 200 different animal species. The zoo was selected for the film version of Mr. Popper’s Penguins, starring Jim Carrey.
8. Mitchel Air Force Base Abandoned Runway
Have anyone of you seen Back to The Godfather? In one of its scenes, Mitchel Air Force Base Abandoned Runway was chosen. This was a history movie, so the scene was truly very iconic. The site is tough to reach, but the scene was filmed years ago.
7. 387 St. Paul’s Avenue
This is a 24-room mansion. It was, for the first time, used by HBO Channel for its drama Boardwalk Empire. The beauty of the mansion in this drama was well depicted. Is there any one of you who had a chance to watch this drama?
6. The Old Church of St. Joachim and St. Anne
In The Godfather, the Church of St. Joachim and St. Anne was used. There were no interior shots, but the outside of the church was chosen for some iconic scenes of this movie. The one particular was the revenge-filled “baptism” scene.
5. Pergament Mall
The Pergament Mall is located on 2795 Richmond Avenue. It was used in Martin Scorsese’s classic 1990 film Goodfellas. You can see the scene in the second half of the movie during the helicopter chase scenes.
4. The Corleone Family Home
The Corleone Family Home could be seen in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 The Godfather. It is at 110 Longfellow Avenue. Do you remember that scene with this family home? If no, then you should watch it again to enjoy.
3. Staten Island Ferry
This 24-hour transit option is helpful for trillions of New Yorkers to get to work. It is lucky to have been used in various movies such as The Secret of My Success, Working Girl, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and in television shows like Girls.
2. 36 Hamilton Avenue
This is regarded as an apartment building. It is the home of character in Brian De Palma’s late 70s horror film Sisters, played by Margot Kidder. Still if you happen to watch this building live, it will look the same as was in the movie, years back.
1. Great Kills Marina
Al Pacino and Johnny Depp had been seen walking this marina together during the 90s film Donnie Brasco. The story of this film is based on an agent’s life who investigates about the Bonnano crime family.
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