Remember the Bates Motel from the movie Psycho? What about the diner from Looper? Or best of all, the Sarlacc pit from Star Wars? Iconic movie sets that we’ll remember forever. But what happened to them? Were they torn down or, are they still standing? Let’s have a look and see, shall we …
Filmed in an abandoned textile community in Henry River Mill Village, North Carolina, the Hunger Games set still stands. Actually, it’s been standing since the early 1920’s.
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Pirates Of The Caribbean were filmed in Wallilabour Bay on the island of St. Vincent. The villages from the Port Royale scenes still stand, cannons and all.
Perhaps the scariest motel in all of cinema history, the Bates Motel from the film Psycho is still erect in Aldergrove, British Columbia. Just don’t expect to see Norman Bates there anymore.
Field Of Dreams
It’s kinda hard to tear down a field. Especially when it’s a field of dreams from the movie, Field Of Dreams. It’s reported that minor league teams will play the occasional exhibition game there.
Remember the cave where Iron Man was captured and held hostage? People think that cave was in Afghanistan, but really, the scene was shot, and the set, still found in California.
If you’re ever near Napoleonville, Louisiana, make sure you visit the famous diner from the movie Looper. Just don’t try to order anything. The set diner remains, but the business is closed.
Lord Of The Rings
If you saw the Lord Of The Rings, you’ll remember Hobbiton and Bag End. This little village like set still stands in New Zealand. But is now home to goats – not hobbits.
The very first Batman film, filmed in 1989 was shot in Buckhamshire, England. And you thought Gotham City really existed.
You may not be old enough to remember the 1980’s film Popeye. But surely you’re old enough to remember its star, Robin Williams. There’s a small village in it that is home to Melliena, Malta – and was left standing to save money.
Surely you’ve seen Star Wars and remember iconic locations like Tattoine. They’re still standing somewhere in the dunes of Tunisia where the film was shot. And apparently, so is the Sarlacc pit. So if you’re ever there – watch your step!