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The Boy Who Could Fly Locations

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Ahhh... The 80s

Locations Notes

Rewind the locations where they filmed the 1986 Fantasy movie starring Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Fred Savage More Cast


Locations Manager(s): Matthew O'Connor

The Boy Who Could Fly Filming Locations:



Lord Bing High School was the school used in the movie. It is located in Vancouver, BC. This school was also used in the opening credits of the TV series, '21 Jump Street'. [Thanks to Kerry McNeil]

The carnival scene was filmed in school yard behind Lord Byng H.S. The 30-second scene took two weeks to film.

Brian adds: It was about 20 years ago that I drove by my school; and noticed that they were having a "Fair". A fair with carnival rides...wait a minute! -It must be a movie location. It was..."The Boy Who Could Fly" Coming back on Monday; I watched them shoot, etc, etc. I asked around and found out where they shot in Newwest.. It must have been after the movie came out, cuz I remember noticing that the bay window was missing on the kids house. It's on 5th street near 6th Ave.. Check out the sidewalk...they patched it up to shoot the kid on a bike scene...

1- the curb curves away from the house there.
2- there is no sidewalk across the street
3- Across the street it's a continuous landscape all the way down the block
4- the powerlines are there
5- The big trees out front.
6- the dormer is there (It dosn't line up, but it dosn't have to).
7- the drveway goes right through.

Well thats about it! Check out the patches on the sidewalk, they were fresh 20 years ago.... I now live in Campbell River so it's too far away for me to go there...it's where 5th Ave., stops being a Boulavard.... [Thanks to Brian]

The field trip scene (where Milly falls) was filmed in Queen Elizabeth Park (Cambie St. and W.33rd Ave), also in Vancouver. [Thanks to Amy]

Other locations may be found in New Westminster, BC -- can anyone help?

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LX Preview

LX is our radical new locations feature that we've been beavering away on.. For years!

Each location will have it's own page with then/now pictures, maps, StreetView, discovery story and the most detailed explanations on how the location was used. Most importantly, the locations will have a status that shows whether they are verified correct and by whom. We are working with the actual locations managers or other crew where possible. The whole thing will be very interactive and you will, of course, be able to update everything.

We are pleased to be able to bring you a sneak peek at what LX locations will be available for The Boy Who Could Fly upon release:

The Michaelson Family Home
The Rose / Falling
The High School
Eric Gibb's House
The Hospital
Kite Flying In The Park
Lewis's Elementary School

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Please Note: The status of some entries in this preview may be wrong because they are in-progress or need updating before release.

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