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With the Rewind, you can enjoy the thrill of time-travel by visiting the locations where they filmed the 1983 Teen Drama movie starring Andrew McCarthy, Rob Lowe, Jaqueline Bisset More Cast


Locations Manager(s): Kristina Hanson

Under their watchful eye, the following special places were used for filming "Class":

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Wanna see the real life filming location used for Vernon Academy in the movie?

These scenes were actually shot at Lake Forest College, located in Lake Forest, Illinois. Google Map

Skip and Jonathan's room is in the Blackstone Hall at Lake Forest.

They used the outside grounds at a home in Barrington, the facade of the home was a David Adler home in Lake Forest on Greenbay rd, and the interior shots of cliff robertsons home was yet another David Adler home in Lake Forest on Lake rd. [Thanks to Stephanie]

[Thanks to Ann Leysen for the following excellent locations info]

The September Farm, home of the Burroughs, is in real life the Duchossois Estate, in Barrington Hills, IL.

Jonathan (McCarthy) has a good time with Ellen (Bisset) in the elevators of the Water Tower Place (shopping center) in Chicago, IL.

A New York shop in the movies, but a Chicago shop in real life: Ellen discovers Jonathan is a student in the Burberry's shop on 633 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.

The Original Mother's Nightclub at 26 W. Division Street stands in for the "Free and Easy Club" where Skip (Lowe) sends Jonathon (McCarthy) to meet the girl of his dreams after he's banned from the Foxfield School for girls and thus has to stay at his room at Vernon Academy on Halloween.

The movie was also filmed in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

The Original Mother's Nightclub at 26 W. Division Street. It stands in for the Free and Easy club where Skip (Lowe) sends Jonathon (McCarthy) to meet the girl of his dreams after he's banned from the Foxfield School for girls and thus has to stay at his room at Vernon Academy on Halloween. You can easily check the location for yourself. On the corner of Division St. and Dearborn, you have Hoolihans and nextdoor is the Free & Easy Club. They put a big yellow light box with Free & Easy where the trademark heartlogo of Mother's hangs. Nextdoor you have She-nannigan's House of Beer. Check the scene where Jonathon arrives at the Free & Easy Club in a taxicab. This should give you a good insight in the area and the locations mentioned.

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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.

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