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Explorers Filming Locations

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Featured Movie Location: Lori's (Amanda Peterson's) House
Wanna see the real life filming location used for Lori's (Amanda Peterson's) House in the movie? These scenes were actually shot at A Private Residence, located in Petaluma, N. California. [Google Map]

Locations Manager(s): Michael John Meehan

On Location

Filmed in and around Petaluma, Sonoma County, CA using such locations as West Petaluma creek bed, La Cresta Drive, Houses at 920 and 1000 D Street, G Street, Hillsides of west Petaluma overlooking the city and the Petaluma River.

The Riverfront at the foot of Western Avenue was also used.

The airport on Adobe Road, was used for a rural setting.

The Pickwick Drive-In Theater was apparently used as the drive-in. It is (or was) located at 1100 W Alameda in Burbank, CA. This same location was used in the 1983 movie "Blue Thunder" when Frank Murphy (Roy Scheider RIP) was directing his girlfriend to pick up the incriminating tape. [Thanks to Mountain Mike]

The school scenes in the first part of the movie appear to be that of my old high school known as Aviation High School in Redondo Beach, California. It opened in the mid 50s and closed in 1982. I don't recognize the rest of the locations in the movie, but pretty sure of the Aviation High School being the location which was also sold to and torn down by an investment group. [Thanks to George T. Morales]

Can you help? Do you know any of the Petaluma, N. California (or any other) filming locations used for Explorers, particularly The School, Wolfgang's House etc ? [Please send them in]

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