On Location...
On Location...

The Principal Filming Locations

AKA:
The Principal Picture
1987



Locations Manager(s): Terry Gusto

On Location

Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, CA (Northern CA) was the "rich" high school that Belushi's character got transferred from. They filmed over a weekend there, and many students and faculty were extras. Belushi even posed for a picture with everyone on the steps in front of the school -- the picture is in the yearbook from that year! The address is 425 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. [Thanks to Lori Halt]

Alameda and Oakland, California were also used. [Thanks to Chris]

Johnny B. Goode's Bar on Webster St. in Alameda (Closed Now), where Belushi's character got drunk and smashed his ex-wife's date's car.

The Old Merritt College Building on Martin Luther King St. in Oakland was the High School. [Thanks to Kent]

Can you help? Do you know any of the S. California filming locations used for The Principal, particularly the school? [Please send them in]


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