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Sixteen Candles Filming Locations

AKA: 16 Candles
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Featured Movie Location: Samantha Baker's house
Wanna see the real life filming location used for Samantha Baker's house in the movie? These scenes were actually shot at a private residence, located in Evanston, Illinois. [Google Map]

Locations Manager(s): Bill Higgins

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The house is located at 3050 Payne Street at the intersection of Payne & Central Park. [Thanks to Billy Smith / 1984HLC]

Terri B wrote in to say that Samantha Bakers house is located at 3022 Payne st Evanston, Illinois. And Terry Carden kindly wrote in to say "Just wanted to verify the address of Samatha Bakers house. My daughter and her family live in that house now. So it is still there. It's so neat to watch the movie and know which rooms the people are coming from. It is definitly different now. There is no carpet or wallpaper. Funny the kitchen cabinets are the same but have been painted. The dining room is the same. HUGE!!!!!"

The movie was filmed in Northbrook, Skokie, Evanston, Highland Park and Glencoe, IL.

The Church used was Glencoe Union Church, Park Street, Glencoe, IL

Jake Ryan's house is to be found at 1407 Waverly, Highland Park [Thanks to Alschra]

The exterior school scenes were filmed at the former Niles East High School in Skokie, Illinois (now Oakton Community College) on Niles Center Road 1/2 block north of Howard Street. The school was closed down well before the movie began filming, and was eventually torn down.

The school lunch line scene and cafeteria scenes were filmed inside Niles North High School, also in Skokie. I know this for a fact because I graduated from there in 1985. [Thanks to She]

The the gym interiors were from Niles East. I know this because I saw the set during filming. They also built some of the interiors of houses inside a different gym in Niles East. I grew up right across the street, my mom went to East (I went to West). [Thanks to Rick]

Some exterior school shots in the opening scenes of the movie were shot at New Trier High School (then known as New Trier East High School) in Winnetka, IL

Can you help? Do you know any of the Illinois (or any other) filming locations used for Sixteen Candles, particularly Smantha Baker's House? [Please send them in]

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