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Valley Girl Filming Locations

AKA:
Valley Girl Picture
1983


Featured Movie Location: The Mall - Interior & Shops
Wanna see the real life filming location used for The Mall - Interior & Shops in the movie? These scenes were actually shot at Del Amo Fashion Center, located in Torrance, S. California. [Google Map]


Locations Manager(s): Gary A. Lowe

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The exterior mall filming in this movie was done at the Sherman Oaks Galleria in Sherman Oaks, California. It was damaged in an earthquake and was later changed into a business complex and the Arclight Sherman Oaks Movie Theater Complex.. It was also the same mall where "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" was filmed.

Julie Richman's (the title character) home was 3907 Dixie Canyon Avenue in Sherman Oaks. [Thanks to "Mountain Mike" Johansen]

The club scenes were shot in a club called "Club Central", which is today known as the "Viper Room". This club is now infamous for being where River Pheonix sadly died of a drug overdose when he was just 23. [Thanks to Fran Christian and Fiona]

The Restaurant were the girls hang out and eat at (Dupar's) is in Studio City The Address is 12036 Ventura Blvd. (Not too far away from the Sherman Oaks Galleria) Casa Vega is also on Ventura Blvd. One of the locations they show when Julie and Randy or on their date. I went to Dupars and ate there. Although it is somewhat remodeled since 1983 the outside is still the same. People are friendly. Although it is now mostly frequented by older folks. The food was good and they have the best Apple pie Ever. [Thanks to Alma]

Only 2.1 miles west of The Dupar's Restaurant is 13567 Ventura Blvd which is the Erotic Cakes shop where Homer Simpson lands in the segement Homer³ in Treehouse Of Horror VI, the only live action ever shot in Simpsons' history. The actual business there is the Coffee Roaster (Web Site). Just one more mile (1.6Km) beyond that is Casa De Cadillac at 14401 Ventura Blvd, on the northwest corner of Ventura Blvd & Beverly Glen is where Cook helped himself to a free Cadillac in the 1985 movie, "Commando". [Thanks to "Mountain Mike" Johansen]

I've been looking for this for a couple of YEARS; the house where the party was at the beginning. The movie lists the fictional address for the party as 23727 Sierra Vista. In fact, I even messaged Heidi Holicker herself and she herself didn't remember. It was actually at 23727 posey ln in Canoga Park. [Editors note: Mike forgot to mention that this location was exclusively discovered first by Chas Demster over at itsfilmedthere.com. Go visit his truly excellent site.. right now!]

When the four of them leave the party at 00:28:49 (NTSC) there's a quick shot of the car at Mullholland Dr and Beverly Glen Blvd facing north on Beverly Glen which is the same intersection which was the chase scene where John Matrix (Arnold Schwazenegger) chased Sully from the Sherman Oaks Galleria in the 1985 movie Commando. [Thanks to "Mountain Mike" Johansen]

Julie's parents health food restaurant was at 14543 Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks. [Thanks to "Mountain Mike" Johansen]

The "Crush Bar", 1743 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood (just north of Hollywood Blvd on the east side of the street) was used for the club where Randy goes with someone in the bathroom, and I think outside he throws up at one point. When he's outside, you can see an animated neon sign for a restaurant called The Tick Tock, which was torn down sometime in the 90's. [Thanks to Anna Banana]

BUT, Mark S wrote in to say: The former 'Crush Bar' location at 1743 N. Cahuenga doesn't appear to be the location for exterior shots of the club Randy, Julie, Fred and Stacy visit the night they first meet and later a drunk Randy visits after his breakup with Julie. This is very apparent when Randy enters the club and then leaves and is subsequently rescued by Fred. The camera angles and surrounding buildings suggest the location of the club is actually south of the location of the former Crush Bar. The former Tick Tock Restaurant seen in the movie was located at 1716 N. Cahuenga and the site is now occupied by a newer building housing Sharky's Mexican Grill. Just adjacent to Sharky's is the Bare Elegance Boutique (at 1724 N. Cahuenga) and this building's front facade is strikingly similar to the building seen in the film. These locations and camera angles would place Randy and the club directly across the street in the vicinity of the spot now occupied by the Greyhound Line (1715 N. Cahuenga). I suspect the building used for the exterior shots of the club has since been leveled. [Thanks to Mark S]

Can you help? Do you know any of the S. California (or any other) filming locations used for Valley Girl? [Please send them in]


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