For movie buffs, wanting to disappear inside your favorite movie is something that you probably wish for often. Unfortunately for us, most movies now are shot on giant sound stages or on green screens, which means that the place that you’ve been dreaming of probably doesn’t exist in real life.
Luckily, some movies require real-life locations, and location scouts are tasked with finding the perfect stand-in. Many of these buildings are public, and are open for visitors. Take a look at some of our favorite movies locations, and where you can find them in real life.
1. Nakatomi Plaza – Die Hard
One of the most iconic action movies of all time has to be Die Hard. It was set almost exclusively inside Nakatomi Plaza, a fictional office building that John McClane uses as his playground to hunt down the evil German terrorists who have taken his wife hostage. The real building that was used as a stand-in for Nakatomi Plaza (before McClane started blowing it up, that is) is called Fox Plaza, and it’s located in Los Angeles. The demolition on the building was made possible through the use of a scale model.