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  • Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

    There have been movies filmed at Magic Mountain. I could see a movie filmed on Main St USA before park opening with people dressed in period costumes. Why haven't any film companies done this?
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    Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

    First off I wonder if people would be interested in that type of a movie? Also they would probably have to leave certain equipment out, and how would that effect the parades that go down Main Street - because you can't really expect to film a scene in a few hours.

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      Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

      I could see the river city exterior shots from "Music Man" being shot on Main Street, but the time it would take to film a movie especially in that essential traffic area would be a bear
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        Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

        Originally posted by HauntedMansionMike View Post
        There have been movies filmed at Magic Mountain. I could see a movie filmed on Main St USA before park opening with people dressed in period costumes. Why haven't any film companies done this?
        Why would an outside company want to shoot in Disneyland, if the film doesn't involve Disneyland? And why would Disney allow this?

        And more importantly, when would Main Street USA be cleaned and maintained for theme park guests with an all night shoot going on while the park is closed?

        Makes more sense to use actual backlot sets or shoot on location.
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          Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

          Originally posted by ALIASd View Post
          Why would an outside company want to shoot in Disneyland, if the film doesn't involve Disneyland? And why would Disney allow this?

          And more importantly, when would Main Street USA be cleaned and maintained for theme park guests with an all night shoot going on while the park is closed?

          Makes more sense to use actual backlot sets or shoot on location.
          Question on that, when ABC was blatanly promoting WDW in their shows when every show went there (i.e. Family Matters, Full House, Step by Step and Sabrina, Teenage Witch) did they actually use guests in the background?
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          • #6
            Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

            Didn't they film a scene from Escape from LA on Main Street?

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              Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

              Because DL costs way too much to rent! There are location scouts whose whole job is to find the cheapest suitable location to shoot at - the cost of a location is that important. It would be cheaper to build a replica of Main St. (fronts only) than rent it long enough to shoot there. One reason it's expensive is DL is open every day. Magic Mountain #1 would be much cheaper, and #2 is closed more often so it's more often available. In the winter it doesn't even open at all during the week. WHen the park is closed, it isn't making money. They might as well encourage filming there at a reasonable cost.
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                Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

                And depending on who is producing the money, it would be the equivalent of Pepsi buying a bunch of Coke, it just wouldn't happen. You do not financially support your competition.



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                  Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

                  Originally posted by Melonballer View Post
                  Didn't they film a scene from Escape from LA on Main Street?
                  Actually... It was filmed on the Unviersal Studio's Backlot ironicly haha!

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                    Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

                    Another reason might be is that there is a bright pink fairy tale castle at the end of the street. Just a thought really.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

                      I think the new zombie movie "Dapper Dans - Dead by Dawn" is being filmed there.
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                        Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

                        Originally posted by PEZZ Lightyear View Post
                        I think the new zombie movie "Dapper Dans - Dead by Dawn" is being filmed there.
                        I thought that was renamed to Song of the Living Dead.

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                          Dapper Dans - on a Bicycle Built for BRAINS!
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                            Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

                            How about "The Fast and the Furious....Main Street USA"....featuring tricked out racing Omnibus versus the Firetruck.
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                              Re: Why aren't movies filmed on Main St USA?

                              Main Street Story:

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