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Have you ever seen a movie being filmed?

Response Percent Votes
59% 205
37% 131
I don’t know
3% 11
Total 347


FlintlockRifle 6 years, 4 months ago

John Wayne out in Colorado near Silvercliff, around 1970 something.

classclown 6 years, 4 months ago

Yes. Not the whole thing mind you, just one scene. I've seen a couple of music videos being filmed as well.

RoeDapple 6 years, 4 months ago

Part of "The Day After" was filmed in a building I worked in.

riverdrifter 6 years, 4 months ago

"The Day After" in Lawrence, "In Cold Blood" at Edgerton (a scene, we rode our bikes over on 56 highway to see it), but the best was "Every Which way but Loose" in 1978. Some friends and I were working in the Straight Creek (Eisenhower) Tunnel and were living in Georgetown, Colorado in an apartment over the Red Ram Tavern. That movie crew came to town for filming and it was drunken debauchery for two months. Oh, what a run that was! I never got to meet (much less even see) any of the big stars but the film crew was a hoot and I became friends with a guy named Dan Vadis who was an extra in the flick. He was a great guy and we kept in touch for a few years. Then he got drunk and crashed his 'Vette in Hollywood and that was that. When they filmed part of "Kansas City" at the the depot in Baldwin I hung out there to watch the process, mainly in the middle of the night. Robert Altman was just terrific. They way he handled all those people in the wee hours in a little town in Kansas was special. You could just feel it: nobody who was there wanted to be anywhere else on earth at that time.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 4 months ago

riverdrifter, if I only knew how to shoot, fish, hunt & generally be self-sufficient, I would love to hang with you.

I worked at a business across the street from Rusty's IGA where they filmed the grocery store panic scene for the 'Day After.' Didn't have a clue what was going on until I saw the movie. Then it was Holy Cow!

(in my defense, I was an expert rifleman in the army, could shoot the dandruff off a dragonfly's wings at 1000 yards. I'm just a tad out of practice.)

Flap Doodle 6 years, 4 months ago

Saw some scenes from The Blue and the Gray being shot in Eureka Springs back about 30 years ago.

kansanbygrace 6 years, 4 months ago

Saw the campaign parade scene for Linda Lovelace for President on Jayhawk Boulevard. Does that count?

TopJayhawk 6 years, 4 months ago

Ye s it does count. I was there too.

And also down by the football stadium.

What a hoot.

Kurt Kummer 6 years, 4 months ago

I moved away from Lawrence years ago and ended up in Northern California. Saw Robin Williams and Sally Field filming the restaurant scene from 'Mrs. Doubtfire' in Danville, CA, and was an extra in a crowd scene in 'Angels in the Outfield' at the Oakland Coliseum. Amazingly boring things to watch -- movies being filmed. Much better to watch movies at the Granada or the Viking rather than see them being made in California!

Hoots 6 years, 4 months ago

Yes, the product is fun but the process is boring as all hell. The most exciting part of my last extra experience was the real life police chase that blew by our location at 3am in downtown Houston.

morroray 6 years, 4 months ago

Murder By Numbers with Sandra Bullock back in the late 90s in Morro Bay & San Luis Obispo, Ca. A resturant in Morro Bay on the waterfront was remodeled for the filming but in the movie there was about 3 seconds of the interior.

somedude20 6 years, 4 months ago

Yes, Gettysburg (the 1993 movie). Was a hoot as my father and I stayed at the same hotel as much of the cast did (we had no idea they were even there at that point in time). Spoke with Richard Jordan, C. Thomas Howell, a dude that was always on Little House on the Prairie and an old dude that was in some Star Trek movies as well as a recent episode of Sunny in Philly. Was fun. I was too young to drink but my father had a few with them and boy were some of their stories good

Jillian Andrews 6 years, 4 months ago

Didn't see any filming, but hung out with Andrew McCarthy and Matt Dillon at the Eldridge Hotel bar one summer back in the '80s. My friend slept with McCarthy a few times -- he was a slobbering drunk. Dillon loudly sang "I Fought the Law (And the Law Won" with a group of Hispanic women who were working on the film ("Kansas"). For some reason that memory is etched into my brain. Never have seen the movie.

Kurt Kummer 6 years, 4 months ago

I remember my parents talking about "Picnic" being filmed back in 1954-55 all around Kansas: Halstead, Newton, Hutchinson... The stars were pretty big: William Holden, Kim Novak, Roz Russell, Cliff Robertson, Susan Strasberg. And I think there was even a story about the actors staying at the Eldridge and walking out on the window ledges after a few late night parties. I wonder if anyone from Lawrence has any stories about that one?

Dick Sengpiehl 6 years, 4 months ago

Saw The Towering Inferno being filmed in San Francisco in the 60s. Was being filmed at the Bank of America building.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 4 months ago

I worked at Trinity Lutheran hospital in KCMO when "Article 99" was being filmed at old St. Mary's hospital. Back then, Kiefer Sutherland really was hot.

bd 6 years, 3 months ago

I was at the Overbrook fair one year when they were filming the movie "Kansas" They had sprinklers set up to make it rain over a trailer, as soon as they were done it started raining! Everyone got wet!

MapMadeMind 6 years, 3 months ago

I saw the opening scene from Mercury Rising with Bruce Willis being filmed in Sturgis, SD back about '97 and am in the background of the restaurant scene in the Harrison Ford Sabrina remake from the mid-90s.

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