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Lake County Films & Locations

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Lake County has always been a hot bed for Hollywood movies. In our Always A Groundhog, Never a Bride Group Tour Itinerary, you can see the magnificent Cuneo Mansion & Gardens, featured in "My Best Friend's Wedding". The spacious lawn and gardens set the scene for the revealing best friend kiss, the wedding reception and the winding drive which lit up as the newly married couple drove off to their honeymoon. Not part of a group tour, no worries. Stop out at the Volo Auto Museum and reminisce fondly about the movie and TV cars that you will see on display. Batman, The Blues Brothers, Back to the Future cars and more will get your heart racing. Take a drive down the Amstutz Highway where Bill Murray tried to leave town before the snowstorm in "Groundhog Day". Many other movie scenes were shot here including a couple "Batman" movies and "Contagion". This is also the location of where the hit NBC TV drama, "Chicago Fire" has fimed some scenes. To narrow down you search, click one of the communities above.

Below is a complete list of films that have been shot in various locations around Lake County.

Title Year
Skirts Ahoy!
1952
Mr. B Natural 
1957
Boin-n-g 
1963
Ordinary People 
1980
The Blues Brothers 
1980
Risky Business 
1983
Class 
1983
Sixteen Candles 
1984
Weird Science 
1985
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 
1986
Planes, Trains and Automobiles 
1987
Groundhog Day 
1993
Blood and Wine 
1996
Chain Reaction 
1996
My Best Friend's Wedding 
1997
American High 
2000
Under The Bus 
2000
Ball In The House 
2001
Road To Perdition 
2002
Stolen Summer 
2002
Ocean's Twelve 
2004
The Amityville Horror
2005
Batman Begins 
2005
Ice Harvest 
2005
''5/27/1977''
2007
Public Enemies 
2009
The Unborn 
2009
A Nightmare On Elm Street 
2010
Drunkboat 
2010
Contagion 
2011
Chicago Fire (TV Series)
2012
Gotham
2014
Richie Rich 
2015

Although they may be listed here, they may not be listed throughout the different community pages because either the locations no longer exist, they are unaccessible, or they were not significant enough to be credited to a single location. We have included shots for many of the scenes so that you can compare them to how they look today!

If you are having trouble finding a location or need help with directions, feel free to call 800-Lake-Now or visit our homepage for further information.

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