Earlier this year, the Reality Bites cast reunited at Tribeca Film Fest to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the iconic gen X film. Set in Houston, filmmakers shot most of the interiors in LA, even so, quite a few exteriors have been really shot in Houston, such as the property exactly where Lelaina and Vickie rent.
On that note, let’s get began.
Right here are the Houston region filming places featured in Reality Bites.
Alden Spot / North Montrose
Situated in the shadow of downtown, the North Montrose neighborhood of duplexes and 4-plexes have been somewhat very affordable back in the early 90s. In spite of renovations and additions to the hood, the actual property from the film nevertheless exists and is situated at 409 W. Clay St.
When Troy is educating Lelaina on the quite a few job he’s been fired from more than the years, he requires her to Tranquility Park, exactly where the newsstand was fictitiously situated. You can see the cylinders of the Wortham Fountain as they stroll, speak and sip coffee. The park is situated on Rusk Street at Walker Street, east of Smith Street in Downtown Houston.
Downtown Houston / 712 Most important St.
I’m not certain precisely exactly where the opening credit scenes have been shot, even though it is apparent they’re on a roof in Downtown Houston. These art deco buildings in the background are the JPMorgan Chase Creating (recognized initially as the Gulf Creating) and the tower of the Esperson Buildings.
According to Wikipedia, a Bollywood film known as Sirf Tum shot scenes at the best of the Niels Esperson tower, so there’s that.
Regrettably, I was not in a position to find exactly where the Weinerschnitzel is exactly where David Spade’s character so proudly operates. Nor could I obtain a locale for the gas station featuring the infamous “My Sharona” scene. I do know that the bar exactly where Hey That is My Bike plays is situated in Cali and known as Café-Club Fais Do-Do (it is also the karaoke bar from the Britney Spears classic film Crossroads). And though I identified a web site on-line saying the coffee shop is really Johnie’s Broiler, now Bob’s Significant Boy Broiler, in Downey, it appears spot on like the 101 Coffee shop to me.
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