With just over 2 weeks to go until the UK release of the latest Tarantino blockbuster, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, we wanted to catch you up on everything Tarantino!
Now it’s a well-known fact that Quentin Tarantino plans to direct only 10 films before his retirement (Tarantino counts Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and 2 as a single film, since they were originally conceived as one massive epic)! So if Tarantino sticks to his word, after his new epic, we’ve only got one more movie!
So in the spirit of all Tarantino related, we’ve gone ahead and collated our Top 10 (10 for 10 right?) Tarantino Filming Locations (details included)! So even you can make your very own pilgrimage to the locations where the films were brought to life!
Vernita Greene House – Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003)
What: Our first stop is the home of Vernita Greene, where Kill Bill Vol 1 kicks off. Located in the ‘City of Pasadena’, the house, unsurprisingly is not the same fetching shade of green as in the film.
Where: 5506 Atlas St, Los Angeles, CA 90032
Two Pines Chapel – Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004)
What: In the near-ghost town of Hi Vista, the Two Pines Chapel is about as iconic as they come: a 19th century mission-style church, complete with corner bell tower and wooden porch, a lone Joshua Tree standing out front. This little chapel was made famous in Kill Bill as the location where Two Pines Wedding Massacre occurs.
Where: 19809 East Avenue G, Hi Vista, CA 93535
Bistrot La Renaissance – Inglorious Basterds (2009)
What: Though set largely in France, most of the movie was filmed in Germany, at the Babelsberg Studios at Potsdam, southwest of Berlin. Luckily for you the sole location that Tarantino shot in Paris is alive and well! This charming little bistro is where Shosanna (Jewish Heroine) realises that persistent young soldier Fredrick Zoller is a Nazi war hero.
Where: La Renaissance, 112, rue Championnet, Montmarte, Paris
Evergreen Plantation – Django Unchained (2012)
What: Many of the Django Unchained slavery scenes were filmed at Evergreen Plantation. This plantation, located halfway between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, is a working sugar cane planation and has 22 preserved slave quarters which were used in filming. The plantation is open year round for tours of the complex, including the main house, also used in filming.
Where: 4677 Hwy. 18, Edgard, LA 70049
Pat and Lorraine’s – Reservoir Dogs (1992)
What: This is diner is particularly special because it’s Tarantino’s FIRST film location! This is the first scene in Reservoir Dogs, where they gather to discuss the secret meaning of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” and the ethics of tipping!
Where: 4720 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
Schmid Ranch – The Hateful Eight (2015)
What: The majority of the filming for The Hateful Eight took place in Colorado, which provided the perfect weather conditions for filming sub-zero scenes! For the most part, filming took place on the Schmid Ranch, built in 1882 (about the same time the movie was set in). Today this family homestead is used for events, weddings and filming!
Where: 4553 County Rd 63L, Telluride, CO 81435
Texas Chili Parlor – Death Proof (2007)
What: The Texas Chili Parlor (it’s real you know) is where Stuntman Mike meets up with Jungle Julia and her friends and offers Pam a lift home. This place has been serving up top grub since 1976, so it’s a must visit destination for any Tarantino devotee!
Where: 1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
LAX – Jackie Brown (1997)
What: Most of the filming locations can actually be found in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, however most of them have fallen victim to a wrecking ball! One that will always stand tall though is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)! If you’re heading to LA it’s likely you’ll be travelling through anyway but head to the pedestrian tunnel in Terminal 3 to be transported back to the opening scenes of Jackie Brown!
Where: 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Maynard’s Pawn Shop – Pulp Fiction (1994)
What: One of the only Pulp Fiction locations that’s still standing is Maynard’s Pawn Shop, which is actually known as the Crown Pawn Shop. This is the site where a vengeful Marsellus chases Butch into a small, dodgy-looking pawn shop, where one of the film’s most infamous scenes takes place!
Where: 20933 Roscoe Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91304
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019)
What: Until it’s release we’re not 100% sure of what locations are being used. However as the film title suggests, Hollywood plays a big part! Taking place in 1969 Hollywood, it’s only fitting that one of America’s most famous movie theatres makes an appearance. Of course it was only right that the theatre was transformed to its 1960s state, complete with vintage posters and signage!
Where: 6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028