Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Independence Day (1996)






I love me a good disaster flick.  Something about watching cities get decimated by Mother Nature or some creature from another dimension just gets my blood pumping.  And amid the almost- guaranteed bad acting, there's usually a cheesy one-liner to go along with it.  Independence Day did not disappoint on any level, providing some decent thespians and groundbreaking special effects. When I went to see the film, I knew what it must of felt like when Jaws (1975) was released. People were lined up around the block bursting with excitement and anticipation.  The theater was cheering and applauding after the destruction scenes and when Earth defeated the aliens. A far cry from when I saw Independence Day: Resurgence and half the people were texting or preoccupied scarfing down the low mein they smuggled in.

Independence Day was filmed primarily in New York, NY, Weekawken and West New York, NJ and Los Angeles, CA 

Location: David & Julius Play Chess
Address: Hamilton Park, Weehawken, NJ






Location: Jasmine & Steven's House
Address: 6033 74th Street, Los Angeles, CA









Location: Aliens Arrive in Manhattan
Address: South Street & Pike Slip, New York, NY








The financial folks panic on Wall Street & William Street, New York, NY






The cop car stops short and causes a pile up at the intersection of Church Street & Leonard Street, New York, NY






Location: Julius Levinson's Townhouse
Address: 36 64th Street, West New York, NJ











Location: First Lady Phone Call
Address: 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  Biltmore Hotel - Rendevous Court




Location: Los Angeles Rooftop Party
Address: 633 West 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA US Bank Tower




Location: Los Angeles Mayhem
Address: S Sante Fe Avenue/4th Street Bridge, Los Angeles, CA




Location: Jasmine's Tunnel
Address: 2nd Street & Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA






Locations Visited: August 2016, October 2016

Still Need To Visit:

Jasmine's Strip Club
Driving To Washington DC

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