Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Philadelphia (1993)

Fact - Philadelphia was the first big-budget film to tackle the topic of AIDS. Fact - Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen both won Academy Awards.           Fact - The opera scene treaded toward overkill.  

Okay, maybe that's just an opinion.  On a cold winter's day back in February, I walked the avenues 'til my legs felt like stone visiting the locations for Philadelphia.  With the recent passing of director Jonathan Demme, I figured it was a good time to do a post on his acclaimed, but at times safe and predictable, film set in the city of brotherly love.   I would've like to have seen Denzel Washington and Neil Young walk away with accolades, but efforts from all involved were stellar.   

Philadelphia was filmed in...wait for it...Philadelphia, PA

Location: Court Hearings
Address: 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA  Philadelphia City Hall

It's here that Andrew Beckett and Joe Miller first meet.  It is seen again when Andrew's trial begins...

Location: Action AIDS Center
Address: 1216 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Location: Andrew Beckett's Office Building 
Address: 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Location: Andy & Miguel's Loft
Address: 700 S 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Location: The Emergency Room 
Address: 1419 S 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Miguel runs down Gerrit Street before turning onto 4th Street...

Unfortunately the building used at the emergency room has been razed...

Location: Joe Miller's Office Building 
Address: 1901 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Location: Joe's Deli
Address: 700 S 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA  Famous 4th Street Deli

Location: The Library 
Address: 220 S 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA  

The University of Pennsylvania's Anne & Jerome Fisher Fine Arts Library

Location: The Drug Store
Address: 1700 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Clean up in Aisle 1!

Location: The Miller House 
Address: 53 W Tulpejocken Street, Philadelphia, PA

Location: The Stallion Theater 
Address: 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA  Adrienne Theater

Location: The Hospital
Address: 51 M 39th Street, Philadelphia, PA   Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Still Need To Locate:

The Beckett House

Locations Visited: February 2017

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