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