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Monday March 25th 2019

Ghost | 1990

Ghost filming location: Prince Street, Tribeca, New York
Ghost location: Molly and Sam’s apartment: Prince Street, Tribeca, New York

The unfeasibly spacious New York pad of Molly (Demi Moore) is one of Tribeca's impressive and trendy cast iron apartment buildings, at 104 Prince Street between Greene and Mercer Streets.

Ghost location: Crosby Street, SoHo, New York
Ghost location: the mugging gone wrong: Crosby Street, SoHo, New York

Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze) takes a bullet during the mugging-gone-wrong as he and Molly return from a night out at the theatre, along Crosby Street between Prince and Spring Streets, only to return from the dead to follow his murderer onto the subway at Franklin Street Station, and on to Myrtle Avenue Station in Brooklyn.

Ghost filming location: Mezzogiorno, Spring Street, SoHo, New York
Ghost location: Oda Mae has to convince Molly that Sam is here: Mezzogiorno (since relocated), Spring Street, SoHo, New York

The cool Italian restaurant, where medium Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) has to convince Molly of Sam's presence ("Ditto") was Mezzogiorno, 195 Spring Street at Sullivan Street in SoHo. Pretty new when the film shot there (it opened in 1987), the restaurant closed in 2015, to relocate to 2791 Broadway on the Upper West Side.

Many of the other interiors, though, like '42nd Street station', where the Subway Ghost (Vincent Schiavelli) teaches Sam to interact with the material world, are sets built in the studio in LA.

Ghost location: Spring Street, downtown Los Angeles
Ghost location: Oda Mae becomes ‘Rita Miller’: Spring Street, downtown Los Angeles

Also in LA are both of the two ‘banks’, where Sam and Oda Mae conspire to scupper the financial scam.

The bank in which Oda Mae verifies the signature of the fictitious ‘Rita Miller’ was in fact the old Bank of America Building, 650 South Spring Street, downtown. The disused interior has been seen in countless films, including Se7en (as the library where Morgan Freeman conducts his research), Jim Carrey comedy The Mask, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man2 and John Schlesinger’s Marathon Man and, more recently, in Bridesmaids.

Ghost location: Ebell of Los Angeles, West Eighth Street, midtown Los Angeles
Ghost location: closing down Rita Miller’s account: the Ebell of Los Angeles, West Eighth Street, midtown Los Angeles

And the bank where they close the account with Lyle Ferguson is the Lounge of the Ebell Of Los Angeles, 743 South Lucerne Boulevard at West Eighth Street, midtown.

This complex, comprised of a women’s club and the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, can be seen in scads of films, including Forrest Gump, The Addams Family, Air Force One, Catch Me If You Can, Old School, Cruel Intentions, Darkman, Death Becomes Her, The General’s Daughter, Very Bad Things and The Wedding Planner.

Ghost filming location: Federal Hall, Wall Street, New York
Ghost filming location: Oda Mae donates the four million dollars to “a bunch o'nuns”: Federal Hall, Wall Street, New York

Oda Mae finally – and unwillingly – donates the four million dollars to “a bunch o'nuns” at the base of the statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall, 28 Wall Street.