Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Wraith (1986)




The Wraith (1986) was filmed in Tucson, Arizona.



Keri's House
Keri's House
Keri's House
Keri's House


Keri's house in the film is located in the Sam Hughes neighborhood of Tucson.  The house was built in 1937 and still looks exactly as it did in the movie. 
Location: Tucson, AZ
Coordinates: 32.228963, -110.940226
Visible on Street View: Yes
Links:



Big Kay's Burger Drive-In
Big Kay's Burger Drive-In
Big Kay's Burger Drive-In


I've seen conflicting stories about Big Kay's Burger Drive-In.   One says it was formerly a pizza joint, another says that it was built specifically for the film.  The building is no longer there, not much to see besides a nearby cellphone tower.  The motel across the street is still there, which can be spotted in the film.
Location: Tucson, AZ
Coordinates: 32.161193, -110.931246
Visible on Street View: Yes
Links:



The Wraith
My Science Project
Can't Buy Me Love
Can't Buy Me Love
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen


Tucson is home to the world's largest airplane graveyard, which is featured in a scene from The Wraith.  The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the adjacent Pima Air & Space Museum, and the Aerospace Maintenance & Regeneration Center (AMARC) have been featured in several movies, including Can't Buy Me Love (1987), My Science Project (1985), and more recently Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009). Supposedly some of the planes from Top Gun (1986) are kept here. 
Location: Tucson, AZ
Coordinates (Davis-Monthan Air Force Base): 32.149873, -110.833213
Coordinates (AMARC): 32.143987, -110.856024
Coordinates (Pima Air & Space Museum): 32.139971, -110.869414
Visible on Street View: Yes
Links:
Official Website (Pima Air & Space Museum)
Official Website (Davis-Monthan Air Force Base)



Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area


The lake scenes were filmed at Sabino Canyon Recreation Area on the Sabino Creek.  Supposedly the creek bed is dry most of the year, except in the early spring when the snow from the mountains melt and fill the creek bed.  The movie was filmed in January through April of 1986, so it would have been about that time when the movie filmed here.  The coordinates below take you to the creek bed, but not necessarily the exact spot of filming.  
Location: Tucson, AZ
Coordinates: 32.314554, -110.811255
Visible on Street View: No
Links:

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