You might not think of Colorado as the Hollywood East, but Centennial has a surprising number of films.
In the last few years alone, stars such as Kevin Bacon, Vin Diesel, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford have been filmed not only in Colorado but also in the Pikes Peak region.
If you think you’ve seen bacon “foot loose” in Colorado Springs, you might be right. While in the town shooting the movie in 2015 (more on that later), he was discovered at the Mining Exchange in Broadmoor and was drinking coffee in downtown Park.
This is a list of the 14 most star-studded movies shot in Colorado and their filming locations.
“True Grit” (1969)
Many of the films were filmed in and around Urey, including court scenes. Both Madiros Ranch and Macalesters Store are located near Last Dollar Road in Colorado 62. The field where Rooster Cogburn turned the Ned Pepper gang down is actually Fat’s Meadow near the top of the Owl Creek Pass. The hanging scene was Hartwell Park on Ridgeway.
“Independence Day” (1996)
Much of the military scene was filmed at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.
“Dumband Dumber” (1994)
Many of Harry and Lloyd’s cross-country trips, including highways, fast-food outlets, and truck stops, were filmed in the Fort Morgan area. They first arrived in Aspen on the main street of Brickenridge. The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park acts as both the exterior of your stay in Aspen and the bar where Lloyd wasted waiting for Mary Swanson. Harry and Mary go skiing at Copper Mountain Resort.
“Shoot for tomorrow” (1969)
Butch and Sundance have robbed the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad multiple times. They dive into the river at the Trimble Bridge over the Animas River. The Animas River Gorge and the town of Silverton were also places for additional scenes.
In yet another movie about Colorado’s historic railroad, the train scene comes from the narrow gauge railroads of Durango and Silverton. The historic Redstone Castle near Carbondale, where the Colorado scene was set, was portrayed in the film as being in Colorado Springs.
The film actually begins with a futuristic “house” in Denver’s resurrected church of Christ. Several scenes have been filmed around the iconic Genesis sculptor, visible from the I-70. Boulder’s Brenton House, Greenwood Village’s Verner House, and Boulder’s National Atmospheric Research Center are featured in other scenes. Pay attention to the futuristic McDonald’s. This is actually Lakewood’s Mile High Church.
“Die Hard 2” (1990)
The redeveloped Stapleton International Airport replaced Washington Dulles Airport, where most of Die Hard 2 takes place. The church where the villains set up the headquarters of the paramilitary organization was the Highland Lake Church near Mead.
“National Lampoon Vacation” (1983)
Clark first saw a beautiful Ferrari woman played by supermodel Christie Brinkley at the US 50 in Avondale, just outside Pueblo. Cousin Eddie’s house is on Apple Road in Boon, near Pueblo. Griswolds actually stays at Kamp Comfort, a river bend resort in South Fork. The drive-in restaurant where Grizzwolds stops is Alamosa’s old Sonic, where police are pulling them after dragging their dogs on County Road 124 near Hesperas.
“Blade of Glory” (2007)
The exterior of “Grubletson Ice” is located at Moby Arena on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins. The competition scene was shot at the Pepsi Center.
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusaders” (1989)
The desert train scene is from Antonito’s Cambres & Tortec Scenic Railroad. The circus train is on the Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad from Durango. Other scenes were shot in Alamosa, Pagosa Springs and Cortez.
“Cop Car” (2015)
Originally from Fountain and a graduate of Fountain Fort Carson, Jon Watts directed the film, starring Kevin Bacon, in various parts of Colorado Springs and around Fountain. Bacon was seen around the town during a 12-day shoot, including the Manitou Incline.
“Until dawn” (2017)
The film is based on the novel of the same name by Kent Haruf. It is set in the fictional Colorado town of Holt on the plains. Instead, the Old Colorado City area was used. Jane Fonda stayed in Broadmoor during the shoot.
“ Carrier” (2018)
Clint Eastwood’s latest film is primarily set in Georgia and was not originally intended to have a scene in Colorado. Last-minute changes in the Eastwood driving nationwide scene have been moved to Centennial.
Academy Award winners have previously shot in Colorado. Many of “Every Which Way But Loose” (1978) were shot in Colorado.
“Wild Speed 7” (2015)
Filming locations include Pikes Peak, Monarch Pass, and Salida. The “Fast and Furious” team shot for several weeks in Colorado in October 2013.
Doug Fitzgerald contributed to this story.
14 hit films shot in Colorado Springs and around the state
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