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Motion Pictures American Graffiti filming locations + 40

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Big Dad, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. SlamIam
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 437


    Went to see it on opening night 1973 at the Country Squire Theater in Fresno with my 18-year-old bride. One thing I will never forget is how "into it" all of us were, people jumping up and down and standing together at times during the film and everyone so happy and vocally involved with the characters and action on the screen. The other thing that struck me is how similar the film was to my own experiences growing up a few miles south in the San Joaquin Valley. It was a typical night in many Valley towns back then, right down to the railroad switching sounds in the background.
  2. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 665

    Dave Rondou

    Thanks for posting. Lots of memories.
  3. ardyboy
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 664


    anyone know who the guy was in the background in front of the liquor store and at the race? He walked away at the end wearing a big backpack.
  4. That was friggin awesome. Well done!
  5. Isn't that the guy who made the video?
  6. backyardbeliever
    Joined: Sep 15, 2006
    Posts: 299


    Part of the reason i moved TO Petaluma was this movie.
    Every Week i drive On Frates to get my produce from Green String Farm and I think about the drag scene and how lucky i feel to live here. Sometimes i wish the coe Im drivin could do burnouts. :rolleyes:
  7. fatkoop
    Joined: Nov 17, 2009
    Posts: 712


    Will todays kids ever have car memories like this? I make it a point to see it about once a year or so just to keep my motor revvin'!
  8. Jalopy Banger
    Joined: Aug 5, 2002
    Posts: 376

    Jalopy Banger
    from Sweden

    I love that comparison! Awesome idea of filming. 40year ago... damn i'm getting old.
    Thanks for making the film, both of You.
  9. Big Dad
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 4,576

    Big Dad

  10. 54sled
    Joined: Feb 11, 2012
    Posts: 251


    Pretty cool!
  11. 54sled
    Joined: Feb 11, 2012
    Posts: 251


    Love these stories!
  12. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,693


    figured I'd drop a two lane blacktop location in here....same car, eh? Santa Fe, they drop off the girl so she can hustle the tourists for money right here. I was in the area, so I visited today.

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  13. ronnieroadster
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 844


    Thanks for posting brings back great memories. In 1973 we drove our Deuce Roadster to the Milford Drive in to see the movie plus a bunch of the other hotrods from the club I was in at the time also came along. Seen the movie dozens of times since its a true classic
  14. plodge55aqua
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,711

    from Alberta

    Who ever did the filming of today from yesterday.. Thanks... I see not much changes down there except for age..
  15. zmandet
    Joined: Feb 29, 2008
    Posts: 38


    Thanks For The Thread......It was an awesome subject and video!
  16. XERB
    Joined: Aug 8, 2012
    Posts: 123


    Very cool, been there 3 times now, worth the plane trip for sure...legendary piece of blacktop...awesome town...
  17. Really cool video! One of my all time favorite movies.
  18. XERB
    Joined: Aug 8, 2012
    Posts: 123


    One of the coolest memories I've read, awesome!
  19. Dave50
    Joined: Mar 7, 2010
    Posts: 1,751


    Enjoyed that on this Easter morning Ty Happy Easter
  20. Hotrod1959
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
    Posts: 686


    After we saw the movie 6 of us piled into my friends Pontiac Catalina and drove to Petaluma just to see where it was filmed. Nice to see it has not changed much.....

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