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Pittsburgh has been the locale of choice for many movies over the years. Here are seven legendary movies shot in our wonderful city.

1. The Deer Hunter

Movies Shot in Pittsburgh

The 1978 movie starring Robert de Niro and Christopher Walken was filmed partly in Clairton and McKeesport. The story in the movie takes place in Clairton.

2. Night of the Living Dead

Movies Shot in Pittsburgh

George A. Romero gave us the first zombie movie, with filming locations including Monroeville Mall for some iconic scenes.

3. Flashdance

Movies Shot in Pittsburgh

With an iconic scene imitated for years now, Flashdance tells the story of a steel mill worker and aspiring professional ballerina. It later became the third highest-grossing film of 1983.

4. The Silence of the Lambs

Movies Shot in Pittsburgh

Filming of the creepy horror thriller took place in and around Pittsburgh, including Oakland, Crafton and Canonsburg.

5. Houseguest

Movies Shot in Pittsburgh

’90s kids will remember the Sinbad-Phil Hartman hit. Scenes were filmed in Sewickley, downtown Pittsburgh, the Hill District and South Side.

6. Adventureland

Movies Shot in Pittsburgh

Most scenes of the 10-year-old movie starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart were shot in Kennywood.

7. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Movies Shot in Pittsburgh

A new Netflix movie, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, starring Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman and produced by Denzel Washington has been filming in the North Side. As of August 2019, it is currently still in production and due out soon.

 

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