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Many a movie favorite has been shot here in Austin. If you haven’t seen some of these, you may find yourself on the back end of an angry tirade. But now, you have plenty of time at home to finally view these Austin made classics. Yeah, we know. We’re taking liberties with that term. But you get the point.
There are so many Austin shot films that we are breaking this into two parts. So let’s get started!
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Here’s part one of the movies made in Austin that you should stream on various apps right now.
Dazed and Confused
Austin filming locations include: Bedichek Middle School, Top Notch, Toney Burger Center, The Aristocrat Lounge, and Violet Crown Shopping Center.
Available to stream on the STARZ app.
Austin filming locations include: Trails of Walnut Creek (Peter’s apartment), Chase Bank on Great Hills Trail (Chotchkies exterior), and 4120 Freidrich Lane (Initech).
Airing on Comedy Central Sunday, March 22, at 9 p.m. You can also stream it with a subscription to Philo. It’s also available to rent on Amazon, Apple TV, Vudu, and more.
Austin filming locations include: Austin Convention Center, Travis County Expo Center, Seaholm Power Plant, and Gary Job Corps Center (San Marcos).
Available to stream on the Cinemax app.
Austin area filming locations include: 201 East Eighth Street (Birdie’s House), 200 Main Street (Snappy Snaps), and 109 NE Second Street (Honey’s Diner), all located in Smithville.
Available to stream on the HBO Go and Now apps.
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Austin area filming locations: Water tower at the junction of Old US-290 / Parsons Street and South Lexington Street in Manor.
You can watch it on Netflix.
Man of the House
Austin filming locations: University of Texas campus, DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium and Buffalo Billiards, to name a few.
Available to rent on Amazon, Apple TV, Vudu, and more.
Austin area filming locations: Westlake High School, Gaslight Baker Theater in Lockhart, Bastrop County Courthouse in Bastrop, Zimmerhanzel’s BBQ in Smithville, and Smithville Crawford Municipal Airport.
Streaming free on YouTube.
Austin filming location: Pemberton Castle.
Available with a subscription to Disney +.
Spy Kids Franchise
Austin filming locations: Trois Estate, Omni Austin, Texas State Capitol, and Paramount Theatre.
Watch all of the Spy Kids installments on Netflix. Robert Rodriguez’s The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl is available too!
Austin area filming locations: 9th Street in downtown Austin and various locations in Granger, Texas.
Available to stream on Hulu.
Austin area filming locations: Guero’s, Texas Chili Parlor, and The Omelettry (though it was located on Burnett when filming took place).
Airing on the IFC network in the early morning on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24 and 25 (set your DVR), or you can rent it via Amazon, Apple TV, or YouTube.
To make it easy for you to keep track of what you’ve seen, we created this handy dandy checklist with our friends over at ATXgossip.com. Add it to your story on Instagram or Facebook and tag us (you can also find it in our featured story right here)!