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 can view these Austin made classics in the comfort of your home.
There are so many Austin shot films you need to watch – or, in some cases, rewatch. So let’s get started!
Here are the movies made in Austin that you should watch right now.
Dazed and Confused
Austin filming locations include: Bedichek Middle School, Top Notch, Toney Burger Center, Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning in Georgetown, and Violet Crown Shopping Center.
Austin filming locations include: Trails of Walnut Creek (Peter’s apartment), Chase Bank on Great Hills Trail (Chotchkies exterior), and 4120 Freidrich Lane (Initech).
Austin filming locations include: Austin Convention Center, Travis County Expo Center, Seaholm Power Plant, and Gary Job Corps Center (San Marcos).
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.
Austin area filming locations: Bass Concert Hall and Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark.
Austin area filming locations include: Elgin Independent School District, Top Notch, The Landing Strip, and the homes are located in Coupland.
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.
Man of the House
Austin filming locations: University of Texas campus, DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium and Buffalo Billiards, to name a few.
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.
Austin filming location: Pemberton Castle.
Spy Kids Franchise
Austin filming locations: Trois Estate, Omni Austin, Texas State Capitol, and Paramount Theatre.
Austin area filming locations: 9th Street in downtown Austin and various locations in Granger, Texas.
Austin area filming locations: Guero’s, Texas Chili Parlor, and The Omelettry (though it was located on Burnett when filming took place).
Austin area filming locations: Jim’s Restaurant (located at 183 and Spicewood Springs) and Hogg Memorial Auditorium.
Love and Death
Austin area filming locations: Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, Paramount Theatre, Aristocrat Lounge, Hyde Park Christian Church and more!