Then and Now: See Drastic Changes of Famous Movie Locations

Unlike in the movies, time travel still eludes us... but there's an iPhone app that'll take you back in time and to the present in the blink of an eye, at least where movies and TV are concerned.

Launched back in December, ScenePast pops up as an interface that looks just like something out of Back to the Future, with filters for zip code, year, most recent, or nearest to you. A "Watch now" button lets you download the movie or TV show right from iTunes. Its library has some 650 locations including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Miami, and scenes dating back 70 years. Ain't technology grand?

Check out a few images from its library below and see more on Wired and laist.

Doc's garage in Back to the Future was built in this Burger King parking lot

 

The Dixie Square Shopping Center from The Blues Brothers, then and now

 

Remember the opening scene following the tumbleweed in The Big Lebowski?

 

Highland Blvd. in Hollywood as it looked in 1988's Beverly Hills Cop, and today

 

The Santa Monica Promenade was a pretty run-down area when Pretty in Pink was filmed there in 1985; today it's bustling with upscale shops and eateries

 

The Lutheran church at Eddy and Gough in San Francisco burned down in a fire in the '90s, but served as a backdrop for Vertigo in 1958

[images courtesy Wired, laist.com/ScenePast App]

Like it? Share it:

Next Article by Sean OConnell

Marvel Will Not Steer Clear of DC's 'Batman vs. Superman'

Marvel Will Not Steer Clear of DC's 'Batman vs. Superman'

Send Me FanText

Thanks for signing up!

By entering your mobile number and clicking "SIGN ME UP!", you consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and authorize Fandango and its service providers to deliver FanTexts and other promotional texts to your mobile phone. Text marketing authorization is not required for any purchase from Fandango. Message and data rates may apply. We will not send more than 5 msgs/month. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting "STOP" or seek help by texting "HELP" to "FNDGO" (36346).

×