Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Magic Club

Although most of the movie was filmed on location in New York and New Jersey, the scenes of The Magic Club and The Diner were set designs.












11 comments:

  1. this movie and she is EVERYTHING!!!!

    the magic club~~~!!!

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  2. does anyone know where the exterior of the Magic Club is? I understand all the interiors where a set. but the exterior is definitely on a real street somewhere (thats if the building hasn't been demolished by now)

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  3. Have you got any photos of The INTERIOR of the magic club? Im making a computer game, and in iot there is a scene in a magic club... and I would LOVE to include some details from DSS.. I always loved that club!

    M

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  4. I'll see what I can find out.

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  5. According to Wikipedia the Exterior was shot in Harlem - well that kinda narrows it down LOL

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  6. where is this club or where it was? I have been there in my past life and I'm sure about it, help me guys, I was dreaming of this place for a long time, then I saw it in maddona's movie, I was shouked, is it in new york? I have been in this street before and i was in this club, If anyone can help me with some Info, Please.

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  7. The Magic Club was an old Reception Hall located on the North side of Houston St. between 1st Ave & Ave A. in NYC

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  8. I've done some research and found the answer at last. The exterior of the Magic Club was shot outside the Audubon Ballroom, in the Washington Heights neighborhood of uptown Manhattan. It was located on Broadway at 165th st. They dressed the front of the building somewhat, with the Magic Club sign, etc.

    Interestingly, this was the building where Malcolm X was assassinated.

    In the nineties, most of the building was demolished to make way for a business centre, but thanks to protests, the developers did end up keeping part of the original building's facade and incorporating it into the new building. This includes the rather grand pillars that are visible in the film.

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  9. the re-modeled Audubon Ballroom as stated above. Look at the detailing on the center pillars.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/WTM_wikiWhat_054.jpg

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  10. WOW!!!!! Thanks for all of the informantion. Thats really cool of you to share with us. :)

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