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The top ten movie locations to visit in and around Pittsburgh PA

Are you a movie buff? If so, Pittsburgh PA has the ingredients for a perfect getaway.

With three rivers, 446 bridges and a downtown New York City, Pittsburgh is a compelling backdrop for the films. Known as "Hollywood of the East," this city has been central to the motion picture industry since silent movies caused a furor, and even more, they are made here every week.

The Steel City also has a" pet monster "- the zombie, George Romero and Russ Streiner they met in Pittsburg and, in 1968, they made the first Zombie-as-meat-comedon-devil movie – The Night of the Living Dead in Evans City, about 30 miles north. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Pittsburgh Film Office, and successfully markets his beloved city among filmmakers.

One of the most important aspects of this ancient city of Big Steel is its accessibility, so this list focuses on the movie locations in Pittsburgh and the tours to make the most of your own exploration trip.For your information, this is certainly not an exhaustive list, but simply a taste Add your favorites to the comments section ac

(For more information about Pittsburgh and other unconventional destinations in the northeast, see Getawaymavens.com)

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1. Take the Lights, camera , Pittsburgh Tour with Pittsburgh Tours and More . This guided tour of 2.5 hours on a small bus takes you to some of the most incredible places that have been burnt in celluloid. While driving, you'll find some behind the scenes "dirty" and insider information, including the fact that Mr. Rogers, Frank Gorshin (original Riddler on the Batman TV show) and Michael Keaton (Tim Burton's original movie, Batman ) were all from Pittsburgh. Along the way, there will be stops for the emphasis and maybe one or two encounters with the actors themselves.

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2. Duquesne inclination. steep in the tony Mount Washington, in Pittsburgh, was the scene of many films, among them Next Three Days (2010) and Flashdance . Take a walk to the top for a breathtaking view of the urban landscape.

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3. Carrie Ovens. A stabilized ruin, this is the only furnace left in Pittsburgh, and a favorite of "apocalyptic" filmmakers and other fanatics of post-industrial disintegration. At the height of steel, just this site produced 9,000 tons of cast iron from iron ore and produced 1,200 tons of iron daily. "There were once 75 of these blast furnaces in the area.In the 1930s, Pittsburgh was dark at noon," says Ron Baraff, Archives Director of Rivers of Steel Heritage Corp., a Big Steel conservation and conservation organization. Out of the Furnace (Woody Harrelson, Christian Bale), Mrs. Soifel and a BBC documentary about Andrew Carnegie were filmed here. Watch for an upcoming movie starring Will Smith.

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4. Monument and Museum of Soldiers and Sailors. honoring the Veterans of the Civil War in 1910, this magnificent building now serves as a museum to recognize all the veterans of the Allegheny County wars since the American Revolution until now.It is also where the "Cage" scene was filmed. Silence of the Lambs Above, the space is now a large ballroom used for weddings and events, but close your eyes and you can imagine Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter cooing coldly behind his mask .

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5. Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh campus. A 42- The Gothic Renaissance building from the cloud that pours history made its appearance in Mothman Prophesies 42 and The Wonder Boys but is most notable for its 29 "Nationality rooms". Created in great detail to represent different cultures in different periods of the world, the halls are mini cultural museums that contain invaluable artifacts and reproductions. The room of the Polish Renaissance of the sixteenth century contains a reproduction of a Globe 1510 – the first to represent North America as a separate continent.

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6. The district Strip No, it is not a section of "Red Light" or Lap-Dance of the city.This neighborhood of Pitt, a narrow "Strip" of land, is full of restaurants and ethnic markets, and of course it appears ( most of the time fleetingly) in many movies (and in the "favorite" lists of movie stars) Jake Gyllenhaal (filming Southpaw summer 2014) loves Primanti Bros Scott Baio (Chachi), in the grilled sandwich shop, learned how to bake bread in the delicious Enrico Biscotti Bakery for his film, The Bread, My Sweet, and locals favor The Vs. Buffet restaurant, De Luca's .

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7. Butcher and the Rye Restaurant. Barn wood walls, Mason jar hanging lamps, splendid backlit bar that features the incredible amount of 517 types of whiskey, Butcher and Rye have focused on the rustic barn Zeitgeist in one of the scenes of the next bar Fathers and Daughters (Russell Crowe) was shot here.

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8. Grand Concourse Restaurant Originally the station of the 1920's very ostentatious trains, visitors pass over the stained glass ceiling, the marble staircase and the river views. Flashdance Next Three Days Love and Other Drugs and a host of lesser-known films were filmed here, and the waiters, wearing black suit vests, are sometimes recruited as extras from the movie.

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9. If you prefer to discover Pittsburgh through your meal (which intersects with movies in many ways), sign up for one of the five Neighborhood Food Tours through Sylvia's Burg h, Bits and Bites Yes, there is a Strip District Tour but if you've been there, do it, try the anonymous Brookline Neighborhood Tour, where Sylvia will introduce you to time-tested bakeries, a pizzeria and an incredible immigrant. Success story: Pitaland. Joe Chahine "the Willy Wonka of Pita Making", is more than happy to show you the device that produces 2,000 pitas per hour, and will start a little heat from the machine for your tasting pleasure.

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10. Central Zombie What about the aforementioned zombies? You will find the source of the undead meat eaters about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh at Evans City, PA Visit the Living Dead Museum ( in front of a funeral home, natch) and then drive less than a mile to the cemetery of the city of Evans, where George Romero filmed the first night in black and white of the undead (made with Bosco's syrup – blood and ham – meat) in 1968.

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