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19 'Dazed and Confused' locations
Some get older, some stay the same age
Everette L. Williams Elementary School
Georgetown's Everette Williams Elementary School—still open and still an elementary school—proved the perfect setting for Slater's rambling back in the day(zed).
Top Notch Hamburgers
Aside from the moonlight tower (not an actual moontower, but we'll get to that later), the Top Notch is easily the most recognized location in the film.
Okay, this one's a stretch, but a fan swears the liquor-store owner character goes to El Mercado more than once in the film (there is one on Burnet, so we're going with it).
The baseball game Mitch pitches as only part of his epic day was filmed at what was colloquially known as "Northwest Field" and is formally known as Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park.
Mitch Kramer's house
Mitch ends his epic day at home, deep under the 'phones, as it should be.
Carl Burnett's house
O'Bannion awaits Carl and Mitch at Carl's house, a truly terrifying site to behold.
Both the interiors exteriors of The Emporium pool hall were shot at a spot in what was then a strip mall called Violet Crown Shopping Center. It's been gussied up a bit and is now home to Stiles Switch BBQ and other small local businesses.
Rick's Auto Machine Shop
The warehouse/shop where O'Bannion gets his payback paint bath looks pretty much the same as it did in 1993.
Centennial Liquor Store
The Centennial liquor store where Mitch smoothly snags his sixer was really that at the time, though now it's closed.
Americana Movie Theater
The Americana was still a movie theater when the film was made. It survives today, with sign and most of its original architecture intact, as a public library branch.
Mike Newhouse's house
Mike Newhouse, the lovable nerd, gets a bit of a beatdown in a fight, even though all he wants to do is dance.
Middle School Dance
The awkward middle school dance scene takes place at the Texas School for the Blind, which still exists.
Ballard’s Grab & Go
The Ballard's Grab & Go is now a Shell station, to no one's surprise.
Kevin Pickford's house
Kevin Pickford, looking rather sheepish after his parents came home early and ruined his planned graduation party.
West Enfield Park
As most of us know now, there were no actual moonlight towers used in the film (though there are plenty in Austin). But this central-city park is where the "party at the moon tower" was shot.
Toney Burger Center
The field where Pink comes to terms with his dilemma and utters the great line, “If I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life, remind me to kill myself.”
Bedichek Middle School
Bedichek Middle School stood in for Robert E. Lee High School in exterior shots.
Highway to Houston
When Pink and friends finally take off to Houston to get Aerosmith tickets, we see them speeding down Highway 290 near Dripping Springs.
We have it on good authority (a fan’s email) that this hazing scene took place at “a little car wash in Seguin, TX.”