Map of the Day: The Landmarks of 500 Days of Summer
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For someone living in Los Angeles, 500 Days of Summer was not only a cute and hilarious movie (watch the trailer here), it was equally pleasing to see a film shot in downtown Los Angeles that had a story line taking place and recognizing the burgeoning neighborhood for what it is. From the Redwood Bar to the Broadway Bar, Bunker Hill to the Civic Center Mall, it was exciting, for once, to go, "hey, I know that location and it's not being masked as New York City," and not go "why are they filming downtown but calling it North Hollywood? NoHo isn't that urban."
Thank you 500 Days of Summer for making a movie that took place downtown. You showed a part of Los Angeles that not even some living in Santa Monica knew existed.
The indie movie opened ten days ago with only 27 screens, but soon expanded to 85 and has earned $3,004,000 during its limited release. It's averaged $19,176 per screen. Put it on your list of movies to see and support--it's way worth it.