Record Store Scenes in Movies
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Gabrielle and a silent Johnny Depp character share some sexual tension at a Virgin Megastore while listening to Radiohead's "Creep." (Thanks, the count!)
Before Sunrise (1995)
Celine and Jesse share a moment listening to Kath Bloom at Teuchtler Schallplattenhandlung, a real record shop in Vienna. It was opened in 1948 and delights audiophiles to this day.
Chasing Amy (1997)
The scene takes place at Jack's Music Shoppe, a real record store in Kevin Smith's hometown of Red Bank, NJ. Choice quote goes to Hooper X: "Oooh! Yanni!"
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The scene took place in the real Chelsea Drug Store, immortalized in the Rolling Stones' song "You Can't Always Get What You Want." As you can see, Kubrick thought the store would still be around in this frightful future. Today, it's a McDonald's.
Dracula 2000 (2000)
Protagonist Mary works at a Virgin Megastore, which is featured prominently in the film. (Thanks, Rummywench!)
Empire Records (1995)
The exteriors of the film were shot at an actual record store in Wilmington, NC. Even the Madonna mural used in the movie was real, on the wall facing S. Water Street. The store appears to be vacant now and the mural long since removed.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
In the mall, there's a store called Wherehouse Records. In the movie, Damone passes by and poses seductively with a life-size cutout of Debbie Harry from Blondie.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
The record store scenes where Summer proclaims her appreciation for Ringo were filmed at Old Bank DVD in LA. There's currently a tour of movie locations that begins there as well.
High Fidelity (2000)
Exteriors for Championship Vinyl were shot at the corner of Milwaukee & Honore in Chicago, though only a vacant building stands today. Another store mentioned in the film, Vintage Vinyl, is a real location in Cusack's hometown of Evanston.
Music and Lyrics (2007)
Grant's character takes Drew Barrymore's character to a record store to show her his failed solo album, which sits unsold since its release.
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Ringwald's character works at TRAX, a new wave record shop recreated in Santa Monica after Wax Trax in Chicago.
Reign Over Me (2007)
At the record store, Charle waxes nostalgic about Graham Nash. Also, we find out what kind of person would get their ass kicked at a Bob Seger show.
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