The crew, including director emile ardolino and production designer david chapman. Looking back, i was a bit sniffy about dirty dancing in the first edition of the worldwide guide to movie locations but its stood the test of time both as a musical romance and as a reminder of that period when the fifties began to morph into the sixties its the summer of 63, kennedy is still president and the houseman family heads off for the annual holiday at a time when many. The hotel is instantly recognizable to fans of the 1987 film dirty dancing as kellermans resort, the luxurious summer retreat where the precocious frances baby houseman meets hunky dance. The movies alternate title was i was a teenage mambo queen. Filming took place in lake lure, north carolina, and mountain lake, virginia, with the films score composed by john morris and dance choreography by kenny ortega.
Im a lifelong resident of lake lure and was here when dirty dancing was filmed. See how well you really know the movie by acing this quiz. May 26, 2017 the great dirty dancing lake war has been raging almost since that muchloved movie came out 30 years ago this august. Dirty dancing 412 movie clip dirty knife and a folding table 1987 hd by movieclips. It stars jennifer grey as frances baby houseman, a young woman who falls in love with dance instructor johnny castle patrick swayze at a holiday resort. Dirty dancing movie set firefly cove lake lure north.
For three weekends this summer, you can live out your ultimate dirty dancing fantasy at the retreat where the 1987 movie starring jennifer grey and the late patrick swayze was filmed. I was so happy i was able to visit the locations where the 1987 film was set. The movie starred patrick swayze and jennifer grey. Stay in kellermans mountain house for one of our dirty dancing themed weekends. The film is a prequelreimagining of the 1987 blockbuster dirty dancing, reusing the. Lake lure is a picturesque area which had been used as a location during the silent movie era.
Dirty dancing filming location, lake lure roadtrippers. Its often claimed that this famous scene was filmed at lake lure in north carolina, but it wasnt. Despite being born seven years after the movie s premiere on this day. The weekends come complete with professional dancers, music, dirty dancing movie trivia, all meals. I went to the camp when the buildings were still there, and it had the bridge, johnnys cabin, the dance studio, and the auditorium where the. Enjoy a full itinerary of dirty dancing themed activities, dance lessons, dance parties in marys barn and more.
Bergstein told cosmopolitan that when she was a kid, she used to compete in dance contests in the catskills, the area of upstate new york where dirty dancing is set. Well, you gotta hand it to dirty dancing for one thing at least. The main film location was at the chimney rock camp for boys which had been closed down for several years prior to the 1987 filming. Despite being born seven years after the movies premiere on. It was also the first movie that sold over a million copies of vhs. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. The film stars abigail breslin, colt prattes, debra messing, bruce greenwood, sarah hyland, nicole scherzinger and tony roberts. Dirty dancing was filmed at a camp there, but the buildings were destroyed. This summer, the resort is offering dirty dancingthemed weekends. For several years after the movie aired, this building was home to the dirty dancing revue every weekend. Aug 06, 2019 dirty dancing wasnt the first movie swayze and grey did together the first movie that the two actors starred in together was the 1984 film red dawn. What happened to the original cast of dirty dancing. Enjoy a full itinerary of the movie film tours, dance lessons, saturday night party and much more.
Jun 20, 2019 the 2,600acre nature preserve hosts four dirty dancing weekends each year where you will obviously have the time of your life. Havana nights is a 2004 american dance musical romantic drama film directed by guy ferland. Dirty dancing fans flock to town where movie filmed upi. You can stay at the dirty dancing resort in virginia. All of the scenes in dirty dancing were filmed in two locations the mountain lake lodge hotel in virginia and lake lure in north carolina. Dec 10, 2016 this movie was filmed in 2 locations, virginia and lake lure, nc.
Filming locations 12 filming dates 1 production dates 1 filming locations. While here filming many of the cast and production team lodged at the beautiful 1927 lake lure inn and spa, where you can book the exact same rooms that patrick swayze and jennifer grey stayed in while filming. But the movie was actually filmed here in virginia, at a charming resort known as mountain lake lodge. Aug 02, 2019 the whole event is very popular and it involves a screening of the movie, a watermelon toss, dinners, a sock hop, group dance lessons and a dirty dancing scavenger hunt. The original dirty dancing remains a cultclassic to this day, and its still a movie we can watch over and over again and never get tired of. Jun 30, 2016 dirty dancing takes place at the kellerman resort, a fictional spot located in the catskills of new york. Even if youve never seen the classic movie, dirty dancing, you probably have seen people reenact the final dancing scene when jennifer gray jumps into patrick swayzes arms. Lake lure is best known for being the reallife location for the filming of the 1987 movie classic dirty dancing. It includes a full itinerary of dirty dancing themed activities including a scavenger hunt and movie locations tour, a come as your favorite movie character party, dance lessons both private and group and lawn games. Despite all the problems, word of mouth saw dirty dancing take off, particularly with women thanks to its feminist stance and strong female characters the film was nicknamed star wars for. Dec 02, 2019 dirty dancing turns 30 this year, heres our guide to the movies filming locations. The plot of a girl vacationing at a resort with her family and having a romance with the dance teacher has enthralled me and many others for thirty years.
While the fictional kellermans resortand its reallife inspirationwas located in the catskills, the 1987 movie wasnt filmed in upstate new york. You can enjoy the scene from the comfort of a tour boat on a romantic moonlight cruise. Mountain lake resort 115 hotel circle, pembroke, virginia, usa 31 of 31 found this interesting interesting. Dirty dancing filming location in virginia is free to visit. Dirty dancing is one of the great sleeper hits in film history, a dancefilled love story starring patrick swayze and jennifer grey that. Spending the summer at a catskills resort with her family, frances baby houseman falls in love with the camps dance instructor, johnny castle. Theres something about the innocence of the film, which shows love blossom between a teenager and a dance.
Movie location scenes for dirty dancing at mountain lake resort in pembroke, virginia. Dirty dancing the movie set lake lure north carolina. Dirty dancing is a 2017 american television film directed by wayne blair and written by jessica sharzer. You can visit the resort where dirty dancing was filmed.
The lodge goes through roughly 100 watermelons during its peak summer months, when it hosts guests from all points of the globe for a series of dirty dancingthemed getaways. A sleeper hit, it became a sensation upon release, with reports of people supposedly viewing the film, then immediately returning to the theater to watch it a second time. How to visit the filming locations of dirty dancing. The whole event is very popular and it involves a screening of the movie, a watermelon toss, dinners, a sock hop, group dance lessons and a dirty dancing scavenger hunt. When the crew began production in september 1986, they found all the. Aug 18, 2017 the lodge goes through roughly 100 watermelons during its peak summer months, when it hosts guests from all points of the globe for a series of dirty dancing themed getaways. Several areas of lake lure were used in the filming of the 1987 classic film dirty dancing. The famous movie dirty dancing, starring patrick swayze and jennifer grey, was filmed here on location at firefly cove. Devoted fans of dirty dancing are flocking to the tiny resort town where the lowbudget hit was filmed, to practice the mambo and act out scenes from the movie, and breathe. Love scene from dirty dancing with patrik swayze and jennifer grey by diormeli.
Lionsgateyoutube first, i have to confess that i am a huge dirty dancing fan. The cast of dirty dancing then and now needless to say, both actors made their roles, the dancing and the lift all look effortless and the film is still a cult favourite today. You can stay in babys bungalow and johnnys cabin, though these are replicas and not the actual filming sites. Once the news says we can start traveling again, you should go here. The footbridge and the foundations of camp buildings used in exterior shots for the film can also be seen about 12 mile from four. Dirty dancing wasnt the first movie swayze and grey did together the first movie that the two actors starred in together was the 1984 film red dawn. This movie was filmed in 2 locations, virginia and lake lure, nc. After the boys camp reluctantly closed its doors in 1982, hollywood discovered the propertys captivating setting and subsequently used the landscape as well as the camps original cabins, gym and dining hall to.
Jan 03, 2019 by all means, dirty dancing was a lowbudget movie. Dirty dancing is a 1987 romance film starring jennifer grey and patrick swayze, written by eleanor bergstein, and directed by emile ardolino. Oct 19, 2016 youll be treated to spectacular lake views of chimney rock and rumbling bald mountain, see where some of dirty dancings most memorable scenes were filmed including baby and johnnys swan lift practice in the lake and learn about lake lures history, luxury homes and local gossip. Things you didnt know about dirty dancing dirty dancing.
However, dirty dancing fans can still find tributes to the movie in lake lure and visit the lodge in virginia. On august 21, 1987, the blockbuster movie dirty dancing was released in theaters across the country. Aug 16, 2011 movie location scenes for dirty dancing at mountain lake resort in pembroke, virginia. At the dirty dancing lodge, fans can have the time of. Havana nights also known as dirty dancing 2 or dirty dancing 2. Come for the amazing dirty dancing filming locations and stay for the incredible. For the 1987 hit dirty dancing, patrick swayze and jennifer grey danced right here, in the blue waters of lake lure, beneath a mountain moon.
Dirty dancing movie filming locations the 80s movies rewind. Dirty dancing transported viewers back to a simpler time. Aug 28, 2015 the hotel is instantly recognizable to fans of the 1987 film dirty dancing as kellermans resort, the luxurious summer retreat where the precocious frances baby houseman meets hunky dance. Most of the interior and exterior scenes were filmed in lake lure. Dirty dancing is based primarily on screenwriter eleanor bergsteins life. Dirty dancing transported viewers back to a simpler time, when summers were spent at rural family resorts complete with dance lessons and bingo nights. Step in johnny castle and babys dancing shoes for a weekend. Dirty dancing takes place at the kellerman resort, a fictional spot located in the catskills of new york.
This is also where baby carried the watermelon, danced across the bridge and down the steps. Its one of those rare wars in which both sides can claim a victory. The 2,600acre nature preserve hosts four dirty dancing weekends each year where you will obviously have the time of your life. Dirty dancing 30th anniversary, where it was filmed. You know all the words to dirty dancing, and you swoon every time you hear that famous line nobody puts baby in a corner. The filming came to the southeast almost by accident. Visit the dirty dancing film location mountain lake lodge. The movie dirty dancing became a favorite of mine as a teenager. The title and the ads seem to promise a guided tour into the anarchic practices of untrammeled teenage lust, but the movie turns out to be a tired and relentlessly predictable story of love between kids from different backgrounds. I would do the mambo at these champagne contests in the country, said bergstein, whose father was a doctor. At the dirty dancing lodge, fans can have the time of their.
Devoted fans of dirty dancing are flocking to the tiny resort town where the lowbudget hit was filmed, to practice the mambo and. Dirty dancing turns 30 this year, heres our guide to the movies filming locations. Heres how the dirty dancing resort looks today gma. The actual resort you see in the movie was filmed in virginia. Mountain lake in pembroke, virginia was also the setting for some of the exterior scenes. All of the dancing scenes, including the final dance scene, was filmed inside the old gymnasium which was turned into a dinner theatre for filming. Havana nights is a 2004 american dance musical romantic drama film directed by guy ferland and starring diego luna, romola garai, sela ward, john slattery, jonathan jackson, january jones, and mika boorem. Dirty dancing fans flock to town where movie filmed. With patrick swayze, jennifer grey, jerry orbach, cynthia rhodes. Filming took place in mountain lake, virginia and lure lake, north carolina. Though set at a resort in the catskills mountains of upstate new york, dirty dancing was shot entirely in virginia and north carolina. The movie was filmed on the east coast and you can actually visit this dirty dancing filming location for free. Yes, lake lure, southeast of asheville, is the films other location but it hasnt fared so well as mountain lake in terms of whats left to see. The film is a prequel reimagining of the 1987 blockbuster dirty dancing, reusing the same basic plot, but transplanting it from upstate new york to cuba on the cusp of.455 173 889 395 1369 1365 550 301 1186 1363 338 1237 1312 289 1237 620 1186 1436 1290 99 262 570 1376 84 741 40 581 1474 114 269 63 168 1021 138