The Blues Brothers

Thank You To My Friend Danny Schnolis From They Broke My Watch Website For Providing Me With The Address Of The Orphanage And The Curl Up And Dye Location Plus He Told The World About Many Other Locations!!

Another Website Dedicated To The Blues Brothers Is Called (Blues Brothers Central) This Site Has A Lot Of Good Info Including Behind The Scenes Info, Filming Locations And Their Own Webboard. Thanks For the Highway Exit Location.
 Check It Out Here... Blues Brothers Central

  • (0:00)  Opening Credits Showing The Smokestacks / Gary Works; Gary, Indiana

  • (0:01)  The Prison / Joliet Correctional Center; 1125 Collins Street, Joliet

  • (0:09)  The Bridge They Jump / E. 95th Street Bridge; Chicago (Note: This Is A Block East Of S. Chicago Avenue)

  • (0:10)  The Entry To The Orphanage / 18th Street At Normal Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:17)  The Church / Pilgrim Baptist Church; 3235 E. 91st Street, Chicago

  • (0:25)  Running The Red Light / S. Cumberland Avenue And W. Talcott Road, Park Ridge

  • (0:25)  The Light Was Yellow Sir Pullover Location / 729 S. Cumberland Avenue, Park Ridge (Note: The Side Of The House Shown In The Movie Was On Gillick Street)

  • (0:27)  The Intersection Where The Chase Begins As They Make The Left Hand Turn / They Are On Glenlake Avenue Turning Left Or North On Courtland Avenue, Park Ridge

  • (0:27)  The Crazy Intersection / W. Talcott Road, Courtland Avenue And Devon Avenue, Park Ridge

  • (0:28)  The Mall / The Old Dixie Square Mall; 15201 S. Dixie Highway, Harvey (Note: The Mall Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:32)  Driving Downtown Chicago / State Street And W. Randolph Street, Chicago

  • (0:32)  Elwood Parking The Bluesmobile / Behind 315 S. Plymouth Court And Behind 314 S. State Street, Chicago (Note: This Alley Is Still There But The Small Building Where He Parks the Car Is Long Gone. The Entrance He Used Was Just South Of The Parking Garage At 331 S. Plymouth Court But The Building To The Right In The Screen Shot Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:34)  Elwood's Apartment Next To The El Tracks / The Old Plymouth Hotel; 22 W. Van Buren Street, Chicago (Note: This Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:44)  Mrs. Tarantino's House / 1623 S. 51st Court, Cicero (Note: This Is A One Way Street But In The Movie The Traffic Is Going The Opposite Direction)

  • (0:46)  The Holiday Inn / Quality Inn; 3801 Mannheim Road, Schiller Park

  • (0:49)  The Chez Paul Restaurant / 660 N. Rush Street, Chicago

  • (0:55)  The Nazi Bridge / Jackson Park; South Of The Museum Of Science And Industry; Where Columbia Drive And Science Drive Meet Just Off Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

  • (0:57)  Soul Food Cafe / 807 W. Maxwell Street, Chicago (Note: The Whole Block Has Since Been Torn Down And Is Now Part Of The University Of Illinois Chicago Campus)

  • (1:06)  Curl Up And Die Salon / 8500 S. Burley Avenue, Chicago

  • (1:07)  Ray's Music Exchange / 300 E. 47th Street, Chicago

  • (1:12)  Howard Johnson's / Near The Tollway, Des Plaines (Note: This Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (1:15)  Wrigley Field / 1060 W. Addison Street, Chicago

  • (1:16)  Bob's Country Bunker / Universal Studios Backlot; Universal City, California (Note: This Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (1:29)  The Blues Brothers Being Chased By The Good Ole Boys / Griffith Park; Griffith Park Drive, Los Angeles, California (Note: The Exact Spot Is Just Under A Half Mile From Crystal Spring Drive. The First Screen Shot Is Looking North. The Fake Billboard That The Officers Were Parked Behind Was On The West Side Of The Road Right Next To A Parking And Picnic Area)

  • (1:33)  Stealing The Speaker From The Playground / Oscar Mayer School; 2250 N. Clifton Street, Chicago (Note: The Tower Has Since Been Taken Down)

  • (1:32)  Curtis Handing Out Flyers To The Orphans To Hang Around Town / 116 N. Main Street, Wauconda (Note: The Camera Is Looking South. The Building With The Slanted Roof Way In The Background On The Left Is Wauconda Paint And Glass At 104 S. Main Street And The Building With the Balcony To The Left Of The White Van Is Middleton's On Main)

  • (1:33)  The Blues Brothers Putting The Word In The Streets / 127 N. Main Street, Wauconda (Note: The Culligan Building Is The Address I Used But That Business Is Now Slyce Pizza. The View Is Looking South Toward The Water Tower)

  • (1:33)  The Blues Brothers Driving On A Beach / Phil's Beach Bangs Lake; 336 N. Main Street, Wauconda (Note: This Took Place On The West Side Of The Lake And Is A Private Beach)

  • (1:36)  Lloyds Gas Station / S. Neltnor Blvd And Garys Mill Road, West Chicago

  • (1:43)  Sneaking Into The Palace Hotel Ballroom / South Shore Cultural Center; 7059 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago (Note: The Interior Was Filmed At The Hollywood Palideum In Los Angeles)

  • (2:00)  The Blues Brothers Escaping From The Tunnel / Still Searching For This Location

  • (2:02)  The Motel Where The Girl Waits For Elwood / West Wind Motel; 28W721 Roosevelt Road, West Chicago

  • (2:01)  The Good Ole Boys Exiting The Highway At A High Rate Of Speed / 7751 W. Higgins Road, Chicago (Note: They Were Exiting The Westbound Kennedy Expressway On The Canfield Exit)

  • (2:01)  The Winnebago Crashing Into The Lake / Universal Studios Backlot; Universal City

  • (2:03)  Police Car Pileup On The Highway / U.S. 12 And Illinois 176 Intersection, Wauconda

  • (2:04)  We're In A Truck / U.S. 12/Rand Road Just South Of The Barrington Road Overpass, Wauconda (Note: They Are Going North And This Is About A Half Mile South Of The Previous Scene)

  • (2:04)  The Police On Horses / N. Franklin Street And Couch Place, Chicago (Note: The Camera Is Looking North With The Merchandise Mart Seen In The Background)

  • (2:04)  The Blues Brothers Breaking Through The Road Block / E. 23rd Street Bridge, Chicago (Note: This Bridge Is No Longer There As It Is Now Part Of The New McCormick Place Complex)

  • (2:05)  Entering Lower Wacker Drive / South Entrance To Lower Wacker Drive (Note: Wacker Drive Has Changed A Lot Since Filming Of The Movie)

  • (2:06)  Exiting Wacker Drive And Jumping The Police Car / Lower Wacker Drive And Monroe Street, Chicago (Note: The Blues Mobile Is Heading South For The Jump)

  • (2:06)  The Bluesmobile Zooming Down The Street / S. Wells Street And W. Arcade Place, Chicago (Note: They Are Traveling South)

  • (2:07)  Driving Real Fast Onto A Bridge And Almost Hitting A Delivery Truck On The Other Side / Wells Street, Bridge, Chicago (Note: They Are Going South)

  • (2:07)  Almost Hitting The People On Bicycles / N. Wells Street And W. Washington Street, Chicago

  • (2:08)  Police Car Pileup / W. Lake Street And N. Lasalle Street, Chicago

  • (2:08)  Where The Nazi's Enter The Chase / 915 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago (Note: They Turn Right And Go East On Jackson Toward Peoria Street)

  • (2:08)  Turning Right Into An Alley / 855 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago (Note: This Alley Is Between S. Peoria Street And S. Green Street)

  • (2:08)  Exiting The Alley / 860 W. Van Buren Street, Chicago (Note: They Turn Right And Go West Toward Peoria Street)

  • (2:10)  Running Out Of Road / Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • (2:11)  The Nazi's Falling Into The Hole / Universal Studios Backlot, Universal City

  • (2:11)  Entering Daley Plaza / N. Dearborn Street And W. Washington Street, Chicago

  • (2:11)  Crashing Into The Daley Center / 50 W. Washington Street, Chicago

  • (2:11)  Entering The Assessors Building / 118 N. Clark Street, Chicago


  1. Nicely done!!!!
    A great, modern day sequential tour!!!

    -Blueblood, BB Central

  2. Thank you, THANK you, THANK YOU! I love this movie and have probably seen it over 100 times. Seeing these sites like this is a real treat for any and all fans of this gem!!! Thanks again!

  3. great compilation....seen this movie 28 times at the original chicago theatre, several double n triple features at a time...also was on the corner of dearborn and washington on day of filming siege of city hall

  4. A little background information... Chicago PD was able to unload most, if not all their old police cars for the movie. They were in the process of buying new squad cars, so the timing was good. They weren't supposed to destroy the mall. It was set to close in 6 months to a year and some stores were still operating. Destroying the mall wasn't part of the plan because the remaining stores had to shut down for repairs.

    1. This is absolutely not true. The mall was closed. There'd been murders in a bathroom in 2 successive weeks. There were no stores operating. It was closed, without power, a/c or a soul inside. I remember looking through the boarded up windows with the Production Designer, John Lloyd. We paid Harvey to do what we wanted to the mall. We put in electric, hung lights, ran A/C, had a 2nd set dec to populate the store windows. It wasn't 'set to close'. It was closed. There were no stores still operating. No 'remaining stores', no 'shutting down for repairs'.

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  5. Thank you for the memories! I lived in Schiller Park and Park Ridge and have been to almost all the places in the photos. Missed the South Side motel, but not much else. I moved from Park Ridge to Houston the summer the movie was being filmed. When I saw it in Houston, I felt like I was back home! Great photographic recap of the movie, which is one of my favorites!


  7. very very very thanks.

    1. The tunnel scene is by the lincoln Park zoo Chicago!

  8. This was great thank you! I live on Bang's Lake in Wauconda. It is cool to see Main St. In one of my favorite movies.

  9. The Palace Hotel Ballroom / South Shore Country Club.

    It is now the South Shore Cultural Center. Correct address is 7059 S South Shore Dr, Chicago. Not S Lake Shore Dr.

    1. Thank you for the info and for pointing out my mistake. It has now been corrected.

  10. I lived about a mile from the fake gas station that they blew up. We received no warning, so one night there was a huge explosion and I thought my furnace had blown up. The next morning I drove down Rt. 59 and there was a burned-out gas station where no station had been before. The explosion blew windows out of the church across the street.