Sixteen Candles

There is another website totally dedicated to all of the John Hughes Movies. It has more in depth information on the locations plus a lot more stuff on each of the movies. 
You can check it out here: John Hughes Filming Locations

  • (0:00)  The Baker Residence / 3022 Payne Street, Evanston

  • (0:04)  High School / Old Niles East High School; 7700 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie (Note: The School Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:42)  House With The Party / 1407 Waverly Road, Highland Park

  • (1:08)  House With The Famous Picture Of The Girl In The Car / 1411 Sycamore Lane, Northbrook

  • (1:24)  The Church Exterior / Glencoe Union Church / 263 Park Street, Glencoe


  1. The scenes where Anthony Michael Hall (the geek) is driving the Rolls with Jake's girlfriend near the end were filmed on Oakton St., both in front of Skokie's Village Hall, as well as further east near Kilbourn.

  2. my father in law was a rice-thrower

  3. Thanks for your site! 16 Candles is on now, and being from Chicago, I wanted to see at what high school JH filmed.

  4. I am pretty sure that Glenco Union Church is where the ghost of the pine tree salesman who drowned in Lake Michigan comes out of Lake Michigan and walks up to the cemetery Chicago folklore

  5. I miss the 80's. I told my wife I wanted to go back and live it over again, but she told me that the only reason I liked it so much is because I was youthful, in great shape, no responsibilities, and my experiences were new and exciting (gaining more independence). My response was, "Exactly!"