High Fidelity

Thank You To Michael From The Filminglocs Website For Finding Penny's House

Thank You To Chris Wilson For Telling Me About The Charlie's Apartment Exterior)

  • (0:03)  Rob Gordon's Apartment / 6609 N. Lakewood Avenue, Chicago (Note: This Is Just A Guess On The Exact Number But It Is Real Close)

  • (0:05)  Rob On An El Platform / Wilson Station; 4620 N. Broadway Street, Chicago

  • (0:05)  Flashback To High School / Lane Tech High School; 2501 W. Addison Street, Chicago

  • (0:06)  Penny's House In Flashback / 4535 N. Francisco Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:07)  Championship Vinyl / 1500 N. Milwaukee Avenue (Note: This Is Not Really A Record Store)

  • (0:13)  Charlie's Apartment / 1714 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago (Note: The View Is Of The Third Floor)

  • (0:23)  Standing In Front Of The Biograph Theater / 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:23)  Rob Going Into A Bar / 2438 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago (Note: This Is Where He Sees Marie For The First Time Performing)

  • (0:40)  Rob Walking To A El Train Station / Armitage Station; 944 W. Armitage Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:45)  Rob And Penny At A Movie / Music Box; 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago

  • (1:01)   Outside Of Marie's Place / 2047 N. Hoyne Avenue, Chicago

  • (1:05)  Ian Raymond's Apartment / 1922 W. Division Street, Chicago (Note: This Is Not Confirmed But It Does Look Like The Place)

  • (1:14)  Exterior Of Charlie's Building / Still Searching For this Location (Note: The Address Seen Is Fake)

  • (1:20)  Rob Walking On A Bridge / Kinzie Street Bridge Near Canal Street, Chicago (Note: Camera Is Looking South With The Sears Tower In The Background)

  • (1:26)  Laura's Father's Funeral / Still Searching For This Location

  • (1:29)  Rob Sitting On A Bench In The Rain / Still Searching For This Location


  1. Ian Raymond's Apartment is approximately 1922/24 W Division. The phone booth where he calls her from in the rain was in front of Division Street Russian and Turkish baths. Phone booth was added for filming, it was gone the next day.

  2. Rob Gordon's apartment is at N Lakewood and W Albion in Rogers Park. The EL overpass matches at 0:03 when Laura's about to get in her car, but you get a better shot of it around 0:55 when Cusack's leaving the apartment.

  3. Many of the scenes were filmed here:

    Heritage Park Historical Village
    1900 Heritage Drive Southwest, Calgary, AB T2V 1R1, Canada
    +1 403-268-8500

    I am sure someone there would be able to verify this.

  4. I worked on the scenes in Charlie's loft. Our holding location was at the Ellen Mitchell Elementary school at Oakley & Ohio. The loft itself was across the street to the north, (606 N. Oakley, I believe). The exteriors of Charlie in the window were not shot there, but the interiors for the party itself was shot there.

  5. Thanks for posting these great locations! it's interesting to note that the story was originally set in London but they decided that the only possible American city that would work was Chicago (I forget why). Love this film!

    1. Because Cusak is from Chicago and loves the city and its theatrical community.

  6. He actually walks up the exit ramp at the Armitage El Stop. You enter through a massive entrance, but exit through very skinny ramps.

  7. The exteriors for Charlie's apartment were filmed at 1714 North Damen. I was working in the building when they were shooting there. The entrance to the building has been redone. It used to have stairs going up to the first floor, but they ripped out the basement and made the first floor of the building at street level.

  8. What about the Green Mill scene?

  9. Can anyone confirm if Rob's apartment interior was a studio set or filmed in an actual apartment?

  10. The DJ scene looks like Neo which was at the end of an alley on the west side of Clark just south of Fullerton. It closed in 2015.

    1. Nope, that's Double Door in Wicker Park. RIP. And the club they saw the female performer in was Lounge Ax

  11. I think the chapel may the chapel in Montrose Cemetery on the north side.