A Huge Thank You To Michael Delahaut From The Delta Bravo Team For Helping Me Track Down The Exact Spot For Most Of These Locations And To The Movie Locations.com Website For Getting This Project Started. 

Thank You to Allen Perry For Tracking Down Some Of The Difficult To Find Pittsburgh Area Locations.

  • (0:04)  The Exterior Of Mawby's Bar / 229 Boyd Street, Los Angeles (Note: The Building Has Changed A Lot Since The Movie Was Made. There Is No Longer A Parking Lot Across The Street)

  • (0:11)  Alex Owen's Apartment / 1734 S. Los Angeles, Street, Los Angeles (Note: Her Building Has Since Been Torn Down And There Is Now A New Building There. She Is Riding Northeast On Her Bike In The Alley Coming From E. Washington Street)

  • (0:16)  Alex Riding Her Bike To Sign Up For Her Dance Audition / Carnegie Museum; 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

  • (0;20)  Alex Visiting Hanna Long / 2100 Sidney Street, Pittsburgh, PA

  • (0:21)  Alex Going To Confession / Saint Joseph Catholic Church; 218 E. 12th Street, Los Angeles (Note: The Church Seen In The Movie Has Since Been Torn Down And Replaced With A New Church)

  • (0:23)  The Exterior Of The Zanzibar Strip Club / 644 S. Main Street, Los Angeles (Note: This Is The North Edge Of The Stay On Main Hotel Or The Old Cecil Hotel. The Hotel Cecil Sign Is Still On The Sidewalk Today That Is Seen In The Second Screen Shot)

  • (0:26)  The Breakdancing / Still Searching For This Location

  • (0:27)  Alex And Jeanie Szabo Crossing The Street With Alex Mimicking The Traffic Officer / 530 7th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (Note: The Camera Is Looking Southeast)

  • (0:38)  Alex Riding Her Bike Home In The Rain While Being Followed By Nick Hurley / Going Southeast On W. Washington Blvd For One Block Then Turning Right On S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles (Note: Some Of The Spots She Rides By Remain Today While Others Have Been Torn Down)

  • (0:41)  Jeanie Szabo Ice Skating In Competition / Culver City Ice Arena; 4545 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City (Note: This Is No Longer An Ice Rink)

  • (0:44)  The Exterior Of The Hockey Rink / 1734 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles (Note: This Is The Front Of Her Apartment Building Too But It Has Since Been Torn)

  • (0:58)  Alex Throwing A Rock Through Nick Hurley's Window / 440 S. June Street, Los Angeles

  • (1:00)  Alex Getting A Sandwich At Work / Union Station; 1100 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (Note: The Angle Shown Is On The Southeast Side Of The Building)

  • (1:13)  Alex Angerly Getting Out Of Nick's Car / 2nd Street Tunnel, Los Angeles (Note: This Tunnel Runs From Figueroa To Hill Street)

  • (1:18)  Alex In The Trolly Going Up The Hill / Duquesne Incline; 1197 W. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA

  • (1:26)  Alex At Her Dancing Audition / Bob Hope Patriotic Hall; 1816 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

  • (1:29)  Alex Outside Celebrating With Nick / Carnegie Museum; Schenley Drive Extension, Pittsburgh, PA (Note: This Is The West Side Of The Building With The Camera Looking South Toward The Henry Clay Frick Library Building)


  1. Thank you very much for all this information. I needed it

  2. I've been looking for the building and never could find it. It has changed a lot.

  3. Hi. I want to add the first scene was filmed in Knoll Street and Middle Street. Pittsburgh PA.

  4. Fountain Street and Henderson Street. James St. and Hemlock Street. Pittsburgh PA. Opening when Alex is driving by bike

  5. Shooting in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh is far away apart from each other.

  6. If I had read your article earlier, it would have been different. My ideas will definitely become more complete if you add your comments. It's so wonderful

  7. The Dance Audition scene at Patriotic Hall is iconic. Lots of people wanted to recreate that. I managed the filming at Patriotic Hall for a while. The Dance Lesson scene in “The Wedding Planner” was shot in the same room. Also Jennifer Lopez came back again to shoot a music video in that same room. I was able to find all the original furniture from “Flash Dance” to recreate the scene. The Art Department was very grateful!

  8. Flashdance stands as a cultural icon, not just a film but a phenomenon that encapsulated the vibrant spirit of the '80s. Its pulsating energy, enthralling dance sequences, and a gripping storyline etched a timeless place in cinematic history. This tale of dreams, ambition, and the pursuit of passion resonated beyond the screen, inspiring generations and leaving an indelible mark on popular culture. The iconic imagery, accompanied by an electrifying soundtrack, continues to ignite nostalgia and captivate audiences, reminding us that sometimes, a flash of inspiration can create a lasting dance of emotions that transcends decades.