Movies allow us into various worlds. Imagination and possibilities are endless together with mountains of creativity. It’s no wonder these abandoned movie sets are anything short of fascinating to see. These destinations are all over the world and are like a character in the movies themselves.
Star Wars — Tatooine
Tunisia and Morocco were the only places that could host the Mars-like Grande Dunes.
Pirates of the Caribbean — Port Royale
This is Wallilabou bay which acted as Port Royale in Pirates of the Caribbean.
Hunger Games — District 12
Recognize these? These are the slums from District 12 located at Henry River Mill Village, North Carolina.
Lord of the Rings — The Shire
Matamata, New Zealand. At this point, it’s occupied by more sheep than hobbits.
Schindler’s List — Płaszów Labor Camp
This is the chilling replica of Płaszów Labor Camp and remains in Krakow, Poland.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters — Augsburg
You can find these remains nestled in a forest a few miles away from Berlin, Germany.
Cleopatra and The Passion of the Christ — Rome
When the movie industry declined in Rome, these classic Roman streets were abandoned.
Blue Brothers — Mall Chase
This is the Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, Illinois that was actually abandoned before it was wrecked for the iconic chase scene.
Full Metal Jacket — Vietnam
Director Stanley Kubrick hated to travel so he shot Full Metal Jacket in London, England. Beckton Gas Works was used to shoot various major battle scenes.
M*A*S*H — The Sign
Here is one of the sets of M*A*S*H shot 25 miles south of Los Angeles a.k.a. Malibu State Park.
Batman (1989) — Gotham City
The set of Gotham City was left to rot after Batman ended shooting, located in Buckinghamshire, England
Lone Star — Township
The Abyss — Submarine
Gaffney, South Carolina is home to the remains of the unfinished Cherokee Nuclear Plant which was used to film underwater scenes in The Abyss.
Popeye — Popeye Village
The Patriot — Spanish Mission
Cypress Gardens, South Carolina.
The Hills Have Eyes — Gas Haven
Big Fish — Spectre
The Fugitive — Escape Scene
Dillsboro, North Carolina.
Looper — Diner
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly — Frontier Town