Midnight Cowboy (1969) Filming Locations

Location #1: Big Tex Drive-In


Interstate 20, Big Spring, Texas, United States

Location #2: Big Spring Hotel


Roughly at East 3rd Street & Donley Street, Big Spring, Texas, United States

Location #3: Rio Theater


309 Northwest 4th Street, Big Spring, Texas, United States

Location #4: The train station


At the north end of South Main Street, Big Spring, Texas, United States

Location #5: Miller’s Restaurant


East 3rd Street (near the intersection at Austin Street), Big Spring, Texas, United States

24 thoughts on “Midnight Cowboy (1969) Filming Locations

  1. Chung Wong

    The pawn shop showing the Medici symbol is at 605 Amsterdam. The building is gone. But the building at 610 Amsterdam in the reflection is still there.

        1. John Haughey

          IThe bar was actually called Club 45 on W 45th St (Not sure of the exact address) a lot of actors and broadway people would hang out there.

          1. Ed

            I do not think it was. No google exists of it. No “old guides” exist of it. No mention of it whatsoever

          2. Dan

            Would have to be closer to the ” I’m walkin here scene” on 58th and 6th. The greek mythology symbols above the bar should give it away?

          3. Julianne Sudbrink

            It was the bar on w 45th.. I was in there drinking ..as I spoke to the bartender somehow I mentioned that the place looked just liked the bar in the movie. She was boasting and happy to say that was the bar. I don’t think its there anymore, but it was on w 45 the on the right hand side of the street as soon as you turned in from Broadway

          4. John Haughey

            It is confirmed it was Club 45 at 150 W. 45th St. There is a quick scene in the film that shows the bartender putting the cash away in the register and you can see the name Club 45 underneath the register. it was across from the Lyceum Theater.

    1. Ed

      I do not think the bar was Club 45. No Google images of it. No google history of it. I think Club 45 is made up, to be honest. Does not exist. Try again. The bar where Joe meets Ratso. Where? I am wonderint if it was at the studio.

  2. Bill Harman

    John Haughey, The dates on our post indicate your post was here before I posted but I don’t guess I saw it. We want to thank you, e and my buddy have spent 50 years trying to remember “Club45”, most likely didn’t help we usually tipped a few there.
    Thank you very much, a 50 year mystery solved for me. Bill Harman

  3. Mark Phillips

    Note: the scene in front of Colony Records was filmed, if I’m not mistaken, at it’s original location at 52nd and Broadway. I believe they moved down to 1619 Broadway in 1970.

  4. Jonathan nelson

    It’s amazing to see these places. This movie had such incredible shot location s. Each one unique and in 3 states at least. Thank you!

  5. Jonathan nelson

    I love seeing smaller towns across America like Big Sring tx in the 40s, 50s, aND 60s. It’s before the big highways came along. Also before the huge super stores took over. It’s gone now and the 60’s was the tail end of these times. Little main street shops and locals all walking around.

  6. Kamal Ahmed

    You got the wrong address for COLONY RECORDS. The one in Midnight Cowboy Was the original location on W.52st. The one you mention opened in 1970.


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