The Blues Brothers (1980) Filming Locations

Location #1: Walking out of prison

At 1125 Collins Street, Joliet, Illinois, United States

Location #2: The bridge

East 95th Street (above Calumet River), Chicago, Illinois, United States

Location #3: On the way to the orphanage

At West 18th Street & Normal Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Note from the Webmaster: The orphanage was a facade.

Location #4: Triple Rock Baptist Church

3235 East 91st Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Location #5: Jake and Elwood drive by a Shell gas station

At 900 West Talcott Road, Park Ridge, Illinois, United States

6 thoughts on “The Blues Brothers (1980) Filming Locations

  1. Jen Fester

    I have a happy connection with two things about the BB movie. Almost every Sunday, I go through the intersection of Cumberland and Talcott in Park Ridge on my way to church, and every once in a while I think about the movie. The second is that my husband and I (who celebrate our 25th anniversary in two days) got married at 118 N. Clark St. As Cook County residents, we could have been married at any of the county’s courthouses, but we just had to go downtown. Thankfully our car did not self-destruct on reaching the building.

  2. John

    This is great! Twiggy’s motel is still there. Shame about the truck. It’s not far from my house: I can offer to take a photo if you like.

  3. Wolf

    One thing I’ve always been curious about is if the interior to Elwood’s apartment was filmed at the actual location?? From the looks of the train going by the window, it appears it was. I just have no idea how they fit the actors and crew in that tiny apartment!!

  4. Dave M

    I had a corned beef sandwich at the Dill Pickle almost daily from 1982 until the deli got relocated in the late 80s, after which it was never the same. The owner was Ira Oman and the main cook was a grumpy guy named Nick. There were usually cops present, having coffee and whatever Ira offered. Meals were always gratis for Chicago’s finest. Pea soup Wednesdays only made things better. Everything came with a bag of Lays and, of course, a dill pickle. I loved that place .


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