The Blues Brothers (1980) Filming Locations

Location #26: Motel

28W721 Roosevelt Road, West Chicago, Illinois, United States


Location #27: Police cars crash by the road

At North Rand Road (near West Liberty Street), Wauconda, Illinois, United States


Location #28: Police barrage

Bridge at 23rd Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Note from the Webmaster: Don’t look, the bridge as we see it in the movie doesn’t exist anymore.


Location #29: Underpass

Under West Van Buren Bridge, Chicago, Illinois, United States


Location #30: Police cars pileup

At West Lake Street & North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, United States


Location #31: The Nazis join in

900 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, United States


Location #32: Bridge to nowhere

Shockingly, they warp near East-West Freeway, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States


Location #33: The car crashes on the road

This is a studio backlot / movie set

Location #34: Public Square

Richard J. Daley Plaza, Chicago, 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.

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  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.

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  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!!

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  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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