Michael Aaron Gallagher in the Batmobile.
As a longtime movie buff with more than 1,600 films in his collection, Michael Aaron Gallagher enjoys visiting movie sets and popular filming locations whenever possible. These are just some of the places he has photographed throughout his travels, which you may recognize from their time on the big screen.
Southgate Shopping Center
Featured in Movies: Edward Scissorhands (1990) and The One and Only Ivan (2020)
The Southgate Shopping Center in Lakeland, Florida was featured in the movies “Edward Scissorhands” and “The One and Only Ivan.” Photo by Michael Aaron Gallagher.
Ca’ d’Zan Mansion
Featured in Movies: Great Expectations (1998) and Parker (2013)
Ca’ d’Zan Mansion in Sarasota, Florida was featured in the movies “Great Expectations” and “Parker.” Photo by Michael Aaron Gallagher.
555 E Stanford St.
Featured in Movie: My Girl (1991), the home of Vada Sultenfuss.
The home of Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) in the movie “My Girl” (1991), 555 E. Stanford Street in Bartow, Florida. Photo by Michael Aaron Gallagher.
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Interior)
Featured in movie: The Benefactor (2015)
The interior of the Philadelphia Museum of Art was featured in the movie The Benefactor, starring Dakota Fanning and Richard Gere. Photo by Michael Aaron Gallagher.
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Exterior)
Featured in movie: Rocky (1976)
Known as “The Rocky Steps,” the 72 steps leading up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art were featured in the 1976 film “Rocky.” Photo by Michael Aaron Gallagher.
The Receiving Vault at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow, New York
Featured in Movie: House of Dark Shadows (1970)
Vampire Barnabas Collins haunts the receiving vault at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York in the movie “House of Dark Shadows” (1970). Photo by Michael Aaron Gallagher.
Hatch’s Fish Market
Featured in Movie: Year by the Sea (2016)
Hatch’s Fish Market in Wellfleet, Massachusetts was featured in the movie “Year by the Sea” (2016). Photo by Michael Aaron Gallagher.
American Legion Memorial Bridge
Featured in Movie: Jaws (1975)
The American Legion Memorial Bridge from the movie “Jaws” (1975) on Martha’s Vineyard. Photo by Michael Aaron Gallagher.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Featured in Movies: Dolphin Tale (2011) and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
The aquarium director’s office at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium was a movie set for both Dolphin Tale (2011) and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014), starring Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. Photo by Michael Aaron Gallagher.
Liverpool, New York
Featured in Movies: Banana Split (2018), The Binge (2020) and The Ultimate Playlist of Noise (2021).
“American High,” the former school turned movie production studio by Jeremy Garelick has been an inspiration to me for several years. If I have the opportunity to work with them someday, I’ll be sure to take a better photo of the building (you can’t always choose what time of day you take a picture, hence the cones and the shadow over part of the name) to replace this one.