Sunday, July 28, 2013

12 Monkeys (1995)

dir. Terry Gilliam

The future prison – Richmond Power Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

James Cole (Bruce Willis) emerges in the 1990s Philadelphia – City Hall (northeast corner), 1 Penn Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The police station – 200 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

The police van in the street – N. Gay Street at N. High Street, Baltimore, Maryland

The mental asylum where Cole meets Jeffrey Goines (Brad Pitt) – Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Kathryn Railly’s (Madeleine Stowe) lecture – Memorial Hall, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Built as the art gallery for the 1876 Centennial Exposition, it now houses the Please Touch Museum.

The Oasis Motel – 2000 Admiral Wilson Boulevard, Camden, New Jersey. There were plans to turn the site of the Oasis Motel into a large welcome center but no building has materialized.

The homeless enclave where Cole Railly get attacked by bums – Metropolitan Opera House, 858 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Update: The Met building stood abandoned for years, it was renovated some time in 2018-2019.

The FAA headquarters – 2802 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Cole and Railly driving through the bridge – Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The gas station – 17318 Falls Road, Upperco, Maryland.

Dr. Goines’s (Christopher Plummer) mansion exterior – The Cloisters, 10440 Falls Road, Pikesville, Maryland.

Dr. Goines’s mansion interior – 11 W. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland.

Cole and Railly waking up among the homeless – Ridgeway Library (now Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts), 901 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Globe Hotel – 306 W. Franklin Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The old Congress Hotel, next to the site of the long gone Maryland Theatre, has been redone to become the Congress Hotel Apartments.

Railly makes a phone call – City Hall (east side), S. Juniper Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cole waiting for Railly – Wanamaker’s Department Store (now Macy’s), S. Juniper Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cole and Railly shopping for disguises – Wanamaker’s Department Store (now Macy’s), 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey and his FAA associates let the animals out – Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Hitchcock Fest – Senator Theatre, 5904-5906 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland.

The airport exterior – BWI Airport, 7426 New Ridge Road, Hanover, Maryland

The airport interior – Grand Hall, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Market Street between 12th and 11th Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Grand Hall occupies the trainshed of the former Reading Railroad terminal.

See also...

Blade Runner

The Fisher King


  1. Nice! Thank you so much for compiling this.

  2. This is so great! thanks for putting it together

  3. This is super awesome. One update: I believe the Met is now refurbed:

  4. Excellent job! Really enjoyed the pictures of the movie scene and the actual. Definitely getting bookmarked for future references. And letting others know about this site. Funny though, unfortunately I was here looking for... What police station interior was used when Railly first meets Cole? Great if you could let me know or update the page. 👍👍👍👍

  5. My sister was in that movie. Metal patient walking around swinging a raggedy doll.

  6. Hi Yuri, I'd love to publish these images in a magazine. Could you possibly email me to discuss? reach me on nell at tankmagazine dot com. Thank you!

  7. The only two cities I really know well, except maybe DC. I should watch this one again.