West Woodland Goes Hollywood!

Updated April 11, 2018

Seattle has been a backdrop for some of Hollywood’s biggest films. Amazing views and diverse scenery make for a breathtaking cinematic experience.  Check out these movies and TV shows filmed, in part, in Ballard’s West Woodland neighborhood.


Twice in a Lifetime:  Filmed at 311 NW 51st Street

There have been several movies and TV shows filmed in and around the West Woodland Neighborhood, including Twice in a Lifetime staring Gene Hackman and Ann-Margret. The video clip available HERE shows the home at 311 NW 51st and great views of the surrounding area.  Current view of the home is available HERE.

If you decide to watch the movie, you will be treated to glimpses of Seattle in the 1980’s, including the Kingdome, Mike’s Chili Parlor, and the original Dubliner in Fremont. The good ol’ daze.

Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSAqQU3SQy4

More about this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090223/

Below: 311 NW 51st Street, courtesy Puget Sound Archives. Approximate date, 1937.  

Movie House - 311 NW 51st Street

Huhumpdaympday:  Filmed at 612 NW 50th Street

Our next movie Humpday is about two guys who take their bromance to the next level, and was partially filmed at 612 NW 50th Street. The movie is rate R, so you all have been warned. If you do decide to watch you will catch glimpses of Ballard, Edith Macefield’s house (1438 NW 46th Street), and Woodland Park.

Video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1sQedSS5iQ

More about this movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1334537/

Blood, Whiskey, and Silver:  Filmed at 418 Public House

An Indie film you may not have heard about, Blood, Whiskey, and Silver was filmed at the 418 Public House. The film was created in 2013 as part of the Guerrilla Film Challenge, and at 6 minutes in length you will want to watch it a couple times. Enjoy!

Video available here:  http://youtu.be/wSWA0XrCh3s

Below: 418 NW 65th Street. Approximate date, 2014.  

418 NW 65th Street - 2014

evilEvil-In-Law:  Filmed at 6245 5th Ave NW

West Woodland has shown up on the small screen as well. Evil-In-Law filmed two episodes at 6245 5th Ave NW. Both of these episodes aired in December 2013 and show the interior of the home.

I happen to be walking by when they were filming and met the Producer and set personnel. The film crew worked for Screaming Flea Productions, a production company based in Seattle. The Producer shared that they are always looking for new homes to film at, if interested please visit: http://www.sfpseattle.com/casting/ for more information.

More about this show: http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/evil-in-law/episodes-season-1/549907

Did I miss your favorite movie or TV show filmed in the neighborhood?

Comment below or email westwoodlandneighbors@gmail.com.

1 thought on “West Woodland Goes Hollywood!

  1. Wow, I didn’t know that so many movies were made in such a small bit of the neighborhood over time. I’d never even heard of the Hackman movie & want to see it now. Thanks for the post!!


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