New York Film Locations

Doctor Strange (2016)

Last Updated: Sept 2017

Dr. Stephen Strange's (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave. He quickly learns that the enclave is at the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying reality. Before long, Strange is forced to choose between his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

otsoNY Comments: The interior for the apartment would have been shot on a sound stage, as the suggested view from the window would put its location just behind the Flatiron Building on East 21st Street and 5th Avenue, though no such building with wide glass windows exists.

Exterior Apartment, 535 West End Avenue and West 86th Street, Manhattan.


George Washington Bridge, Hudson River, New York.


otsoNY Comments: Digital technology changed the facade of the building on the corner of West 12th Street and West 4th Street.

128 West 12th Street and West 4th Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Instead of trying to hack up actual footage of the city, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) simply rebuilt New York from scratch as a giant digital model so the visual effects studio could then warp and twist it around to create the Mirror Dimension that defies all the laws of nature we know.


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