New York Film Locations

The Last Days of Disco (1998)

Last Updated: Oct 2023

Alice Kinnon (Chloë Sevigny) and Charlotte Pingress (Kate Beckinsale), two young Manhattan women fresh out of college who work in a New York publishing house. The two women, companions but not necessarily close friends, frequent the local disco together in search of music, dance, and romance. They are starkly different in personality: Alice is intelligent, quiet, and rather soft-spoken, while Charlotte is outgoing, conceited, and brutally honest, giving Alice constant "advice". The women subsequently decide to move in together and find a third roommate, Holly (Tara Subkoff), because neither of them makes quite enough money or receives enough help from her parents to cover the expense. They begin a friendship with one of the club's managers, Des (Chris Eigeman), and find one-night stands and relationships through the ensuing year, until it appears that the disco era has ended.

Spring Street and Hudson Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Built in 1900, 50 Vandam was in the middle of the block, but has since been demolished and replaced by a high-rise tower block.

Nightclub Entrance, 50 Vandam Street (btw Varick Street and Hudson Street) Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Principal photography began on August 12, 1997, and ended on October 27, 1997. Filming took place in various New York City locations, and the structure used for the disco was an oldmovie theater in Jersey City, New Jersey, that was in the process of being renovated. The filmmakers had to share the location with another film production that took place there beforehand. The other production paid for the red carpeting used in the building, and the rest of the interior was designed and paid for by the film company. It is important to know that this location was not used for the exterior shots and in fact that location is believe to be in the Chelsea or Tribeca district. Too many buildings have been demolished and replaced in the past 10 years to recognise the area as it was in 1998.

Loew's Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, New Jersey.


Tom's Brownstone, 15 East 94th Street (btw 5th and Madison Avenues) Manhattan.


Alice and Charlotte's Workplace, 99 Park Avenue and East 40th Street, Manhattan.


Park Avenue and East 40th Street, Manhattan.


Alice and Charlotte's Apartment, 325 East 89th Street and 1st Avenue, Manhattan.


Old Town Bar, 45 East 18th Street and Park Avenue, Manhattan.


East 12th Street and University Place, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Formerly at 101 University Place was University Restaurant. It has since been replaced by a restaurant called Sweetgreen.

Restaurant, 101 University Place and East 12th Street, Manhattan.


Park Avenue (btw 50th and 51st Streets) Manhattan.


Tom's Brownstone, 15 East 94th Street (btw 5th and Madison Avenues) Manhattan.


Merchant's Gate Fountain, Columbus Circle and Central Park West, Manhattan.


West 20th Street (btw 5th and 6th Avenues) Manhattan.


Queensboro Bridge, East 59th Street (btw Manhattan and Queens) New York.


(Near Subway) Church Street (btw Murray Street and Park Place) Manhattan.



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