Wilmington, NC - Movie and Television Filming Locations

Blue Velvet (1986)

Beaumont’s Hardware Store

Exterior and possibly interior shot at this now vacant building.

Double Ed probably don’t work there anymore.

Actual Location:
604 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Arline’s Diner

This location used to be a government office when I lived in Wilmington in 1999, then became another Port City Java location, and is now Flying Pi Kitchen. Both exterior and interior was used, but the interior has since changed.

It seems that this would be a great stop for any Blue Velvet fan to relive the Jeffery Beaumont/Sandy Williams scene (Kyle MacLachlan/Laura Dern). This is a few blocks away from the church and Dorothy Vallens’ apartment building.

Actual Location:
402 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401

High School

Where Jeffery pulls up to pick up Sandy, and her boyfriend spies this from across the street in the tennis courts.

This is a real high school, so don’t go lurking around the campus, but feel free to walk around the public areas.

Actual Location:
New Hanover High School – 1307 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401

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