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The Dark Knight Location Travel Guide
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The Dark Knight Location Travel Guide | Brach’s Candy Factory
Brach’s Candy Factory

Where is it? Between Cicero Avenue and Lake Street, west Chicago, Illinois.

What is it? Well, it was a huge sweet factory between 1923 and 2003, when operations were moved to Mexico. In its day, it made 4 million pounds of 250 different kinds of sweets every week. Nowadays it’s due for redevelopment as a warehousing and distribution facility.

What did it play onscreen? This was Gotham Hospital in the pivotal scene where the Joker dressed as a strangely attractive red-headed lady nurse, had a chat with the injured Harvey Dent and then blew up the building. The bit exploded was the factory’s old administration building; much of the vast complex survived the blast.

Can I visit it? For now, much of the factory is still there but is not open to the public. By all means rock up and see what you can spot from the road, however.

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1 You can actually go to Nottingham's Wollaton Hall...
Thanks narf17 - I was a bit bugged that the Wayne Manor you can actually visit was given a throwaway sentence. For a travel guide it's handy to be able to go there!! www.wollatonhall.org.uk I love Wollaton Park, a beautiful hall, majestic deer across the park and a lovely lake walk - my family and I always go when people come to stay with us. Entry is free and you only pay a couple of quid to park. More

Posted by helenleach on Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:52

2 That's Roger Moore's House!
I remember seeing Osterley Park House loads of time in The Persuaders!, Usually as Lord Brett Sinclairs Mansion More

Posted by TPM007 on Wednesday July 4, 2012, 11:08

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The Farmiloe Building near St John Street in London, has been Gotham police HQ in all of Nolan's films. More

Posted by Rod Hull on Wednesday July 4, 2012, 08:17

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The Delta Point building in Croydon. Still an empty office, as far as I'm aware. More

Posted by Schnorbitz on Wednesday July 4, 2012, 00:12

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Nice to see a mention of Wollaton Hall in the copy. You can visit it every day of the year for free, unlike the place in Bucks. More

Posted by narf17 on Tuesday July 3, 2012, 15:55

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Spent a lot of time at Wollaton Park when I was at uni. Remember reading the Inception Issue of Empire and Christopher Nolan's big plans for the The Dark Knight follow up just in front of Wollaton Manor. If I had known it was being used as a location... More

Posted by thepluginbaby on Tuesday July 3, 2012, 15:49

7 RE: Where's...
It's mentioned in the copy!  More

Posted by Helen OHara on Tuesday July 3, 2012, 14:45

8 RE: Where's...
And what about Wollaton Hall in Nottingham used for the external shots of Wayne Manor???????   Bloody production crew even knocked down a wall while filming it because the truck didn't fit through the gap! More

Posted by davey_g on Tuesday July 3, 2012, 14:21

9 Where's...
Glasgow? I heard a rumour that Nolan filmed some in Glasgow as he loved the old architecture of the city and it reminded him of what he thinks Gotham would be like. More

Posted by cheekimonki on Tuesday July 3, 2012, 11:51


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