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So strange to watch this movie...


I grew up around the locations this movie were set in and filmed at (South Tampa area), so I love this movie- if only for that! A LOT has changed to South Tampa since '86, but the nostalga value is still there. Seeing the grocery store I used to shop at with my parents (though now it's been majorly remodled), the park (Ballast Point Park) is a place I spent many of my young-young years at! I think the school is still standing (I believe it was Robert E. Lee Elem?), but it's been closed down for as long as I can recall. So if you know what I'm talking about, check out this movie and see how many spots you can pick out ;)

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Would you happen to know if the Press Box was a real club/bar?

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The Press Box is real and still on Dale Mabry in South Tampa.

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I can't drive down Dale Mabry past the Press Box without thinking of the movie...

Of course, they got a good shot of the hotel on Harbour Island, too.

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What was the name of the grocery store, and what mall were the girls at (in the food court?)

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I think the grocery store was called Publix, if I'm not mistaken. I'm not from that area, but I vacationed in Orlando this past summer and Publix seems to be very popular down there.

"You'll have to speak up, I'm wearing a towel."---Homer Simpson

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The mall was the Tampa Bay Center. It shut down almost 10 years ago but they STILL haven't figured out what to do w/ that property. Also, that was a Publix supermarket but no idea which one and yes it is VERY popular down here in the South.

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When I was in the sixth grade and going to Ballast Point Elementary School, we had a girl's club (of which I was President) and we used to meet at the gazebo you see in Ballast Point Park in the movie. The park, at least, still looks pretty much the same.

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Do you ever have lunch at the Colonnade? That's my tradition every time I go back to Tampa. When I was a little kid, they used to have a drive-in part with girls on roller skates and they served (what seemed to me as a kid) huge hamburgers and great chocolate sodas. Of course, it costs a lot to eat there now that they're a formal sit-down restaurant.

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