PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – If you plan on going to see Tim Burton’s new movie, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” you’ll want to pay close attention during some scenes, because locations in the Tampa Bay make cameo appearances in the movie.
The movie was just released and is based on the novel by Ransom Riggs and follows a boy who follows clues that take him to an abandoned orphanage following a horrific family tragedy.
The movie was filmed in London and the Tampa Bay area.
The film provided a boost to the local economy when crews were here to film. According to Visit St. Pete Clearwater, 130 locals were hired and crews booked 1,560 rooms, spending a total of $1.2 million in Pinellas County. St. Pete resident George Vricos played “Uncle Bobby” in the film.
Scenes that were shot locally include-
- Scenes showing the store that Jake works at in the movie was shot at 2333 34th St. South in St. Petersburg. The building is an old closed up grocery store location.
- Scenes showing Grandpa Abe’s House and his neighborhood was filmed in Sun City Center and Tampa.
- Scenes showing the home of Jake and his parents were shot in was in Belleair Bluffs.
- Driving scenes were shot on the Gandy Bridge.
Watch the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission’s interview with Tim Burton below.
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