Filming Locations: Hang Tight And “Don’t Look Up”

If you ever wondered how the world would react to a comet being hurdled towards Earth, Don’t Look Up gives you an interesting take.

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Netflix’s newest comedic disaster movie Don’t Look Up stars Leonardo DiCaprio as head astronomer Dr. Randall Mindy, Jennifer Lawrence as the anxious astronomer-in-training Kate Dibiasky, Rob Morgan as Dr. Teddy Oglethrope, and the legendary Meryl Streep as true politician President Orlean. The film also stars Cate Blanchett as the flirtatious news anchor Brie Evantee, Tyler Perry as Brie’s comedic co-anchor Jack Bremmer, Jonah Hill as the President’s overly privileged advisor and son Jason Orlean, Mark Rylance as the tech billionaire Peter Isherwell, Ron Perlman as the problematic spaceman Benedict Drask, Ariana Grande as the cheating popstar Riley Bina, Kid Cudi as the cheating DJ Chello, and Timothee Chalamet as the insightful Yule.

The plot of Don’t Look Up is that two Michigan astronomers try to alert the world of a comet that will inevitably end mankind, but no one really takes that seriously. (May or may not be an accurate depiction.)



The majority of Don’t Look Up filming was done in various parts of Boston. According to, the city was used to depict parts of New York and other interesting locations around the world.

Red Sky Studios

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Most of the interior scenes were filmed at this studio. Located at 184 Everett Street Allston, Massachusetts, the soundstages were built to create scenes such as the news station and the Oval Office scene in the picture below. Red Sky Studios has two soundstages, makeup rooms, in-house rentals for grips and lighting, on-stage production space, even a working kitchen and so much more. They host many events here that range from fashion show and advertising to launch parties as well.

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Boston South Station

After arriving in Washington and failing to get an audience with Madame President Orlean (played by Meryl Streep), Dr. Oglethrope (played by Rob Morgan) escorted Kate and Dr. Mindy (played by Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio) to this station. Located on 700 Atlantic Avenue, Boston South Station welcomes commuters to the busiest transit hub in all of Boston. They are currently in the process of collecting air rights to bridge a connection between the train and bus terminals.

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Fairmont Copley Plaza

This luxurious hotel played a great rest stop for Kate and Dr. Mindy to call their loved ones after arriving in Washington.

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The Fairmont Copley Plaza has a rich history of opulent affairs that qualify this hotel as a landmark for all things elegant. The hotel offers stays in any of their 383 guest suites and 17 of their most exclusive ones as well. Services include housekeeping, pool and fitness center access, parking, business center etc. The hotel is even pet-friendly!

Battleship Cove

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No, that ship scene was not CGI! Battleship Cove was the location used for President Orlean’s big ceremonious announcement of her plan to deal with the comet. One of many disastrous plans, especially the one with the slogan Don’t Look Up. Located on 5 Water Street, the cove-slash-maritime-museum-slash-war-memorial-site is home to the USS Massachusetts battleship and holds the world’s massive collections of Naval ships. The mission for the non-for profit memorialize the sacrifices and patriotism of our veterans.

Howl at the Moon

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Located at 184 High Street, Howl at the Moon was the actual bar is where Kate told civilians what their government was planning to do about the comet. It did not end well to say the least. This bar franchise has multiple locations in places like Orlando, Chicago, Denver, San Antonio, Louisville and more. They even have one called Howl at the Sea on a Norwegian Cruise Liner. They host parties and other events for those over the age of 21, such as fundraisers, award ceremonies and grad parties. According to the videos on their site, they sure know how to throw a night to remember.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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According to, the Museum of Fine Arts is where Jason (played by Jonah Hill) has a rally sequence, pedaling his mother’s slogan of Don’t Look Up as the audiences quite literally started looking up. Located at Avenue of the Arts 465 Huntington Avenue, this artistic monument has a collection of over 500,000 artworks. The museum has both ongoing and seasonal exhibitions available to the public, such as Egyptian sculptures, Japanese prints, and impressionism pieces. They have programs for all ages including studio art classes, school and community programs, such as Cub and Girl Scouts. The most recent event held at the museum was the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, where visitors could view different collections and enjoy free performances and special talks.

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You can catch Don’t Look Up on Netflix today!

Noelle Weston

Content Editor Associate

Noelle lives in one of the biggest cities in the world (NYC,) but she stays hungry for life. Her favorite place would have to be Jamaica. Tropical islands have always been intriguing to her since she was young. She is especially interested in listening to stories from elders of different countries because they always enlighten her perspectives.

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