Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) exterior shots


Establishing exterior shot of Pee Wee Herman’s house


Establishing shot of the mall from which Pee Wee’s bike is stolen.


Mario’s Magic Shop, next door to the Bookworm’s Bookshop.


Chuck’s Bike-o-Rama! I miss Woolworth’s.


109 AM where Pee Wee goes on the air to get the word out about his bike.

The night of the meeting. Every light in the house is on.
Outside of the Buxton residence. Staid appearance contrasts sharply with the fun loving and uh ecclectic appearance of Pee Wee’s yard. I’m sure the HOA loved him.

Noir-ish alley where Pee Wee is confronted by muggers. Rain and elongated shadows mock standard Noir images.

Madam Ruby’s. Pee Wee’s eyeline is used throughout the film to tell the story in a very traditional way, somewhat recalling early slapstick comedies.
Hitchhiking to the Alamo. Fence establishes bucolic scene. I love how Pee Wee adds creativity and flair to everything he does. Bindle appears out of nowhere.
The memorable and real dinosaur gas station.
Andy!
“There are thousands and thousands of uses for corn, all of which I will tell you about right now!”
San Antonio bus station.
Rodeo riders’ RV park.
Phone booth deep in the heart of Texas.
Outside the Apache Bar. Fun fact: the biker babe was played by Cassandra Peterson, aka Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Warner Brothers studios.
Pet shop fire.

The world premiere of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

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2 Responses to “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) exterior shots”

  1. PeeWee777 Says:

    Great pictures!

  2. Joe Nelson Says:

    In the mugging scent, the main bad guy (with black hair) is Tim Burton.

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