breakfast clubWatching the dance scene from The Breakfast Club always makes me want to get up and dance. Especially when I consider the fun the actors must have had filming – my favorites  are Allison “the basketcase” (Ally Sheedy) and Claire “the princess” (Molly Ringwald) completely letting loose. I’ve often thought it would be fun to visit the actual library shown and break out my own dance moves. I would never be able to though (frown) Why? Well, did you know that the library in the movie is actually just a film set created across three basketball courts in the abandoned Maine North High School in Des Plaines, Illinois? It’s true. And where did all those books come from you ask? They were, in fact, donations from the Chicago Public Library. The school is now a police station but before it could become one it served as the set of a second John Hughes movie filmed a year later … Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. 

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Libs on Film: Friday Flick: The Breakfast Club

Category: Musings

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