With almost a full year of binging the latest shows behind us now, you might find it hard to be facing another few months of being cooped up indoors! Therefore we’ve curated a list of some of the top spots that have appeared in movies filmed in the Syracuse area. Watch the movie and then go check out the spot, snap a selfie or check out some of the other attractions we’ve noted for you!


American Dresser

(2018, Amazon VOD) 

The Gem Diner: A Syracuse staple since 1950, The Gem used for filming this drama back in 2017.

Discover More: Check out their classic diner menu with favorites including Country Fried Steak and classic frittatas or venture over to Buried Acorn Brewing Company for an adult beverage.  


Looks That Kill

(2020, Hulu) 

Long Branch Park: This portion of the popular Onondaga Lake Park was used for filming in 2018. You’ll notice the bridge and Seneca River in scenes.

Discover More: Take a walk along the Onondaga Lake Park trails or grab a hot dog from the iconic Heid’s of Liverpool.  


Big Time Adolescence

(2019, Hulu) 

Leavenworth Park/Dietz Building: The former Dietz Lantern Company turned apartment building and nearby Leavenworth Park were the backdrop for scenes filmed during the summer of 2018.

Discover More: Stop into Middle Ages Brewing Company and enjoy one of the oldest craft breweries in Syracuse. 


The Binge   

(2020, Hulu) 

Hanover Square: This popular downtown Syracuse neighborhood was home to several days of shooting during the summer of 2019. The Binge filled the space with larger than life balloon displays for a musical scene.

Discover More: Play chess on one of the outdoor tables, head over to Eden or Prime Steakhouse for some upscale dining options or check out the beer selection at Maxwell’s or The Evergreen pubs.    


Banana Split

(2018, Hulu) 

Glazed & Confused: This popular donut shop was the site for filming the 2018 production.

Discover More: Definitely try the Dizzy Pig donut available at Glazed & Confused but also check out the original Dinosaur Bar-B-Que located nearby. During the winter months head out to Clinton Square Ice Rink for some ice skating.