Where was It filmed? Stephen King’s It Chapter 1 & 2 Filming Locations

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The It movie is an adaptation of one of Stephen King’s most popular and bestselling novels, the classic horror book first published in 1986. It follows the story of a group of children, The Losers Club, terrorized by a demonic entity that appears in the form of an evil clown, Pennywise.

It: Chapter One and It: Chapter Two are set in the fictional town of Derry (Maine). However, It was filmed in Port Hope and Toronto in Ontario (Canada).

Pennywise red balloon in Abandoned house It

The producers had already planned to make a sequel of the movie when filming the first one, set in 1989. The second part, which premiered in September 2019, reviews the events of the film released in 2017, from the point of view of the kids as adults, 27 years later.

Welcome to the best guide to the filming locations of the movie that you can find. We've tried to keep the spoilers at bay.

Click here to go directly to the new Chapter Two. If you are looking for the Chapter One locations and the ones that are featured in both episodes, just keep reading:

The Abandoned house It movie
A key location of It is the eerie haunted house at 29 Neibolt Street. The facade of the old mansion was built in a corner of James Street and Eulalie Avenue in central Oshawa.

Exterior shots were filmed here during three full days, although the final result on the screen involves lots of CGI.
(You can open most of the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Where was the movie It filmed
Interior scenes were shot in a mansion from 1902 called Cranfield House, located at 450 Pape Avenue in Riverdale (Toronto).

This house often appears on film and TV, with credits including Orphan Black, The Strain, or Designated Survivor.
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Where is Derry from It
Port Hope was transformed into Derry for the shoot. The town, famous for its well-preserved period architecture, is the portrayal of Bangor, a city in Maine where Stephen King has a house.

Derry could be twinned with the fictional village of Elden, France, featured in the Netflix series Marianne.
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It movie Derry city park
Several scenes downtown for both chapters take place in Memorial Park. Here is where a statue of Paul Bunyan was erected just for the film.
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Derry Library
The Municipal hall doubled as the Derry Public Library. The interior scenes were filmed at Wycliffe College in the University of Toronto.
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It city locations
The shops and business in Walton and Queen streets changed their signs and decoration to look like 1980s stores for Chapter One.

The infamous alley is across the street from Capitol Theatre. The local Keene's pharmacy is the former Watson's Guardian Drugs at Walton and Ontario Street.

The second-hand shop Rose from Chapter 2, featuring a cameo from IT author Stephen King himself, is the Joie de Vivre store at 45 Walton Street.
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Beverly house
Beverly's house, with the external metallic staircase, is around the corner from the alley and Capitol Theatre, on Brogdens Lane.
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Children paper boat sewage raining sequence house
The opening paper boat scene in Chapter One was filmed using rain cranes in the Weston neighborhood in York (Toronto).

Bill's house (pictured) is located at 124 Queens Drive. The crew was also shooting in a house at 65 King Street.
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It sewer grate Location
The sewer grate is located very close to the house, at Springmount Ave and William St.
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Derry High School
Derry High School was filmed in the Mount Mary Retreat Centre in Hamilton.
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Wo wurde es gefilmt
The synagogue is the building of the Congregation Knesseth Israel in Toronto.
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Film Es drehort
Some sequences were filmed in Court and Fisher streets in Oshawa (Ben's house).
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Henry Bower farm countryside
Henry Bower's house is a farmhouse in the hamlet of Whitevale in Pickering, Ontario.

The same house was also used as the location of Will Graham's house in NBC's Hannibal.
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Quarry lake kids swimming
It was also shot at Elora Quarry in Wellington County.

The scenes in the barrens near the river were filmed in Rouge National Urban Park in the Scarborough neighborhood (Toronto).
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It red covered Kissing Bridge
Filming also took place in the scenic West Montrose Covered Bridge, also known as the Kissing Bridge.
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Bangor water tower
The Thomas Hill Standpipe is situated just a few blocks away from Stephen King's house in Bangor (Maine).

However, the water tower that appears in the movie was digitally reproduced using CGI.
Image by Lawrence Whittemore - Map


It film set on a soundstage
The sewer system was built in a set at Pinewood Toronto Studios.
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It Chapter Two (only) Filming Locations

Where was It 2 filmed
The funfair from Chapter 2 was set in a parking lot located next to the two railway bridges over the Ganaraska River in Port Hope.
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Chapter 2 Toronto
Eddie's car crash was filmed at the corner of Bay Street and Adelaide Street in downtown Toronto.
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It movie Theatre
The venue where Richie performs as a stand-up comic in Los Angeles is the magnificent Elgin Theatre at 189 Yonge Street also in Toronto.

This location was also featured in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy and Guillermo del Toro's 2017 movie he Shape of Water.
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Jade of the Orient
The old friends reunite over Chinese dinner and have some fortune cookies at Jade of the Orient. This scene was filmed at the Mandarin Restaurant in Mississauga.
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Derry Town House
The exterior of the Derry Town House was filmed in the Hotel Carlyle at 86 John Street in Port Hope.

However, the interior rooms were shot at the Masonic Scottish Rite Club building in Hamilton, a manor used in many big productions including The Handmaid's Tale or Crimson Peak.
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38 comments:

1- Anonymous - September 19, 2017 at 10:52 AM
It was also filmed on Steeles Ave. just past Whittamore's.

2- Anonymous - September 20, 2017 at 7:42 AM
Elora Quarry is not a lake... it's just the Elora Quarry (when it was being mined they hit a natural spring). It backs onto the Grand River, but there's no lake.

3- Anonymous - November 5, 2019 at 4:41 PM
Who said anything about it being a lake?

4- Anonymous - August 6, 2020 at 7:40 AM
Dude, you realize that articles undergo edits, right? It probably said lake before this dude corrected them almost three years ago.

5- Tom - September 20, 2017 at 2:26 PM
I heard there was some stuff filmed in Enniskillen Ontario as well...?

6- Anonymous - September 21, 2017 at 7:18 PM
I take it that Henry and the scenes at his house were filmed along there? I managed to find one possible location but it doesn't quite match up with the movie and trailer.

7- Anonymous - February 10, 2021 at 9:45 AM
1585 Whitevale road, Pickering. Search this in Google Maps. It's that house.

8- Anonymous - September 23, 2017 at 10:24 PM
What about the water tower, was that Bangor's old water tower?

9- Tim - September 26, 2017 at 11:55 AM
The Thomas Hill Standpipe scene was shot on location just a few blocks from S.King's house in Bangor: https://goo.gl/maps/8d3bLd7mXo9uvwZM6

10- Anonymous - November 24, 2019 at 10:09 PM
The Chinese food restaurant scene in It 2 was actually shot at the Oriental Jade restaurant in Bangor Maine. Also, the reason for the name "jade of the orient" in the movie.

11- Jeffrey - February 25, 2020 at 2:20 AM
The Thomas Hill Standpipe is located just a few blocks away from Stephen King's house in Bangor (Maine). However, the water tower that appears in the movie was reproduced using CGI.

12- Anonymous - October 7, 2017 at 3:27 PM
The scenes at the end on the banks are they the grand river? Maybe some scenes shot in Paris, Ontario?

13- Jay - October 12, 2017 at 1:18 AM
I read that there was a scene filmed in Pickering, Ontario. Does anyone know anything about that?

14- Anonymous - October 12, 2017 at 1:18 AM
The real location of Henry's house is a farmhouse in the hamlet of Whitevale in Pickering, Ontario. The same house was also used as the location of Will Graham's house in NBC's Hannibal.

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      15- Ra Moon - October 12, 2017 at 7:12 AM
      Thanks a lot for your help finding this one. Updated!

16- Anna - October 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Does anyone know where the sewer entrance is or the rock fight?

17- Anonymous - October 31, 2017 at 8:50 AM
Can anybody tell where the farm of Mike Hanlon´s grandfather is located? Where he had to kill a sheep. Also, looking for the place where the stone fight took place.

18- Jennifer O'Malley - January 13, 2018 at 8:33 PM
Mike's grandfather's farm is an actual sheep farm just outside of Rockwood, Ontario. The driveway where he rides his bike down is the driveway of the same farm. This is my parent's farm! My brother is the sheep handler in the blue overalls at the start of the scene.

19- Astra Silver - October 20, 2019 at 3:40 AM
Where is this farm exactly located?

20- Anonymous - November 30, 2017 at 10:02 PM
I know no one cares but Port Hope is actually a small town/municipality.

21- Ra - December 10, 2017 at 6:28 AM
Ok, we do care, corrected :)

22- Anonymous - July 20, 2018 at 12:12 AM
I cared enough to search it up. Your town is BEAUTIFUL!

23- Anonymous - November 30, 2017 at 10:04 PM
Also, that Main Street in Port Hope is called Walton St.

24- Gordon Deroon - April 5, 2018 at 6:15 PM
The scene where the 4 boys ride their bikes down a hill towards the Derry Library. That is the corner of Augusta St and Pine St in Port Hope, Ontario.

https://goo.gl/maps/tbrKbVzMnUECjJ1M8

25- Gordon Deroon - April 5, 2018 at 6:20 PM
The river flowing through Port Hope is called the Ganaraska River and empties into Lake Ontario.

26- Gordon Deroon - April 5, 2018 at 6:40 PM
Immediately after the rock fight, the group is walking in some tall grass. There is a train going by. That scene is done in Port Hope, between the two train tracks, close to John St, but east of it and west of the Ganaraska River. There is a storage place there now, but when my dad owned that property it was known as the Port Hope Car Wash and Ice Vending.

https://goo.gl/maps/WZdKttr5aBvNmvLG9

You can see the clock in the background, but you can tell by the angle, the group would have been much closer to John street.

https://goo.gl/maps/y36gU8FCf3JsJSGj6

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      27- Ra Moon - April 5, 2018 at 9:53 PM
      Wow, thanks a lot for your contribution, Gordon!

28- Anonymous - July 24, 2018 at 7:49 PM
Does anyone know where the school is?

29- Loves Hobbits - July 30, 2018 at 4:21 PM
They are filming for the It sequel, today and tomorrow in Port Hope.

30- Luke - February 3, 2021 at 7:05 AM
Mount Mary Retreat Center.

31- Anonymous - September 2, 2018 at 5:20 PM
I'm sure that the standpipe is not the one from Bangor. The windows aren’t the same. I’ve been there and the park benches are way older too. Does anyone know where it is?

32- Jeffrey - February 25, 2020 at 2:37 AM
The water tower that appears in the movie was reproduced using CGI. It is based on the one in Stephen King's hometown of Bangor, Maine.

34- Anonymous - September 22, 2018 at 1:47 PM
Does anyone know the filming schedule for Pennywise? The last I saw him was on September 19th with Bill Hader. Does anyone know the deets?

35- Rosie - September 10, 2019 at 8:49 PM
"The Jade of the Orient" was the Mandarin at Hurontario and Matheson in Mississauga. My husband and I remember when the sign was changed. In one shot, you can see Master Mechanic in the background.

36- Anonymous - September 10, 2019 at 8:53 PM
In Chapter Two early on in the movie, there is a t-bone car accident between a black SUV and a car. That took place at the corner of Bay and Adelaide in downtown Toronto. I worked at the building on the NW corner for 12 years and recognized it immediately. The side of the building on the SW corner shown in the movie is the Bank of Montreal tower. On the side of the building on the NW corner shown in the movie, you can see just the edge of the Rogers store sign at street level.
https://goo.gl/maps/zC7nRk9zqqPe4s2V6

37- Anonymous - November 9, 2020 at 6:09 AM
Does anyone know the location where Richie carves "R+E" into the railing?

38- Anonymous - January 14, 2021 at 3:07 AM
The Kissing Bridge.

 

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