Where was The Lovebirds filmed? The New Orleans City Filming Locations

Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae in a streetcar
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The new Netflix comedy movie The Lovebirds was filmed in the city of New Orleans, and this is a great opportunity to tour some interesting locations of the beautiful Crescent City.

Jibran (Kumail Nanjiani) and Leilani (Issa Rae) are a couple on the brink of a breakup who get accidentally involved in the murder of a biker. The comic duo will try to clear their names, sort out the mystery, and save their relationship on the fly.

The theatrical release of this hilarious romance movie was a collateral victim of the Covid-19 crisis, so Netflix bought the rights to Paramount Pictures to stream the movie worldwide. Set also in New Orleans, many are wondering Where Project Power was filmed, the new Jamie Foxx movie that shares several filming locations with The Lovebirds:

The Lovebirds city
The Lovebirds street where the couple hits the cyclist was shot at Commerce St & Notre Dame in the Warehouse District. The chase continues in the streets of the area, until the dramatic run over takes place in a private alley between 309 Magazine St and Picayune Pl (pictured). The film crew had to clean up and restore the area for filming.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
Image courtesy of Netflix - Maps: Introducing Mr. Bicycle / Final destination


Crescent City scene
The sweethearts are arguing again in the Mississippi riverfront Washington Artillery Park near Jackson Square in the French Quarter. The Crescent City Connection bridge appears in the background of a few shots.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


The Lovebirds bar
The music bar where they meet a woman named Edie (Anna Camp) is the Dragon’s Den at 435 Esplanade Ave.
Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


Fancy dress shop
The Nola Discount Pharmacy is a real drug store located at 1107 Veterans Blvd in Metairie.
Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Where was The Lovebirds filmed
The exteriors of the apartament where Jibran and Leilani break in climbing the exterior stairs, is located in the corner of Union St and Baronne St. The magnificent Hibernia Bank Building is the 1921 skyscraper with the iconic white tower, lit up with colored lights on the top. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


New Orleans tramway
The troubled couple rides the heritage city trolleys that in NOLA are called streetcars. Operating since the first half of the 19th, this public transportation network and tourist attraction is the oldest continuously working streetcar line in the world. Pictured, a screenshot taken at Canal St & Carondelet St. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map


Masked ball Auditorium
The Eyes Wide Shut style masquerade party of the secret society called Sacrarium was shot in The Civic Theatre, situated in the Central Business District. Built in 1906, this is the city's oldest theatre. Privately owned, it was about to be transformed into condos or a parking garage, as it happened to the Michigan Theater in downtown Detroit. However, the real estate developer who bought the space in the early 2000s, decided to restore it to its former glory, modernizing the venue with the latest technology, in a balanced juxtaposition of old and new. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps


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The Amazing Race scenes one year later were filmed in England, but not in central London as the establishing shots suggest. The shoot was set near the River Thames in the London Borough of Richmond.

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2 comments
  1. Another location is Dragon’s Den

    435 Esplanade Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70116
    United States

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