Looking for a Thanksgiving movie? Here are 5 flicks with Dayton connections

Southwest Ohio is no stranger to the silver screen.

Whether on film or through mentions in movies, the Gem City area has dozens of connections to some box office blockbusters.

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If you’re looking for a movie to watch over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, look no further than these movies with ties to the Dayton area.

1. Ides of March, 2011

“Ides of March,” a political drama starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling, was partially filmed at Miami University in Oxford. The film, which opened in 2011, prominently features Oxford in the first 20 minutes with scenes taking place in Hall Auditorium.

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2. Carol, 2016



The Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated movie “Carol” filmed in parts of Hamilton, Lebanon and Cincinnati. The Kostas Restaurant in downtown Hamilton has a sign saying “Carol was filmed here.” The movie, featuring stars Cate Blacnchett and Rooney Mara, premiered on Jan, 15, 2016.

3. Roadhouse, 1989

The movie stars Patrick Swayze as a bouncer has been hired at a bar called the Double Deuce. In the film, Swayze has a conversation with Jeff Healy’s character in which Healy says “Man, this toilet is worse than the one that we worked in Dayton.”

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4. Miles Ahead, 2016

Several scenes that appear in the 2016 movie starring Don Cheadle were filmed both the Dayton and Kettering areas for the story about Miles Davis, the legendary jazz musician. Cheadle filmed at the former Dayton City Jail.

5. Super 8, 2011

Credit: screen shot

Credit: screen shot

A map of Dayton is included in the 2011 sci-fi film “Super 8.” Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is mentioned in the film that follows a group of Ohio kids who witness a train derailment while filming a zombie flick with a Super-8 camera.


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