Did You Know: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz retreated
to the Hotel del Coronado for a couple of weeks in
1950 where they developed their “Ricky and Lucy”
personae (he the serious Cuban bandleader; she
his zany starstruck wife), which led to them landing
their own television show, I Love Lucy.
VALLEY VIEW CASINO CENTER
The music venue formerly known as the San Diego Sports Arena is where aspiring music writer
William Miller (Patrick Fugit) meets the band Stillwater for the first time in Almost Famous.
3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Point Loma
STAR OF INDIA
The world’s oldest merchant sailing vessel can
be seen in Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, a cult
classic filmed entirely in San Diego.
1414 N. Harbor Drive, Embarcadero
HOTEL DEL CORONADO
The iconic property served as the backdrop
for Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe,
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon; The Stunt Man
with Peter O’Toole; and My Blue Heaven with
Steve Martin and Rick Moranis.
1500 Orange Ave., Coronado
CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT
The iconic bus crash scene in the TV series Veronica Mars was filmed on Cabrillo Road, near
the coast view parking area.
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, Point Loma
Vintage Village Theatre
First-run features are
screened in this renovated
gem in Coronado with
auditoriums and state-of-the-art projection and
820 Orange Ave.,
La Paloma Theatre
Built in 1928, this
Encinitas movie house
was among the first to
show “talkies.” Today, the
theater screens a mix of
foreign films, indie flicks,
surf odysessys and the
Rocky Horror Picture Show
every Friday at midnight.
471 S. Coast Highway
Landmark Ken Cinema
Catch everything from a
foreign film to a restored
classic at the last single-screen theater in San Diego,
located in the tight-knit
community of Kensington.
4061 Adams Ave.,
Star of India