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Movie CBGB (2013)
Eager to open a bar capable of uniting country music fans in the heart of the Bowery district, Hilly Kristal is quick to attract punks and other misfits looking for a place to hang out...
CBGB New York
CBGB New York. Photo credit: Gilles Rolland

“I am taking the bars with me, I am taking the stage – I’m taking the urinal that Joey (Ramone) pissed in with me. I’m going to take a lot of things – anything that makes this place CBGB‘s.”

Hilly Kristal

A vibrant tribute to Hilly Kristal and his mythical club, this film could not be shot within the walls of the former CBGB, where a John Varvatos store is now located.

Instead, director Randall Miller and his cast took up residence in Savannah, in a studio where the mythical club was completely recreated.

The production also used the streets of New York for the exterior scenes.

350

The CBGB could accommodate up to 350 people on concert nights.

Scene at CBGB in CBGB
Scene at CBGB in CBGB. Photo credit: Unclaimed Freight Productions and Rampart Films
Scene at CBGB in CBGB
Scene at CBGB in CBGB. Photo credit: Unclaimed Freight Productions and Rampart Films
Scene at CBGB in CBGB
Scene at CBGB in CBGB. Photo credit: Unclaimed Freight Productions and Rampart Films

315 Bowery

In activity from December 1973 to October 2006, the CBGB embodied a state of mind marked by freedom and served as a launching pad for several groups that later became unavoidable, including the Ramones, Blondie and Talking Heads…

Marginalized people came to the CBGB, whose floor was littered with the owner’s dog poop. “J... Learn more about 315 Bowery

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By Gilles Rolland

Friday, September 24, 2021

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Fanspots Stories New York

Fanspots Stories New York

Discover the secrets of the cult places of the greatest masterpieces of pop culture in New York!

The world capital of pop culture, New York embodies unbridled creative freedom. The city that never sleeps has been the muse of a large number of directors, actors, screenwriters, singers, musicians, cartoonists and writers…

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