National Lampoon's Animal House




National Lampoon's Animal House was released into theaters on July 28th, 1978. Filming locations include Cottage Grove, Dexter and Eugene, Or. It was directed by John Landis, who would go on to direct the werewolf masterpiece An American Werewolf in London, three years later, as well as the Time Out segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie in 1983. This was Kevin Bacon's very first film role.  Two years later, he would appear in Friday the 13th. The majority of the film was shot on or near the University of Oregon campus, which was established in 1876. Production paid the university $20,000 and had them agree to not mention the university by name in the film. The house used for the Delta House, was known as the Patterson House. It was demolished in 1986. The films first DVD release was on February 24th, 1998.


Title shot/building Larry & Kent exit - Carson Hall (built in 1949)


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Larry & Kent walking/Dean Wormer's office - Johnson Hall (built in 1915)


All "Now" pictures taken in 2019.



Larry & Kent walking - Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (built in 1933)


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Emil Faber "Knowledge Is Good" statue - Memorial Quad

The Knight Library, built in 1937 and named after Nike founder Phil Knight can be seen in the background.


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ROTC drill scene

Hayward Field can be seen in the background. It was built in 1919 and served as the universities track & field stadium for nearly ninety-eight years until it was demolished in 2018 so a new state of the art stadium could be constructed in it's place. It also served as the universities football stadium until 1967, when Autzen Stadium was built just north of the Willamette River. Famed distance runner, Steve Prefontaine ran regularly here while attending the University of Oregon from 1970-73. It has hosted six Olympic trials and is slated to host the 2020 trials upon it's completion. It will have a capacity of 12,900 expandable to nearly 30,000 for major events.


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Campus - Hendricks Hall (built in 1918)


All "Now" pictures taken in 2019.



Emily Dickinson Hall - Gerlinger Hall (built in 1921)


All "Now" pictures taken in 2019.



Omega House - 729 E. 11th Ave. Eugene, Or. 97401

At the time of my visit, the building was still being used as a fraternity.


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Tri Pi Sorority - 763 E. 11th Ave. Eugene, Or. 97401

At the time of my visit, it was the Northwest Christian University School of Professional Studies.


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DePasto house - 2160 Potter St. Eugene, Or. 97405

The 3,472 square foot house was built in 1954.


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The Dexter Lake Club - 39128 Dexter Rd. Dexter, Or. 97431

It was built in 1949.


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Rainbow Motel - 1030 N. Pacific Hwy. Cottage Grove, Or. 97424

At the time of my visit, it was the Relax Inn.


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Larry & Clorette laying on the field - Autzen Stadium, Rick Brooks Field

It's the home of the University of Oregon football team and was constructed on September 23rd, 1967. It's named after Thomas E. Autzen. Stadium capacity is just over 60,000. It's the largest sports stadium in the state of Oregon. Between the 3rd and 4th quarters of every football game (as well as basketball games) the crowd sings (and dances) a rendition of Shout from Animal House as the scene from the film is played on the Duckvision jumbotron. ESPN College Gameday has visited the stadium eleven times as part of their weekly football broadcast, which usually showcases the biggest game of that given week in college football. Many opposing coaches/players have called it the loudest stadium they've ever been in. Aside from football, the stadium has hosted a number of concerts throughout the years, some of which include Blue Oyster Cult, Bryan Adams, Garth Brooks, The Grateful Dead and U2.


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Parade - E. Main St. and S. 6th St. Cottage Grove, Or. 97424

The screenshot is looking east.




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