What do “Ocean’s 8,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “Daredevil” all have in common? Well if you look closely, you’ll notice that all three have filmed their prison scenes at the exact same location.
The Arthur Kill Correctional Facility in Staten Island is a former prison that is now been turned into large production facility, which can be seen in a number of different movies and TV shows.
Broadway Stages, which now owns the property, gave us a private tour of the prison to check it out.
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Following is a transcript of the video.
Jake Gabbard: Crimes have played a big role in many famous movies and TV shows, and of course, when there’s a crime, there’s also going to be punishment, and this usually means someone is going to prison.
When filmmakers need to shoot a prison scene, instead of recreating one from scratch in a studio, they can now film everything at the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility in New York, which has been converted into a fully functional production facility.
We got an inside look at how they turned what was once a prison into a go-to set for movie and TV production.
Hey guys, we are here at the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility on Staten Island. This is where shows and movies like “Orange Is the New Black,” “Daredevil,” and “Ocean’s 8” film their prison scenes. Let’s go inside and take a look.
But first, a little history. The former men’s prison opened in 1976 and could hold 931 prisoners. Arthur Kill is the strip of water between Staten Island and New Jersey, which is how it got its name. Governor Andrew Cuomo closed the prison in 2011, after which Broadway Stages purchased the property, leaving much of it intact.
One of the most famous areas to shoot is the front of the visitors’ entrance with its iconic guard tower.
All along the watchtower.
Where you can get a good view of the grounds.
Just overwatching the prison. Whoa, what are you doing over there? Hold on!
This is where Sandra Bullock walks out in the beginning of “Ocean’s 8” and where we see the inmates leaving at the end of season six of “Orange Is the New Black.”
Piper: Oh, man!
Jake: All right, so we’re standing here in the visitors’ area of the prison. This is where you come in, you get signed in, you get checked, get processed through, and then they …read more
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