A few years ago I was down in Texas doing some locations for a number of films. I realized that most of the Waiting For Guffman locations were in Lockhart, Texas, about a half-hour from Austin. I was pleasantly surprised how much hasn’t changed in this town…
The first shot of the silos is off North Pecos Street between the railroad and Wassa Street in Lockhart.
The theatre seen in the title card is located at 216 South Main Street in Lockhart.
The next shot is just up the street at 205 South Main Street.
The town square of Blaine is seen throughout the film; in reality this is the Caldwell County Courthouse located at 110 South Main Street.
The museum is located at 215 W San Antonio Street.
Here we get our first look at Cokry’s apartment, located at 101 S Main Street.
The interiors for this location were also used. The Lockhart Shoppes on Main were kind enough to let me take some shots.
The travel agency was located at 110 East Market Street.
The Dairy Queen was located at 300 South Main Street.
If you look closely, you can still see the DQ shapes on the wall…
The dentist office is actually a real dentist office and is right next to the DQ. This is located at 308 South Main Street.
The garage was located at 218 North Main Street. Not much looks the same except for the roof of the structure o the right.
The library is located at 217 South Main Street.
Back to Corky’s apartment….
One of my favorite scenes is Parker cooking a sad piece of chicken on the grill. This house is at 527 Ash Street.