Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, 1992
- Macaulay Culkin
- Joe Pesci
- Daniel Stern
- Catherine O'Hara
- John Heard
- Brenda Fricker
- Tim Curry
- Eddie Bracken
visit the film locations
Chicago: Flights: O'Hare International Airport
Stay at: the Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 South Michigan Avenue (tel: 312.922.4400)
New York: Flights: JFK Airport
Stay at: the Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street (tel: 212.759.3000)
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York location: ‘Duncan’s Toy Chest’: the Rookery Building, 202 South LaSalle Street, Chicago
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York location: Kevin’s house, again: 671 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois
Once in New York, the ever-resourceful Kevin manages to stay at the Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at 59th Street. A regular fixture in New York-set movies, the Plaza is heavily featured in the original 1981 Arthur, as well as Hitchcock’s classic North By Northwest.
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York location: Kevin stays in the luxury hotel: Plaza Hotel, New York
But this is a John Hughes production, and if it can be shot in Chicago, it will be. So although there are some scenes indisputably filmed in the Big Apple (including Central Park, the Wollman Skating Rink and the Rockefeller Center), there’s quite a lot of Chicago too.
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York location: the interior of ‘Duncan’s Toy Chest’: Uptown Theatre, North Broadway, Chicago
The frontage of ‘Duncan’s Toy Chest’, the store run by Mr Duncan (Eddie Bracken), is Chicago’s famous Rookery Building, 202 South La Salle Street at West Adams Street. Recognise is as the HQ of Eliot Ness in Brian de Palma’s The Untouchables? The interior of the store is the Uptown Theater, 4816 North Broadway. Dating from 1925, the Uptown is the largest theatre in Chicago – and possibly even the US – though it’s been closed since 1981. Its vast space was also used for Ron Howard’s Backdraft.
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York location: the ‘New York’ luxury suite: Chicago Hilton and Towers, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
The luxury suite, in which the family is reunited at the end of the film, is the Conrad Hilton Suite of the Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 South Michigan Avenue, used also in The Fugitive and My Best Friend’s Wedding.