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Saturday May 18th 2024

Chasing Amy| 1997

Kevin Smith’s pan-sexual love story is set, like his earlier Clerks and Mallrats, on the western tip of the New Jersey coast, around Red Bank, Leonardo and Asbury Park, with just a glimpse of Manhattan.

The apartment of Holden and Banky (Ben Affleck and Jason Lee) is 30 Broad Street, Red Bank, above Jack’s Music Shop. Conveniently, it’s almost directly opposite Kevin Smith’s store, Jay And Silent Bob’s Secret Stash, 35 Broad Street. Stop by and check out the Chasing Amy merchandise.

Holden first meets Alyssa (Joey Lauren Adams), at the ‘Manhattan Comicon’ convention,held in the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, 1401 Ocean Avenue at Deal Lake Drive on the Asbury Park shorefront.

The park, where they open up to each other, is Victory Park, River Road, in Rumson out on the westernmost tip.

Holden grills Alyssa during the ice hockey match at Ocean Ice Palace, 197 Chambersbridge Road, in Brick.

Meanwhile, Banky’s motormouth pal reveals the story behind her Fingercuffs nickname outside Quick Stop, 58 Leonard Avenue in Leonardo – the famous location for Smith’s breakthrough movie, Clerks.

Just west of Leonardo is Belford, where Jay and Silent Bob put in their trademark appearance at the New Marina Diner, which is now the Kings Arms II Diner, 553 New Jersey 36 at East Road.