#110 Red Dawn Movie Las Vegas Film Locations
Reason #110 to visit Las Vegas, NM. Red Dawn, the 1984 apocalyptic cult classic was filmed almost entirely in Las Vegas.
The Welcome to Calumet (Colorado) sign still stands at the corner of Grand Avenue and 6th Street. Other locations include the Fort Union Drive-In Theater (Prison Camp), the historic Castaneda Hotel, Memorial Middle School (Invasion at the beginning of the movie), Douglas Avenue, East Lincoln Street and Grand Avenue.
Fun fact: Patrick Swayze bought a ranch just miles outside of town after falling in love with the scenic beauty surrounding Las Vegas.