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18 Movies & TV Shows Filmed Inside The Royal York Hotel

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The Fairmont Royal York is one of Toronto's classic hotels on Front Street and also Hollywood central when it comes to filming blockbuster movies. Opened in 1929, the Royal York remains in demand for high profile movie roles, doubling for American hotels and playing stunt doubles for other cities around the world. The hotel was a stand in for the Fairmont Chicago in the film RED when actress Helen Mirren needed to blow up the hotel kitchen with a machine gun. During filming, Mirren stayed in the hotel's Royal Suite, typically reserved for the British family or Justin Bieber and costing $1,999/night.

A distraught passerby called 911 after seeing someone plunged from a 17th floor window of the hotel. Turns out it was only Jackie Chan or his stunt double during filming of The Tuxedo. In her TomKat days, actress Katie Holmes filmed scenes from the TV mini-series, The Kennedys, inside the hotel; along with other locations in Toronto and Hamilton. The movie Chloe starring Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore, was filmed in the hotel's Royal Suite, convention floor and inside the ladies bathroom. HollywoodLand with Ben Affleck was filmed inside the lobby, library bar and guest rooms while Kevin Bacon in the flick, Where the Truth Lies, shot his scenes in the concert hall, ballroom and convention floor foyer. "I think every inch of the hotel has been shot . . . even the roof and elevators," the hotel's regional director of sales and marketing tells the Toronto Star. "It's a beautiful building with a beautiful and classy exterior. It's the perfect choice for a lot of situations."Here's a list of notable movies and TV shows filmed inside Toronto's landmark hotel. Did we miss any? Just add it in the comments below.

Movies and TV shows filmed at the Fairmont Royal York
The Kennedys (2011)
Being Erica (2009-2011)
RED (2010)
Amelia (2009)
Grey Gardens (2009)
Chloe (2009)
Max Payne (2008)
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)
Take The Lead (2006)
Hollywood Land (2006)
The Pacifier (2005)
Cinderella Man (2005)
Where the Truth Lies (2005)
New York Minute (2004)
Brian's Song (2001)
The Tuxedo (2001)
Serendipity (2001)
The Killing Fields (1984)
· Lights, Camera . . . Check-in [Toronto Star]
· Hotels Week 2014 [Curbed Toronto]
· Justin Bieber Stays at Fairmont Royal York for $1,999/Night [Curbed Toronto]