Another favorite film of mine is “Moonstruck.” Cher plays Loretta Castorini, an Italian-American widow living with her parents in Brooklyn, who is torn between her fiancé and his brother.

First, here is a video montage created by my daughter Amber, containing her photos, as well as some of mine.  Once you have enjoyed that, I have the locations listed below, with the photos. Not all locations in the video are up on this page yet…it’s a work in progress!

19 Cranberry Street, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Here are two views of the Castorini House from the movie.

The Castorini House - 19 Cranberry Street, Brooklyn, NY

The Castorini House - 19 Cranberry Street, Brooklyn, NY

2004

19 Cranberry Street, Brooklyn, NY

Loretta walking back to her house on Cranberry Street

Moonstruck - East on Cranberry Street, Brooklyn, NY

May 2008

East on Cranberry Street, Brooklyn, NY

West on Cranberry Street – Brooklyn Heights

From the movie, looking west on Cranberry Street, heading toward the Brooklyn Promenade, with its views of lower Manhattan.

Moonstruck - Cranberry Street, Brooklyn, NY

May 2008

Cranberry Street, Brooklyn, NY

Sackett & Henry Streets – Brooklyn

In this scene, Loretta goes to the Cammareri Bakery to invite her fiance’s brother to the wedding. Loretta is standing on the northwest corner of Sackett & Henry Streets, about to cross to the southeast corner to the Cammareri Bros. Bakery. This view is looking south on Henry Street.

Moonstruck - Sackett & Henry Streets, Brooklyn, NY

May 2008. View from the northwest corner of Sackett & Henry Streets, looking south on Henry Street. The pharmacy from Moonstruck is still there on the left. On the right is the location where the Cammareri Bakery was located.

Sackett & Henry Streets, Brooklyn, NY

Loretta entering the cellar of the bakery to talk to Ronny.

Moonstruck - Corner of Sackett & Henry, Brooklyn, NY

May 2008. This is where the Cammareri Bros. Bakery was located, and the entrance to the cellar is on the right, by the SUV.

Corner of Sackett & Henry Streets - Brooklyn, NY

W. 4th & 12th Streets (Manhattan) - New York, NY

The fictitious restaurant, the Grand Ticino, is featured at various points in the movie. Its first appearance is during a scene when Loretta and Johnny are having dinner and Johnny proposes. Later, Loretta’s mother Rose (Olympia Dukakis), dines alone and meets Perry (John Mahoney), a college professor with a penchant for getting drinks thrown in his face by the college students he dates.

According to the street signs, the restaurant is located at Hicks & Cranberry Streets. The Castorini home is located at 19 Cranberry Street in Brooklyn, and the characters are depicted as being within a short walking distance. Moonstruck - Grand Ticino

May 2009. The actual location for the building is in the West Village in Manhattan, at 4th & 12th Streets.

W. 4th & 12th Sts. New York

Lower Manhattan from the Brooklyn Promenade

From the movie.

Moonstruck - Manhattan from the Brooklyn Promenade

May 2008

Manhattan from the Brooklyn Promenade