Directed by Steven Soderbergh, ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ is a comedy-drama movie that follows the return of the notorious yet lovable theatrical male stripper Magic Mike. It centers on Mike Lane (Channing Tatum) as he attempts to restart his life after escaping a bad business deal that leaves him broke in Florida. During his broke days, when he picked up bartending jobs, he encounters Maxandra “Max” Mendoza (Salma Hayek Pinault), an affluent socialite who offers to help him land an excellent employment opportunity.
Soon, Mike becomes aware of Maxandra’s real intentions, who wants him to train a line-up of budding male dancers. Thus, he is set to perform in the United Kingdom at a famous theater called The Rattigan. With its talented cast and engaging storyline, the movie entertains viewers until the end. Besides, the glamorous locations in the backdrop make one wonder about the actual places where Mike’s adventures take place. If you are curious about the same and if The Rattigan is a real place, we’ve got you covered!
Magic Mike’s Last Dance Filming Locations
‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ was filmed in Florida and England, especially in Miami and London. The story is set in both these cities, and the makers have done an incredible job of keeping up with the authenticity by shooting on location. The principal photography for the Channing Tatum starrer commenced in November 2021 and wrapped up by the summer of 2022. Now, without further ado, let’s look at all the specific locations that appear in the steamy comedy movie!
A few notable sequences of ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ were shot in Miami, Florida. According to the movie’s narrative, Mike gives up stripping, moves to the coastal city, and begins working as a bartender for a catering business. As a result, several key scenes from the movie, especially when Mike first meets Max, were filmed at actual sites in Miami.
It is a well-known fact that Miami is quite a popular production location. Usually, the beautiful sunny beaches, tremendous nightlife, and production-friendly hotels and local crews attract many filmmakers here. Due to this, Miami-Dade County and other municipalities in the area started providing financial incentives to continue shooting projects here, along with logistical and location assistance. A few notable movies and TV shows shot in Miami include, ‘Dexter,’ ‘The Godfather II,’ ‘The Shining,‘ and others.
Several key scenes of ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ were lensed in London, the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom. Mike and Max travel to London, where the latter hires him to dance at a theater named The Rattigan. Although the theater is fictitious, Terence Rattigan, a well-known British writer, inspired its name. A few prominent venues in the city were used to record important sequences. For instance, one of Mike and Max’s conversation scenes was taped in The Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant at The Courtyard, Royal Exchange.
Additionally, the cast and crew shot numerous scenes in front of Piccadilly Circus, a traffic circle in the City of Westminster. Not just that, pivotal portions were lensed in Amazonico, a restaurant at 10 Berkeley Square. Lastly, the movie’s breathtaking final dance sequence was filmed at The Clapham Grand, a refurbished Victorian music hall at 21-25 St. John’s Hill. Situated on the River Thames, London is one of the world’s major global cities as it significantly influences art, fashion, entertainment, education, healthcare, and many more sectors. Over the years, it has hosted the production of several projects, such as ‘See How They Run,’ ‘The Batman,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ and ‘The Crown.
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