The series “Only Murders In the Building,” released season three on Hulu today and it will again tickle the hearts of old New Yorkers (and new). First, the filming locations for the comedic murder-mystery are entirely shot in New York City and the action is set on the Upper West Side. Second, the show is the brainchild of Steve Martin, along with screenwriters Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman. It has an old-school vibe in how the show is conceived (narrators included) but is fully set in modern times.
The show’s main characters Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel (Selena Gomez) live in the same apartment building and become friends and podcast collaborators in season 1 when a murder occurs in their building. The cast is studded with guest stars like Tina Fey, Sting, and Nathan Lane. Shirley Maclaine, Cara Delvigne, and Amy Schumer. Season 2 left viewers with a cliffhanger as new guest star, Paul Rudd, seemingly drops dead center stage in the middle of a performance. The new season, which premiered August 8th, brings more shocking moments and stars (like Meryl Streep!). Discover the filming locations for “Only Murders in the Building” below! We’ll update this list as new episodes air and do our best to avoid any spoilers.
1. The United Palace Theater
In the first episode of season 3, we return to the scene of the crime where season 2 left us. The theater scenes were shot at the gorgeous and opulently decorated United Palace in Washington Heights. This theater was one of the five Loew’s Wonder Theaters built in the 1920s and 1930s. The others include Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, Valencia in Jamaica, Queens, Paradise in the Bronx, and Jersey in Jersey City. In the show, we see a wide sweeping shot of the gilded auditorium and ornate proscenium that frames the stage, then we meet the main characters in the decadent red-carpeted lobby.