United States: Marriage StoryNew York
While Marriage Story begins in Brooklyn, New York - the shared home of Charlie and Nicole Barber - the locations don't lend themselves to going scene hunting easily. Fortunately, we were able to identify a few places that are definitely recognisable.
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Charlie and Nicole live in Park Slope off the 7th Avenue B/Q subway station, located on Flatbush Avenue. In the opening montage, Nicole is stopped by animal rights petitioners on the street, which helps illustrate Charlie’s point: "She really listens when someone is talking. Sometimes she listens too much for too long."
Later on in the story, Charlie is standing outside the Laundromat Wash & Dry at 173 7th Avenue. This is actually a real operating laundromat, situated in Park Slope at the corner of 1st Street.
Fun fact: Director Noah Baumbach grew up in Park Slope himself and has filmed in his neighbourhood before, in particular for The Squid and the Whale and Mistress America.
Knickerbocker Bar, Manhattan
Charlie and his theatre team often hang out at the Knickerbocker Bar & Grill at 33 University Place. It's a popular eatery with New Yorkers and they often have live jazz performances.
Flatiron Dance Studio, Manhattan
Charlie's theatre company rehearses at the Gibney Dance Choreographic Studio at 890 Broadway at 19th Street. Meanwhile, Nicole has moved to LA to work on her tv pilot.
While Charlie is on his way out of the rehearsal space, he receives a phone call from Nicole's lawyer Nora Fanshaw. Charlie exits the building and - thanks to some movie magic - appears in:
Times Square, Manhattan
Nora informs Charlie that he hasn’t responded to the divorce papers yet. If he doesn’t do so by Friday, Fanshaw will request default judgement and be able to claim full custody of their son Henry.
About the Story:
A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.
The movie had its premiere at the iconic Paris Theatre in 4 W 58th Street NYC which was shut down in August 2019. This was a much celebrated event in the local community, as Netflix announced that it would keep the theatre open for future screenings and releases.