From major box office hits to cult classics, Austin has provided a spectacular landscape for filmmakers to bring their vision to life. Visitors have flocked to destinations featured in iconic locally made films like "Dazed and Confused" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." With over 50 years of production, there are many film tourism locations in the Austin area to experience including those seen in "Suburbia."

About "Suburbia"

After heading to Europe to make "Before Sunrise," Director Richard Linklater returned to Austin to film his adaptation of Eric Bogosian's play "SubUrbia." The film follows an aimless gang of suburban slackers as they spend an evening hanging out at a local convenience store, in hopes of seeing an old high-school buddy whose career as a rock singer is about to hit the big-time. The film built on many of the themes in Linklater’s earlier Gen X opus, "Slacker," and utilized the who’s-who of young actors of the era, including Giovanni Ribisi, Steve Zahn and Parker Posey.

Details: Sony Pictures Classics / Rated R / 121 minutes / Comedy, Drama
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Steve Zahn, Jayce Bartok, Amy Carey, Nicky Katt, Ajay Naidu, Parker Posey, Dina Spybey-Waters
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Scene: Food Market

Suburbia screengrab, showing a man in a red shirt sweeping the ground while another man stands in front of him with a hockey stick in his hand. A group of people are walking past them and laughing

The Food Market convenience store, where the almost all of "Suburbia" was filmed, is actually the South First Street & Stassney Lane Shopping Center, which currently houses AI United Insurance, LaborMax Staffing, 1st Wok, South Austin Barber Shop and Heston Tax Company.

Location: South First & Stassney Shopping Center (611 W Stassney Ln, Austin, TX 78745)

Iconic Filming Location Map


Explore more iconic filming locations during your next visit to Austin. The Austin Film Tourism Guide has details on the where scenes from your favorite movie and television series were filmed in and around Austin.