White Knight Diner, "White Palace"
Posted by: Wampa-One
N 38° 37.890 W 090° 12.345
15S E 743230 N 4279589
Quick Description: The diner in St. Louis where Max (James Spader) met Nora (Susan Sarandon) after being shorted some "White Palace" burgers.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 1/22/2009 7:58:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM5MR9
The title was originally to have been The White Castle, and the novel even makes reference to a specific real White Castle location at the intersection of S. Grand Blvd. and Gravois Ave. in south St. Louis, but the restaurant chain refused permission to use its trademarked name in either the novel or the film, and also refused permission to allow any of its restaurants for filming locations.
Instead, an independent diner at the intersection of 18th and Olive Streets just west of downtown St. Louis was used - and that address is even given in the film as a plug for the diner. After the film was released the diner's owners sought permission to permanently rename it "White Palace", but were refused by the studio, so the diner was instead renamed "White Knight". As of February 2007, it still exists and is open for business, serving standard diner fare.
~ from Wikipedia (visit link
What's it really like? This vintage St Louis diner was originally called White Knight. In a bid to capitalise on its big screen role, an attempt was made to change its name, but the studio refused. It's now known as The Super Sandwich Shop.
Can I go? The Super Sandwich Shop, 1801 Olive Street, St Louis, Missouri, 314 621 5949
~ from Restaurants on Film website (visit link
Another blurb about the filming location here (~halfway down page) (visit link
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