Buzz’s Skelly Gas Station – Coen Brothers Filming Location?

Buzz’s Skelly Gas Station – Coen Brothers Filming Location?

The Coen Brother’s are currently shooting a movie called Inside Llewyn Davis staring Justin Timberlake. Some of the scenes are set to shoot here on Long Island in the town of Riverhead. While out riding today, after an off-handed comment by my friend Ben about an old gas station – I thought I would go take a look. I mean, I love that sort of Americana.

But when I got there, what I saw was too “perfect” to just be something a local was putting up for their own enjoyment. Then it dawned on me…

It’s part of the Coen Brothers movie set. The station doesn’t really exist. It’s on one of the roads set to close and well, you can see it’s a false front if you look to the side of the building.

Coen Brothers Buzz Skelly Timberlake Riverhead

I thought this was a pretty cool find.

Buzzs Skelly Gas Station Movie Location

22 Replies to “Buzz’s Skelly Gas Station – Coen Brothers Filming Location?”

  1. A few years ago I was in Goblin Valley State Park in Utah, and found that some of the hiking trails were closed. It turns out a movie crew was filming a scene for “The Tree Of Life”. I got some great photos of the craft service truck and assorted flunkies and go-fers.

  2. Wow, that is really, really awesome. I hope they go old school and bring back John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and John Turturro like in their early pictures.

  3. Fuzzy:

    It’s amazing what movie set designers can do. I have photos of some old (movie) gas stations too. There was even a replica of New York City a few years ago but sometimes Security won’t let you snap photos.

    Riding the Wet Coast

    1. You’re so right. It IS amazing. It looks like this building got zapped there from 70 years ago. It “lies” to you even when you’re standing there looking at it. It’s just beautiful.

      I so wish it was able to stay put after the movie is gone~

  4. I was a little disappointed to see this, but thanks for posting. Great photos. You see, my dad was an executive for Skelly Oil Company in Tulsa, Okla. back in the 60’s. Skelly has been defunct for decades now, since being bought out by Getty Oil in the mid 70s and then Getty by Texaco. But it’s still very nostalgic for me. There’s even a company town in west Texas called Skellytown. I thought the Coens had found an old Skelly station in Kansas or Colorado for this shot. Now I find it’s really a false front in Long Island. Still, it looks very authentic and I appreciate the bros. using Skelly: right down to the pumps and the signage.

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