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LA Bench Made Famous in ‘(500) Days of Summer’ Closed in Cutbacks

Excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter

Aug 23, 2013 8:36 am

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The grassy expanse was likely never the sole motivator for a trip to LA and there are enough star-studded tourism activities in the city for the closure to happen relatively quietly.

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A couple sits on the bench made famous in the movie "(500) Days of Summer." Graham / Flickr


Ever since (500) Days of Summer was released in 2009, a downtown L.A. park bench that’s central to the film’s love story has been a tourist draw, particularly for fans looking to re-create the iconic shot of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel as they gaze across the city together.

But the sloped grassy expanse, called Angel’s Knoll, was fenced off and closed July 30 due to state cutbacks.

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