Everything Everywhere All At Once’s real-life laundromat has become a tourist attraction
After collecting a whole bunch of trophies Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG Awards, Everything everywhere at once is on track to receive even more awards at the Oscars this weekend. And with that extra attention, a modest laundromat in San Fernando, Los Angeles, is likely to get even busier than it did last year.
Majers Coin Laundry has acc a recent Los Angeles Times Articlebecame a tourist destination, attracting fans “from around Burbank and as far away as Singapore” after emerging as a family business run by Evelyn and Waymond Wang Everything everywhere at once.
Fans “pose for selfies in front of the building’s recognizable green and red signage,” the article explains. “Some come in disguise. Others just stare at the washers and dryers and try to relive footage from the film.”
The owners, Kenny and Irene Majers, have been running the business, which was started by Kenny’s grandfather in 1983, shortly after they met in Mexico City. Irene, a former jazz singer, has since started working as a registered nurse, but she used to do “a lot of the clerical work” (including taxes) at the laundromat, while Kenny was mostly responsible for working on the washers and dryers. The two have a daughter, like the Wangs, and Irene describes her and her husband’s personalities as quite similar to Evelyn and Waymond’s.
The Laundromat was turned into a film set for just under a week in March 2020 and is fairly faithful to the screen, save for an overlaid second floor apartment for exterior shots and the fact that the upstairs door in the film is actually just the entrance to ” a boiler room and a pantry.”
Despite the only souvenirs on site, consisting of a “dented washing machine from a scene where Yeoh hits a baseball bat” and “Chinese signs advising customers not to overload the washing machines with clothes,” it moves on Everything everywhere at once fans. The article describes one who “saw the movie at least 25 times” and says that visiting Majers “felt like an odd, nostalgic thing, even though I’d never been there.” Another couple mentioned in the article stopped by dressed up for Halloween and say a post-tour chat “about their love of film and life” is now a “super bittersweet, lovely.” [moment]’ which is ‘attached to this laundromat’.
It was equally emotional for Kenny and Irene to see the film during filming and in theaters once it was completed. Kenny recalls sitting in his car and crying after seeing a scene being filmed because it made him reflect on his life, which like the Wangs’ is tied to the laundromat.
Read the full article to learn more about Majer’s Coin Laundry and the Majer family over at the Los Angeles Times.
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