The Lost Boys (1987)
In The Movie: Raucous fairground hangout of Santa Carla’s resident beach bums, rockers and, erm, teenage vampires.
The Real Location: The historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a humdinger of an amusement park built back in 1907.
Romantic Because: It has all the fun and frolics of the fair – candy floss, giant teddies, the big dipper etc – and there’s an awesome retro video game arcade. Which the ladies love. Probably.
The Date: Show off your hoopla and goldfish-winning skills, but keep a stake handy for all those damn vampires.