Revisiting Slap Shot 45 Years Later with Steve Carlson (Steve Hanson)
Take the Tour!
This tour is a self-guided trip to some of the most recognizeable downtown locations in the movie Slap Shot! This tour will include text and audio about each location, to give a rich background of the film's roots in Johnstown, PA. Find the tour here on the app!
Take a brief detour through history at the Slap Shot museum located in the 1st Summit Arena at the Cambria County War Memorial during the next hockey game or sporting event! This museum contains memrobilia from the movie and other interesting photos and information about the history it has here in downtown Johnstown.
326 Napoleon St #1780,
Johnstown, PA 15901
Johnstown Amtrak Station, 47 Walnut Street
The first time the Hanson brothers are seen is at the Train Station and are busy “assaulting” a soda machine that has taken their quarter but given no soda. Coach Reg Dunlop (Paul Newman) has arrived to escort them to their hotel room and inform them of the game schedule.
Penn Traffic Building/Hendler Hotel, 300 Washington Street
Turn onto Washington Street, on the left is the Penn Traffic Building, site of the former Penn Traffic Department Store which was the location of the fashion show scene. Across the street is the location of the Hendler Hotel. It was to this local establishment that the Hanson brothers were escorted after their arrival in Johnstown. The Hendler was later demolished and the site is now the location of the Social Security office.
On the return into downtown, turn right onto Washington St., then left onto Market St. Traveling toward Main St., there is a replica of Morley’s Dog in the Morley’s Dog Plaza located at the corner of Main and Market Streets. This dog was featured in the movie and was credited by Paul Newman as saving the town from a devastating flood. This story has stuck to Morley’s Dog, even though that is not his true legacy. In reality the dog was a garden statue at the time of the Great Flood of 1889 and was recovered and returned to the Morley family. They later donated the dog to the City of Johnstown and he has stood in his plaza for many years.