The Gas Station/BBQ Shack
The Gas Station/BBQ Shack is up
for sale. It was called Bilbo's Texas Landmark. And before that,
Hills Prairie Grocery.
Click HERE for a pic of the store sent to me by a former owner when it was known as Bilbo's. Take note of the gas pumps in the picture, which have since been removed.
It is located off of highway 304 in Bastrop County. You will have to take highway 71 to Bastrop and turn onto 304 which heads towards Gonzales, TX. But the Gas Station is a few miles down highway 304 and on the left.
Interestingly enough, just across the street from the Gas Station is a cemetery. But I was disappointed to find that it was not the same cemetery as the one used in the film.
I helped Exploited Video to this location and they took some footage of it. You can check that page out HERE.
Also, Paul Partain sent me an e-mail with an interesting story behind the window washer that appeared in this scene, played by Robert Courtin.
Just took a look at the gas station on your web site. You said it was raining off and on or something to that effect when you visited the gas station. Same thing happened when we shot Chainsaw there. In fact, the part for the guy who was washing the windshield of the van was created to cover the changing light that was causing problems for our camera crew. At one point, the washer guy looks up at the clouds as the light changes......anyhow, I thought it was interesting that when you and Exploited visited the scene, you had the same experience......pp
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These pics were taken when the gas station was formerly known as Hills Prairie Grocery.
The following are pictures of the inside of the gas station. Not the main room where people normally go into to buy items. But the side where all the action from the movie took place. This area is labeled "Employees Only" on the door that is between the main room and this room.
Please click on an image for a larger view and more notes.
This is the back of the gas station. Please click on the images for larger views and notes.
These are pictures of the street as if you were standing in front of the gas pumps. I thought these were important because this is the same view in which you see the van arrive and leave.
Fan Fotos of the the Gas Station
Victor visited the original BBQ/Gas station from the original movie. Check that out HERE.
Brandon made a trip out to the gas station in Bastrop, TX. Check his pics out here.
Angela got some pics of the gas station, reopened by the new owner (early 2008). #1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#6,#7,#8,#9,#10,#11,#12,#13,#14 & #15.
He took a great and creepy picture of the gas station at night.
#1, #2 & #3
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The gas station. #1 & #2.
Joseph took a trip to the gas station. Check out his pics HERE!
BBQ Shack #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5.
Brett traveled all the way from Australia to see the TCM sites for himself. #1.
#1, #2 & #3
A pic of Bilbo's which was formerly the BBQ shack.
Abraham visited the site and took this pic and this one.
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11 & #12.
David went to several film locations, including the BBQ shack. Check out his online album HERE.
#1 & #2.
John made a visit to the BBQ/Gas station near Bastrop in May of 2004. I think this is one of the best pics of the shack I've seen in a long time.
Click HERE to see it. Here's another one of his.
© 2004 Tim Harden firstname.lastname@example.org
A great way to get to this Texas gas station from the movie is by boat, preferably a Viking Yacht for sale. They likely don’t sell enough diesel fuel though to fill it up!