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Arnie's Diner was located in Bedford, Connecticut, situated on the corner of West Main and another street between Bedford Books and tailor/hatter David James.

Positioned near the Marshall College campus, Arnie's served malted milkshakes, burgers, and beers, and was a popular hangout for both college students and motorcycle-riding greasers.[1]


In 1957, Mutt Williams and Indiana Jones went to Arnie's Diner to talk about Harold Oxley and his disappearance after Mutt pulled Indy off of a train. Williams gave Jones a letter sent from Oxley to his mother in the hope that Jones could help decipher it to find a crystal skull.[1]



However, also in the diner were two KGB agents, who had followed the pair, and attempted to apprehend them. When Williams took out his knife to defend himself, the two drew their guns and forced them to leave. Jones got Williams to create a diversion by starting a fight between the college kids and the greasers. During the scuffle, the pair managed to slip out of the diner and hop onto Mutt's motorcycle. The KGB agents eventually got out, and followed by car.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Arnie's Diner was named Bernie's Diner in David Koepp's screenplay for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.[2] According to the film's production designer, Guy Hendrix Dyas, it was renamed in honor of the late Arnold Spielberg, an American electrical engineer and father of director Steven Spielberg.[3]

Filming of both the interior and exterior of the diner was done at Paramount Studios in 2007,[4] specifically on the New York Backlot.[5]



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