Popeye Village, Malta

Popeye Village, Malta

Here’s a photo I took during our holiday in Malta in 2000. It’s the abandoned set from the Popeye movie featuring Robin Williams.

Normally, a movie production would be expected to restore an area to its original condition, but I suppose on this occassion the Maltese folk thought it might be handy to keep it as a tourist attraction.

Of course, Malta’s had a few more movies, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator for one, but also a few James Bond movies as well. I think Troy may have been filmed there too.

2 thoughts on “Popeye Village, Malta

    1. gerard

      I just learned that recently – apparently there’s a theme park there now including the old movie set. At the time we visited (9 years ago), the set was abandoned. Thanks for the update on this.

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