The ‘Edward Scissorhands’ house in Lutz is now a free museum

More than 30 years after Tim Burton shot his Gothic classic “Edward Scissorhands” in Tampa Bay, the Bogg family’s fictional home in Lutz has been turned into a museum.

“Google is sending people straight from Disney here, I mean it’s crazy,” Joey Licalzi, who bought the house for $ 230,000 with his wife Sharon almost a year ago, told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. a year.

Located at 1774 Tinsmith Cir., The Licalzis say it was fate that they ended up winning the auction, especially after recently losing a house across the street, and the fact that Joey worked on the set of the film as a dishwasher. “After TMZ wrote about it, we ran into probably 200 deals on the house,” says Licalzi, who also owns a drum manufacturing business. “When you fight the whole planet for the house, you can’t have Airbnb like everyone thinks, so we turned it into a free museum. Now everyone has access to the property.”

Licalzi says some people make appointments, but most of the time they just come knocking on the door. For now, Licalzi estimates that he receives around 30 families a week to visit his museum, where he and his wife also live. “Yes, we live in the Edward Scissorhands Museum. It’s totally weird,” he jokes.

The museum features original props from the movie like Kim Bogg’s handbag, the original wallpaper, and the scissors Edward used to prune the dinosaur hedge. There are currently six exhibits, and Licalzi says he plans to expand, ultimately turning his garage into the top floor of the castle featured in the film. “It’s crazy,” Licalzi said. We bought a racing theme park with a worldwide audience for $ 230,000.

RELATED: This is what the Edward in the Silver Hands House looked like when Licalzi bought it in 2020.

So far, most of Licalzi’s neighbors seem to be enjoying the new attraction, but not everyone is on board. “You know, the majority of them, they come here and they come to the property and they shake my hand and say ‘thank you, thank you, thank you,'” says Licalzi. “

Licalzi says he hasn’t heard from Tim Burton or Johnny Depp, but actor Robert Oliveri, who played Kevin Boggs in the film, has reached out to say his congratulations.

“It will only get bigger,” Licalzi says. “We do tours day and night, and in the winter you can come and watch the movie on the property and it’s free.” – Colin Loup

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| Photos by Photos by Joey Licalzi

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