If you watch Lady Gaga's "Marry the Night" music video closely, you may recognize the theater she dances in.
That's because it's the music hall at Snug Harbor.
It's one of dozens of location options filmmakers have at the North Shore cultural center.
"I think it's a great place because we offer so much diversity here,” Jenny Kelly, Snug Harbor’s business and sales associate said. “We have over 83 acres... 26 different buildings that look like anything from a frat house to a decrepit haunted mansion."
Jennifer Sammartino, the director of tourism and cultural affairs for the Borough President's office toured some of the top filming locations Wednesday with representatives from Broadway Stages; a production company currently awaiting a decision from the comptroller’s office to turn the former Arthur Kill prison into a sound stage.
"I think what makes Staten Island so unique is that we can double as any background, any location but also different time periods,” Sammartino said.
Different time periods make Historic Richmondtown a popular filming location, for instance you might recognize the general store in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
"We really believe that the use of our facilities for filming and photography can help us serve our mission,” Sarah Clark, the curator for Historic Richmondtown said. “Which is to help people explore the American experience throughout time."
Filming on Staten Island isn't necessarily a new concept, in fact standing a church at Mt. Loretta was used in a famous scene in "The Godfather," however, officials said it’s been just in the past four years that shooting has gotten more popular.
The borough president's office created an online assistance portal for anyone who wants to film on the island or provide their property as a set.
Borough Hall was even used as a backdrop for NBC's The Blacklist earlier this week.
Sammartino said all of this is an investment in the future of the borough.
"We have lots of Staten Islanders working in the film industry so the commute is that much shorter for them,” she said. “And it brings money to our cultural organizations that can be used as the backdrops."
So keep an eye out,you never know when your local hangout may be on primetime.