The Movie Cameos
If there's a movie or TV show set in New York City, chances are it's had at least one scene set in or near Grand Central. Having recently been shown in the background in The Avengers, it's also played a part in scenes from North by Northwest and the waltz scene in The Fisher King, among others. Both the terminal's interior and exterior are eminently recognizable, from the clock, to the arched windows, to the outside decor. A brief shot of Grand Central's really all it takes to provide the viewer with plenty of context.