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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Burbank, Los Angeles County: Burger King. McCambridge Park Recreation Center.

Chino, San Bernardino County: Cucamonga Avenue.

Griffith Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Vermont Avenue.

Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: First United Methodist Church.

City of Industry, Los Angeles County: Puente Hills Mall.

Newhall, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County: Golden Oak Ranch.

Pacoima, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: 9303 Roslyndale Avenue.

Pasadena, Los Angeles County: Gamble House. Blacker-Hill House.

South Pasadena, Los Angeles County: 1727 Bushnell Avenue. 1711 Bushnell Avenue.

Universal City, Los Angeles County: Universal Studios.

Whittier, Los Angeles County: Whittier High School.

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Like much of the movie, the interiors of Doc's 1985 home were temporarily built at Stage 12 at Universal Studios.
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Doc Brown's house, located at the fictional 1646 John F. Kennedy Drive, was really a façade built in the parking lot of Burger King,
535 N. Victory Boulevard at W. Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank. Notice that this small house is actually supposed to be the garage of his 1955 residence, 1640 Riverside Drive, which had burned down in a fire. See below for the on-location shots of the original residence.
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Hill Valley High School was filmed at Whittier High School, 12417 E. Philadelphia Street, between Whittier Boulevard and
Pickering Avenue, Whittier. The first picture here is, of course, a composite. See below for more shots from this school.
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The band auditions were filmed at the McCambridge Park Recreation Center, 1515 N. Glenoaks Boulevard at Andover Drive, Burbank.
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The clock tower is located on the Universal Studios backlot in Universal City, CA. The building has been seen in many other productions like Bruce Almighty and Scream Play.
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In real life, the McFly house is at 9303 Roslyndale Avenue
near Sunburst Street in Arleta (Pacoima), part of the
San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles.
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Twin Pines Mall (later Lone Pine Mall) was shot at Puente Hills Mall, 1600 S. Azusa Avenue at Colima Road, City of Industry.
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The Peabody Ranch was filmed at Disney's Golden Oak Ranch, 19802 Placerita Canyon Road, just off Highway 14.
The barn that was used is known as the Ragwing Barn in real life.
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The beginning of the Lyon Estates construction was shot on private property on Cucamonga Avenue,
shortly after it changed names from Chino-Corona Road in Chino.
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Again, the Hill Valley Courthouse, as well as Lou's Café, was filmed at Courthouse Square, Universal Studios.
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The exterior of Lorraine Baines' house was filmed at 1727 Bushnell Avenue, South Pasadena.
The picture on the left is from the movie, and the other is a contemporary picture shot on 18 February 2005.
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This place is across the street at 1800 Bushnell Avenue.
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While Lorraine's bedroom was shot on stage at Universal, the dining room was supposedly done on location on Bushnell Avenue.
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The Brown Mansion was actually the Gamble House, a historic craftsman home built in 1908 by Charles & Henry Greene.
Located at 4 Westmoreland Place in Pasadena, the place is open for tours. I shot the last picture above on 17 February 2005.
The garage in the first picture, now a gift shop in real life, was recreated for the façade used at the Burger King location at top.
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The front door and all of the Brown interiors were actually shot
at another Greene & Greene place, the Blacker-Hill House,
1177 Hillcrest Avenue at S. Oak Knoll Avenue in Pasadena.
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This was not filmed in Chino, but instead near
the Psycho house on the Universal Studios backlot.
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Now dressed as 1955, this is back again at Whittier High School in Whittier.
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George McFly's house was shot at 1711 Bushnell Avenue. The contemporary photo was shot on 18 February 2005.
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This wishing well is at Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment offices at Universal Studios in Universal City.
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Contrary to the DVD commentary, this was
actually filmed at 1711 Bushnell Avenue backyard.
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The Enchantment Under the Sea dance was filmed at the First United Methodist Church, 6817 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood.
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Back at Whittier High School again.
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Doc Brown's "Start Here" was near the Greek Theater,
2700 N. Vermont Avenue, in Griffith Park.
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Finally, this is back again on Roslyndale Avenue in Pacoima, Los Angeles.

Back to the Future (1985)
CAST: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia Wells, Marc McClure, Wendie Jo Sperber, George DiCenzo, Frances Lee McCain, James Tolkan, J.J. Cohen, Casey Siemaszko, Billy Zane, Harry Waters Jr., Donald Fullilove, Jason Hervey, George "Buck" Flower, Huey Lewis....
WRITER: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale
PRODUCER: Neil Canton, Bob Gale, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg
DIRECTOR: Robert Zemeckis
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Lawrence G. Paull
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Dean Cundey
EDITOR: Harry Keramidas, Arthur Schmidt
LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT: Paul Pav

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS / ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

"The Back to the Future Locations Archive" by Justin Willits and Anthony Peggs.
"The Back to the Future Tour by The Big Waste of Space" by Wesley Treat.
"Back to the Future — For Real!" by Bruce Gordon.

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