Back To The Future Locations
Locations Manager(s): Paul Pav
Under their watchful eye, the following special places were used for filming "Back To The Future":
These scenes were actually shot at Private Residential House, located in Arleta, S. California. Google Map
The Gamble House, used for the Doc's house, is located in Pasadena, CA. It's address is: 4 Westmoreland Pl; Pasadena, CA 91103 and now serves as a museum.
Built in 1908, the David B. Gamble House is a tribute to the genius of architects Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. Its design represents a unique California lifestyle and is a masterpiece of American craftsmanship. In 1966 it was made a gift by the Gamble family to the City of Pasadena in a joint agreement with the University of Southern California. [Thanks to jacq]
The Burger King seen at the beginning was filmed at: 535 N. Victory Blvd. Burbank, CA. [Thanks to Dylan Tyler]
Golden Oak Ranch (often known as the Disney ranch) was used for the Peabody farm and the barn into which Marty initially crashes the DeLorean (Placerita Canyon Road
Newhall, CA 91321). The Farm house is also featured in the movie "Big Business" (1988). The house and barn no longer stand but were located at the north-eastern corner of the ranch near the "Toby Tyler" bridge. [Thanks to Greg Punch]
Lorraines House is 1227 Bushnell Ave. south Pasadena, CA.
George's House is 1711 Bushnell Ave. south Pasadena, CA. [Thanks to Dylan Tyler]
George McFly's and Lorraine's Houses were only .8 miles (1ĽKm) from 1846 Oxley St in South Pasadena, which was the location of Pee Wee Herman's house in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and 1.4 miles (2ĽKm) from 815 Fremont Ave which was the restaurant where Sarah Connor worked as a waitress in The Terminator. [Thanks to "Mountain Mike" Johannsen]
Many real-life locations around Los Angeles were used. See the link at the bottom for a complete tour...
Whittier High School in Whittier, California played the part of Hill Valley High School. It was also Richard Nixon's alma mater.
The Twin Pines Mall was actually the Puente Hills Mall in City of Industry, California. Today, JCPenney is no longer an anchor store there. The Mall is off Azusa Ave. and Colima Road, near the Pomona (60) Freeway). [Thanks to Jonathan Lim]
The town including the building where the clock tower stood is in the Universal Studios backlot and can be seen on daily tours at the park. However, the clock is no longer there. [Thanks to Luis & Cecilia]
The Battle of the Bands audition was filmed at: 1515 Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA
The School 'Enchantment Under the Sea' Dance was filmed at Hollywood United Methodist Church, 6817 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA
The main street used in "Gremlins" is the same one used in the "Back to the Future" movies! [Thanks to Ami]
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Locations LinksFollowing is a recommended link:
Brilliant locations tour at the definitive BTTF site.
LX is our radical new locations feature that we've been beavering away on.. For years!
Each location will have it's own page with then/now pictures, maps, StreetView, discovery story and the most detailed explanations on how the location was used. Most importantly, the locations will have a status that shows whether they are verified correct and by whom. We are working with the actual locations managers or other crew where possible. The whole thing will be very interactive and you will, of course, be able to update everything.
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