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L.A.’s Shuttered and Abandoned Movie Locations


This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Production“Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) conducts a swap with members of the Golden Fang in Inherent Vice (2014).; Credit: Warner Bros.This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionMacy’s at Laurel PlazaThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionclosed its doors in October 2016. Housing and other redevelopment projects have been proposed for the area.This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionO-Dog (Larenz Tate)This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionand friends look on as shots are fired on Crenshaw Boulevard in Menace II Society (1993).; Credit: New Line CinemaThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionThe gas station from Menace II Society is now shuttered but still standing at 4200 Crenshaw Blvd.This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionThe gas station from Menace II Society is now shuttered but still standing at 4200 Crenshaw Blvd.This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionThe gas station from Menace II Society is now shuttered but still standing at 4200 Crenshaw Blvd.This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionlocated at 7500 Lankershim Blvd. in North HollywoodThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionlocated at 7500 Lankershim Blvd. in North HollywoodThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionrightThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionrightThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionrightThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionrightThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionlocated at 1023 Fair Oaks Ave. in South PasadenaThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionlocated at 1023 Fair Oaks Ave. in South PasadenaThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionleftThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionleftThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionleftThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionleftThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionthe theater’s stage recently hosted a Christmas showThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionthe theater’s stage recently hosted a Christmas showThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionthe theater’s stage recently hosted a Christmas showThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionthe theater’s stage recently hosted a Christmas showThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionthe theater’s stage recently hosted a Christmas showThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionleftThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionleftThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionlocated at 7420 La Tijera Blvd. near LAXThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionto the dismay of many Westchester locals.This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionSeth Rogen as Officer Michaels outside the Buggy WhipThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionSeth Rogen as Officer Michaels outside the Buggy WhipThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionSeth Rogen as Officer Michaels outside the Buggy WhipThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionsupposedly on Sunset BoulevardThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionat 1016 W. El Segundo Blvd in Gardena.This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionRita (Laura Harring)This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionand Betty (Naomi Watts) at Winkie’s restaurant in Mulholland Drive; Credit: Universal PicturesThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionInside Caesar’s restaurantThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionHerb (Michael Cooke)This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionaccompanies Dan (Patrick Fischler) around the side of Winkie’s in an attempt to vanquish Dan’s recurring nightmareThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionaccompanies Dan (Patrick Fischler) around the side of Winkie’s in an attempt to vanquish Dan’s recurring nightmareThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionlooking toward El Segundo Boulevard.This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionEddie Lomax (Jean-Claude Van Damme) drifts into town in InfernoThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionEddie Lomax (Jean-Claude Van Damme) drifts into town in InfernoThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionEddie Lomax (Jean-Claude Van Damme) drifts into town in InfernoThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionEddie Lomax (Jean-Claude Van Damme) drifts into town in InfernoThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionwhen the owners put the building up for lease in hopes of attracting a high-end tenant. It’s been reported that H&M’s upscale brand COS is remodeling the space for a new store.This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionTimekeeper Raymond Leon (Cillian Murphy)This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionconfronts Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) and Sylvia Weis (Amanda Seyfried) on the outskirts of Dayton in In Time (2011).; Credit: 20th Century FoxThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionThe outskirts of In Time's DaytonThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Production" were shot in the ghost town of SurfridgeThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionbut by the 1960s began to succumb to the elementsThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionand by the 1980s the area was fenced off.This shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionA view of Surfridge through a hole in the fenceThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionLightening strikes Pig Burgers in Better Off Dead (1985) during Lane Meyer’s (John Cusack) Frankenstein-inspired daydreamThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionLightening strikes Pig Burgers in Better Off Dead (1985) during Lane Meyer’s (John Cusack) Frankenstein-inspired daydreamThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionlocated at 6223 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Today the property is being used as a car lotThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionlocated at 6223 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Today the property is being used as a car lotThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment ProductionSandy’s Burgers was used for another fictional fast-food restaurant: Jason MewesThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Productionand Kevin Smith walk up to Mooby’s in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001).; Credit: Dimension FilmsThis shuttered North Hollywood restaurant been used a filming location in at least three feature films.; Credit: Jared Cowan/CBS Entertainment Production

The real estate in the Los Angeles area is just too valuable to allow vacant and shuttered properties to sit vacant and shuttered for too long. Three locations we wanted to include on this list have been demolished or totally redeveloped within the past year. However, if you look closely as you travel around L.A., there are still some shuttered properties to be found that have made appearances in some of our favorite L.A. films.

 The Tiki Motel, where Sarah Conner conceived the future leader of the battle against the machines in The Terminator, sat in shambles in Huntington Park for a number of years but recently was turned into a brand new apartment complex. Sadly, the abandoned truck-stop diner where Pee-wee Herman was dropped off by Large Marge in Pee-wee's Big Adventure was completely demolished this past December. The boarded-up Woodland Hills home of the fortuneteller from Phantasm was built in 1937 and leveled not long ago to make way for a new home.