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Overview

Backlot overview (c)theStudioTour.com 2010
Backlot overview (c)theStudioTour.com 2010

The studio buildings were backed by a huge backlot area, most of which was ungraded, and included former runways and previously demolished building foundations. At the time of the studio's closing, the only permanent sets on the backlot were a small suburban street, which was showing signs of age and disuse.

Backlot overview (from former Downey Studios website)
Backlot overview (from former Downey Studios website)

Suburban Street

A series of facades built for Christmas with the Kranks in 2004, and then used occasionally for commercials and music video shoots.

Suburban Street backlot sets (from Downey Studios website, 2010)
Suburban Street backlot sets (from Downey Studios website, 2010)
Suburban Street backlot sets (from Downey Studios website, 2010)
Suburban Street backlot sets (from Downey Studios website, 2010)
Suburban Street sets as seen in 2010 (c) theStudioTour.com
Suburban Street sets as seen in 2010 (c) theStudioTour.com
Suburban Street sets as seen in 2010 (c) theStudioTour.com
Suburban Street sets as seen in 2010 (c) theStudioTour.com
Suburban Street sets as seen in 2010 (c) theStudioTour.com
Suburban Street sets as seen in 2010 (c) theStudioTour.com
Suburban Street sets as seen in 2010 (c) theStudioTour.com
Suburban Street sets as seen in 2010 (c) theStudioTour.com
Suburban Street sets as seen in 2010 (c) theStudioTour.com
Suburban Street sets as seen in 2010 (c) theStudioTour.com
Paddleboat and wheel setpiece abandoned on the backlot (September 2010, (c) theStudioTour.com)
Paddleboat and wheel setpiece abandoned on the backlot (September 2010, (c) theStudioTour.com)
Paddleboat and wheel setpiece abandoned on the backlot (September 2010, (c) theStudioTour.com)
Paddleboat and wheel setpiece abandoned on the backlot (September 2010, (c) theStudioTour.com)

Seen on Screen: Downey Studios [Suburban]

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
Christmas with the Kranks [Feature Film]2004Joe RothIMDB Database page about Christmas with the Kranks
The Suburban Street set on the backlot was built for this movie, on vacant land to the east of Building 39.
Paranoid: Jonas Brothers [Music Video]2009Emmett Malloy and Brendan Malloy
Stage 1 and Suburban Street
Hormel Foods [Commercial]2010
Shot on Suburban Street.