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Feature Film (349)
TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
Why Him?2016John HamburgIMDB Database page about Why Him?
Shooting on Colonial Street in April 2016
Furious 72015James WanIMDB Database page about Furious 7
Stage 18, Stage 28, Stage 44
Gibby2015Phil GornIMDB Database page about Gibby
Colonial Street was featured for the street scenes
Ted 22015Seth MacFarlaneIMDB Database page about Ted 2
The backlot Underwater Tank was used
Gone Girl2014David FincherIMDB Database page about Gone Girl
The house that Nick and Amy move out of in New York was on Brownstone Street on the backlot.
Saving Mr. Banks / Saving Mr Banks2014John Lee HancockIMDB Database page about Saving Mr. Banks / Saving Mr Banks
Backlot sets Six Points Texas and Courthouse Square are featured in two short sequences.
Iron Man 32013Shane BlackIMDB Database page about Iron Man 3
New York Street
R.I.P.D. 2013Robert SchwentkeIMDB Database page about R.I.P.D.
Stage 18
The Hangover Part III2013Todd PhillipsIMDB Database page about The Hangover Part III
Falls Lake
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire2013Francis LawrenceIMDB Database page about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Falls Lake (the clock face stunt sequence was shot at this backlot location in March 2013)
The Little Rascals Save the Day2013Alex ZammIMDB Database page about The Little Rascals Save the Day
New York Street and Courthouse Square filming in October 2012
Colonial Street
Battleship2012Peter BergIMDB Database page about Battleship
Falls Lake
Snow White and the Huntsman2012Rupert SandersIMDB Database page about Snow White and the Huntsman
Stage 27
The Amazing Spider-Man2012Marc WebbIMDB Database page about The Amazing Spider-Man
A number of the buildings on Universal's New York Street area were temporarily replaced with new facades for this production, which was filming during January 2011. The sequence where Captain Stacy and Spider-Man meet was shot on New York Street.
Falls Lake - bridge was set up in front of the bluescreen backing for the Williamsburg Bridge stunt sequence.
Captain America: The First Avenger2011Joe JohnstonIMDB Database page about Captain America: The First Avenger
New York Street
Cowboys & Aliens2011Jon FavreauIMDB Database page about Cowboys & Aliens
Hop2011Tim HillIMDB Database page about Hop
China scenes were shot on the Old Mexico backlot sets. Existing arches were modified to make them circular.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides2011Rob MarshallIMDB Database page about Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Shooting on Falls Lake in August 2010 - Bell tower stunt sequence in front of the bluescreen backdrop.
The Muppets2011James BobinIMDB Database page about The Muppets
Shot on Stage 28, with a nearby stage used as a Muppet Workshop to keep the stars looking perky. Stage 27 was also used.
Wanderlust2011David WainIMDB Database page about Wanderlust
Falls Lake
Inception2010Christopher NolanIMDB Database page about Inception
Falls Lake
Knight and Day2010James MangoldIMDB Database page about Knight and Day
The Little Europe backlot sets were used for a small section of the bull-running scenes set in Seville, Spain. CGI bulls were used.
Unstoppable2010Tony ScottIMDB Database page about Unstoppable
Stage 28
Angels & Demons2009Ron HowardIMDB Database page about Angels & Demons
Stunt sequence featuring car explosion was shot on a specially built additional arched wall structure on the Little Europe backlot set.
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire2009Paul WeitzIMDB Database page about Cirque du Freak: The Vampire
Couples Retreat2009Peter BillingsleyIMDB Database page about Couples Retreat
Stage 12
Fast & Furious2009Justin LinIMDB Database page about Fast & Furious
Land of the Lost2009Brad SilberlingIMDB Database page about Land of the Lost
Stage 12, Stage 27, Stage 28 at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The Muse2009Albert BrooksIMDB Database page about The Muse
Front Lot (including a sequence featuring Studio Tour Trams)
Bedtime Stories2008Adam ShankmanIMDB Database page about Bedtime Stories
Six Points Texas on the backlot
Changeling2008Clint EastwoodIMDB Database page about Changeling
The bank featured in Dirty Harry was redressed with new steps up to it for this movie. New York Street featured heavily as LA in the 1920s and was disguised with digital set extensions. Telephone exchanges featured in the movie can be seen in the Prop Warehouse.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall2008Nicholas StollerIMDB Database page about Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Stage 29
Hancock2008Peter BergIMDB Database page about Hancock
A new house was built for this movie on Elm Street on the Universal backlot. It's a fully practical set.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull2008Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Falls Lake, Old Mexico (as Peru), Freeway Park, Stage 27 [Cemetary where Indy and Mutt find the Crystal Skull], Stage 29 [Indy's house]
Meet Dave2008Brian RobbinsIMDB Database page about Meet Dave
New York Street
Superhero Movie2008Craig MazinIMDB Database page about Superhero Movie
Brownstone Street, New York Street
Tropic Thunder2008Ben StillerIMDB Database page about Tropic Thunder
Stage 12
You Don't Mess With The Zohan2008Dennis DuganIMDB Database page about You Don
Little Europe sets were redressed, along with a new archway for this movie. Interiors were shot on Stage 28.
Balls of Fury2007Robert Ben GarantIMDB Database page about Balls of Fury
Although the movie was not based at Universal, the production used the abandoned Fung Lum restaurant as a key location. The Flash Flood area was also used briefly during the coach journey to 'Somewhere in Central America'.
Die Hard 4.02007Len WisemanIMDB Database page about Die Hard 4.0
Stage 12
Evan Almighty2007Tom ShadyacIMDB Database page about Evan Almighty
Ark flood sequence shot on Falls Lake. Stage 12 (top section of the ark) and Stage 27 (entrance and lower section of the ark) were also used.
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets2007Jon TurteltaubIMDB Database page about National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Stage 12 (treasure room), Stage 41, New York Street (opening scenes set in 1865), Falls Lake
Norbit2007Brian RobbinsIMDB Database page about Norbit
The Norbit house is a permanent set on Elm Street on the Universal backlot.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End2007Gore VerbinskiIMDB Database page about Pirates of the Caribbean: At World
Falls Lake, Stage 12 (tropical island village / Singapore), Stage 23, Stage 24, Stage 28.
Shooter2007Antoine FuquaIMDB Database page about Shooter
Falls Lake log cabin was blown up in a major stunt sequence.
Transformers2007Michael BayIMDB Database page about Transformers
Final battle sequences shot on New York Street on the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot.
Deja Vu2006Tony ScottIMDB Database page about Deja Vu
New York Street
Idlewild2006Bryan BarberIMDB Database page about Idlewild
Stage 28
Miami Vice2006Michael MannIMDB Database page about Miami Vice
Stage 06
Mission Impossible III / Mission Impossible 32006J.J. AbramsIMDB Database page about Mission Impossible III / Mission Impossible 3
The sloping rooftop stunt sequence was shot on a roof section built in the Cinema Surface Parking Lot next to the theme park at Universal Studios (see photos)
Nacho Libre2006Jared HessIMDB Database page about Nacho Libre
Old Mexico, Flash Flood
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest2006Gore VerbinskiIMDB Database page about Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man
Mediterranean Square (as tavern in Tortuga, with additional set dressing). Stage 23, Stage 24, Stage 28 and Stage 12 (tropical island village / Singapore) were also used.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift2006Justin LinIMDB Database page about The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Stage 28, Stage 29
The Good German2006Steven SoderberghIMDB Database page about The Good German
Little Europe
The Pink Panther2006Shawn LevyIMDB Database page about The Pink Panther
Little Europe
The Prestige2006Christopher NolanIMDB Database page about The Prestige
Brownstone Street and New York Street on the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot were extensively re-dressed to portray the London Street scenes.
The movie was in production January 16 - April 9 2006.
You, Me & Dupree2006Anthony Russo, Joe RussoIMDB Database page about You, Me & Dupree
Stage 23, Stage 24, Stage 25, Stage 27, Stage 28
Crazylove2005Ellie KannerIMDB Database page about Crazylove
Stage 34
Jarhead2005Sam MendesIMDB Database page about Jarhead
Stage 12 (aircraft interior), Stage 22, Stage 28, Little Europe Eastern Area
Kicking and Screaming2005Jesse DylanIMDB Database page about Kicking and Screaming
Colonial Street and Freeway Park. Interiors were shot on Stage 20.
Serenity2005Joss WhedonIMDB Database page about Serenity
Stage 12, Stage 19, Stage 22
Shaggy Dog2005Brian RobbinsIMDB Database page about Shaggy Dog
New York Street alley
The Ring Two2005Hideo NakataIMDB Database page about The Ring Two
Stage 01, Stage 23, Stage 28, Stage 34, Stage 35
The Skeleton Key2005Iain SoftleyIMDB Database page about The Skeleton Key
Stage 23, Stage 24, Stage 27, Stage 28, Stage 29
War of the Worlds2005Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about War of the Worlds
The 747 landing set is still in position as part of the Universal Studios tour, on the backlot.
Stage 25, Stage 27 [Tank used for ferry capsize sequence featuring underwater cars. Filmed Jan 31 - Feb 2 2005], Stage 28 [bluescreen set for minivan sequence]
Christmas with the Kranks2004Joe RothIMDB Database page about Christmas with the Kranks
New York Street
Dawn of the Dead2004Zack SnyderIMDB Database page about Dawn of the Dead
Park Lake
Extreme Dating2004Lorena DavidIMDB Database page about Extreme Dating
Stage 34
Garfield2004Peter HewittIMDB Database page about Garfield
Stage 19, Stage 25, Stage 36, Elm Street
Meet the Fockers2004Jay RoachIMDB Database page about Meet the Fockers
Stage 01, Stage 16, Stage 25, Stage 36
National Treasure2004Jon TurteltaubIMDB Database page about National Treasure
Stage 24
Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement2004Garry MarshallIMDB Database page about Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
The streets of Little Europe doubled as Genovia. The Square of Warriors appeared as the exterior of the royal residence. The Train Station also appeared. Interiors were shot on Stage 22, Stage 23, Stage 27 and Stage 36.
Raising Helen2004Garry MarshallIMDB Database page about Raising Helen
Stage 22, Stage 24, Stage 29, Stage 34, Stage 41
Spider-Man 22004Sam RaimiIMDB Database page about Spider-Man 2
MJ performs in The Importance of Being Earnest in one of the New York Street Theaters.
The Ladykillers2004Ethan Coen, Joel CoenIMDB Database page about The Ladykillers
The Harvey house on Colonial Street featured throughout.
Van Helsing2004Stephen SommersIMDB Database page about Van Helsing
Falls Lake and stages.
2 Fast 2 Furious2003John SingletonIMDB Database page about 2 Fast 2 Furious
Stage 01, Stage 04
American Wedding (American Pie: The Wedding)2003Jesse DylanIMDB Database page about American Wedding (American Pie: The Wedding)
Stage 01
Beethoven's 5th2003Mark GriffithsIMDB Database page about Beethoven
Chicken Ranch
Bruce Almighty2003Tom ShadyacIMDB Database page about Bruce Almighty
Brownstone Street, Courthouse Square, Falls Lake, New York Street on the backlot and Stage 01, Stage 19, Stage 29, Stage 41.
Down With Love2003Peyton ReedIMDB Database page about Down With Love
Street scenes were shot on New York Street - digital set extensions were used extensively.
Hulk2003Ang LeeIMDB Database page about Hulk
A new set of houses was built on Elm Street on the backlot for this movie. Banner's childhood home was built on the Falls Lake tank. These stages were used for interior scenes: Stage 01, Stage 12 [underground lab], Stage 22, Stage 23 [father's house interior], Stage 27, Stage 28 [the first floor of Bruce Banner's house], Stage 35.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl2003Gore VerbinskiIMDB Database page about Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Old Mexico (as Tortuga, shot during December 2002), Falls Lake, Little Europe (as Port Royal), including the exterior of Will's workshop.
Seabiscuit2003Gary RossIMDB Database page about Seabiscuit
Stage 35, Six Points Texas on the backlot
The Cat In The Hat2003Bo WelchIMDB Database page about The Cat In The Hat
Courthouse Square, Stage 23, Stage 27, Stage 28 [interior of the Walden house], Stage 29, Stage 31
The House of 1000 Corpses2003Rob ZombieIMDB Database page about The House of 1000 Corpses
The Chicken Ranch appeared as the Firefly residence in this notorious horror movie (it was filmed in 2000 but not released until 2003).
The Italian Job2003F. Gary GrayIMDB Database page about The Italian Job
Falls Lake (Venice palace boathouse canal sequence)
The Rundown / Welcome to the Jungle2003Peter BergIMDB Database page about The Rundown / Welcome to the Jungle
Stage 29
Big Fat Liar2002Shawn LevyIMDB Database page about Big Fat Liar
Stage 01, Stage 34, Prop Warehouse, Flash Flood, Denver Street, Psycho House
Dragonfly2002Tom ShadyacIMDB Database page about Dragonfly
Stage 01
Minority Report2002Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about Minority Report
The Backlot Murders2002David DeFalco IMDB Database page about The Backlot Murders
The Scorpion King2002Chuck RussellIMDB Database page about The Scorpion King
Square of Warriors, Stage 28, Stage 29, Stage 41
The Time Machine2002Simon WellsIMDB Database page about The Time Machine
Brownstone Street
A.I. Artificial Intelligence2001Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Stage 747
Americas Sweethearts2001Joe RothIMDB Database page about Americas Sweethearts
New York Street
Evolution2001Ivan ReitmanIMDB Database page about Evolution
Stage 19
Jurassic Park III2001Joe JohnstonIMDB Database page about Jurassic Park III
Falls Lake, Stage 01, Stage 12 [jungle rain forest set - plane crashes into tree, Tyrannosaurus vs Spinosaurus battle], Stage 18 [plane in flight - interior, dinosaur kennel set], Stage 27 [A pteranodon grabs Eric. The groups watches helplessly as Eric is carried away. Everyone scrambles to get Eric. Grant and Amanda are separated from Paul by a Pteranodon], Stage 28 [Pteranodon drops Eric into the Nest area. Eric hits hatchlings with his knapsack. Paul, in pursuit, slips and slides, lands down to nest. Paul grabs Eric, they fight their way out of the nest.], Stage 29 [rock wall observatory], Stage 44 [rock wall canyon, flooded], Stage 25, Stage 747
K-PAX2001Iain SoftleyIMDB Database page about K-PAX
Stage 20, Stage 29
The Fast and the Furious2001Rob CohenIMDB Database page about The Fast and the Furious
Stage 28
The Majestic2001Frank DarabontIMDB Database page about The Majestic
Falls Lake on the backlot for the bridge / car crash sequence
The Mexican2001Gore VerbinskiIMDB Database page about The Mexican
Stage 20
The One2001James WongIMDB Database page about The One
Stage 27
Cast Away2000Robert ZemeckisIMDB Database page about Cast Away
Brownstone Street
Charlie's Angels2000McGIMDB Database page about Charlie
Falls Lake, Court of Miracles (Damn You Salazar scene)
Dude, Where's My Car?2000Danny LeinerIMDB Database page about Dude, Where
Stage 01
How the Grinch Stole Christmas2000Ron HowardIMDB Database page about How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Stage 12 [Whoville], Stage 27 [Mt.Crumpit set], Stage 28 [cave set], Stage 29, Stage 31 and 6 other stages.
O Brother, Where Art Thou2000Joel Coen, Ethan CoenIMDB Database page about O Brother, Where Art Thou
Falls Lake (flood sequence featuring CGI cow on cowshed roof)
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas!2000Brian LevantIMDB Database page about The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas!
Stage 24
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps2000Peter SegalIMDB Database page about The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Stage 25, Stage 34
The Perfect Storm2000Wolfgang PetersenIMDB Database page about The Perfect Storm
Falls Lake
Traffic2000Steven SoderberghIMDB Database page about Traffic
Stage 20
American Pie1999Paul WeitzIMDB Database page about American Pie
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999Jay RoachIMDB Database page about Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Production Designer Rusty Smith re-imagined London's Carnaby Street on the New York Street set on the Universal backlot. It was also used for the Elvis Costello / Burt Bacharach sequence.
End of Days1999Peter HyamsIMDB Database page about End of Days
Brownstone Street. Also, the exploding restaurant was built (and blown up) on the backlot.
Life1999Ted DemmeIMDB Database page about Life
Stage 27, Stage 28
Man on the Moon1999Milos FormanIMDB Database page about Man on the Moon
Stage 27, Stage 29, Stage 36
Message in a Bottle1999Luis MandokiIMDB Database page about Message in a Bottle
Falls Lake
Mystery Men1999Kinka UsherIMDB Database page about Mystery Men
Stage 27, Stage 28 [special effects stage - flying sequences done against greenscreen], Stage 29
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle1999Des McAnuffIMDB Database page about The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Stage 28
Deep Impact1998Mimi LederIMDB Database page about Deep Impact
Colonial Street (Hardy House) featured as the residential street where Leo lives. Falls Lake also featured.
Dr Dolittle1998Betty ThomasIMDB Database page about Dr Dolittle
New York Street
Godzilla1998Roland EmmerichIMDB Database page about Godzilla
Falls Lake (Hudson River sequence used in the trailer)
Mercury Rising1998Harold BeckerIMDB Database page about Mercury Rising
Stage 747
Pleasantville1998Gary RossIMDB Database page about Pleasantville
Psycho1998Gus Van SantIMDB Database page about Psycho
Colonial Street, Stage 12, Stage 20, Stage 22
Small Soldiers1998Joe DanteIMDB Database page about Small Soldiers
Stage 27
The Odd Couple II1998Howard DeutchIMDB Database page about The Odd Couple II
Stage 747
The Wedding Singer1998Frank CoraciIMDB Database page about The Wedding Singer
Stage 747
Amistad1997Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about Amistad
Courthouse Square
Batman & Robin1997Joel SchumacherIMDB Database page about Batman & Robin
Courthouse Square and New York Street on the backlot.
Buddy1997Caroline ThompsonIMDB Database page about Buddy
Square of Warriors
Dante's Peak1997Roger DonaldsonIMDB Database page about Dante
Falls Lake, Stage 01, Underwater Tank
Face/Off1997John WooIMDB Database page about Face/Off
New York Street sets
Fathers' Day1997Ivan ReitmanIMDB Database page about Fathers
Chicken Ranch on the Universal backlot
Leave it to Beaver1997Andy CadiffIMDB Database page about Leave it to Beaver
Colonial Street. The Leave it to Beaver house on the street was built for this movie.
Liar Liar1997Tom ShadyacIMDB Database page about Liar Liar
Stage 23, Stage 25, Stage 747
Mafia!1997Jim AbrahamsIMDB Database page about Mafia!
Court of Miracles, Brownstone Street
MouseHunt1997Gore VerbinskiIMDB Database page about MouseHunt
New York Street
The Lost World: Jurassic Park1997Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Old Mexico, Stage 12, Stage 22 [Worker Village kiln house & shed], Stage 24 [T Rex stage - sets were build around the dinosaurs which ran on tracks], Stage 25 [Full size T Rex scenes. The T Rexs were so large they could not be moved from Stage 25 once assembled - the sets had to be built and moved around them], Stage 27 [Gatherers base camp], Stage 28
The Peacemaker1997Mimi LederIMDB Database page about The Peacemaker
New York Street
Escape from L.A.1996John CarpenterIMDB Database page about Escape from L.A.
Courthouse Square (as defunct theme park), Singapore Lake
Jingle All The Way1996Brian LevantIMDB Database page about Jingle All The Way
Courthouse Square and New York Street (as Minneapolis)
The Crow: City of Angels1996Tim PopeIMDB Database page about The Crow: City of Angels
New York Street
The Nutty Professor1996Tom ShadyacIMDB Database page about The Nutty Professor
Courthouse Square, Stage 23, Stage 25
The Phantom1996Simon WincerIMDB Database page about The Phantom
New York Street
A Walk in the Clouds1995Alfonso ArauIMDB Database page about A Walk in the Clouds
Brownstone Street
Apollo 131995Ron HowardIMDB Database page about Apollo 13
Falls Lake - The splashdown at the end of the movie was shot on Falls Lake with the blue sky backdrop.
Stage 27 - Mission Control
Stage 36 - Stage kept at a low 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3.5 degrees Celsius) so that actors' breath was visible on camera.
Casper1995Brad SilberlingIMDB Database page about Casper
Colonial Street, Colonial Mansion, Stage 12 (interior of Whipstaff Manor), Stage 28, Singapore Lake
How to Make An American Quilt1995Jocelyn MoorhouseIMDB Database page about How to Make An American Quilt
Stage 29, New York Street
Mallrats1995Kevin SmithIMDB Database page about Mallrats
Singapore Lake / Jaws attraction (Studio Tour)
Money Train1995Joseph RubenIMDB Database page about Money Train
New York Street
The American President1995Rob ReinerIMDB Database page about The American President
Stage 28
Three Wishes1995Martha CoolidgeIMDB Database page about Three Wishes
Courthouse Square
Wild Bill1995Walter HillIMDB Database page about Wild Bill
Some of the buildings currently at the Six Points Texas backlot location were built for Wild Bill in 1994, including the saloon at the centre point of the six points. The elaborate practical set has been since used in Jessica Simpson's music video for These Boots Are Made for Walking.
Beverly Hills Cop III1994John LandisIMDB Database page about Beverly Hills Cop III
The Alien Attack theme park ride is actually the Earthquake attraction on the Universal Studios tram tour.
New York Street
Blown Away1994Stephen HopkinsIMDB Database page about Blown Away
Little Europe
I Love Trouble1994Charles ShyerIMDB Database page about I Love Trouble
New York Street
My Girl 21994Howard ZieffIMDB Database page about My Girl 2
Little Europe
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994Peter SegalIMDB Database page about Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Log Cabin
The Flintstones1994Brian LevantIMDB Database page about The Flintstones
Stage 24
The Shadow1994Russell MulcahyIMDB Database page about The Shadow
Stage 29, Brownstone Street, New York Street, Square of Warriors (Alec Baldwin's mansion)
True Lies1994James CameronIMDB Database page about True Lies
Falls Lake
Beethovens 2nd1993Rod DanielIMDB Database page about Beethovens 2nd
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story1993Rob CohenIMDB Database page about Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
New York Street
Heart and Souls1993Ron UnderwoodIMDB Database page about Heart and Souls
Stage 24
Jurassic Park1993Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about Jurassic Park
Stage 12 (Visitor Centre), Stage 16, Stage 23 [park maintenance shed], Stage 24 [visitors centre kitchen when velociraptors attack], Stage 27 [Ford Explorer falling through tree (suspended on cables), Brachiosaurus visiting cast in a tree in the morning, Nedry's encounter with a Spitter, attack on Muldoon], Stage 28 (Computer Control room and hatchery)
Swing Kids1993Thomas CarterIMDB Database page about Swing Kids
New York Street
Wayne's World 2 (Waynes World 2)1993Stephen SurjikIMDB Database page about Wayne
New York Street (as London)
What's Love Got To Do With It1993Brian GibsonIMDB Database page about What
Old Mexico
Batman Returns1992Tim BurtonIMDB Database page about Batman Returns
Stage 12 - Penguins underground lair - tank filled with half a million gallons of water and a simulated ice floe island. The stage was kept at a very low temperature to keep the penguins happy.
Death Becomes Her1992Robert ZemeckisIMDB Database page about Death Becomes Her
Stage 31, Stage 34, Stage 36, New York Street
Dracula1992Francis Ford CoppolaIMDB Database page about Dracula
New York Street (as London)
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York1992Chris ColumbusIMDB Database page about Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
Although much of the movie was shot on location in New York, the special effects and stunt sequences meant it made more sense for the exteriors for Rob McAllister's house in New York to be shot on Brownstone Street. This is the home of Kevin's (Macauley Culkin) uncle which is being refurbished, and which Kevin uses to trap the bad guys.
Newsies1992Kenny OrtegaIMDB Database page about Newsies
Many weeks of shooting on New York Street on the Universal backlot, while parts of it were still under construction following the 1990 fire.
Noises Off1992Peter BogdanovichIMDB Database page about Noises Off
Stage 37
Sneakers1992Phil Alden RobinsonIMDB Database page about Sneakers
Courthouse Square
Beethoven1991Brian LevantIMDB Database page about Beethoven
Colonial Street - the street the dogs escape from the van onto.
The garden and the back of the Newton's house (and their neighbours) was built for this movie and still exists at the top of the Universal backlot. It's now overgrown, but the shells of the houses built for this movie are still in place.
City Slickers1991Ron UnderwoodIMDB Database page about City Slickers
Little Europe
FX21991Richard FranklinIMDB Database page about FX2
Brownstone Street
Mobsters1991Michael KarbelnikoffIMDB Database page about Mobsters
New York Street, Stage 12
Shout1991Jeffrey HornadayIMDB Database page about Shout
Colonial Street and Circle Drive was featured heavily.
Dick Tracy1990Warren BeattyIMDB Database page about Dick Tracy
New York Street
Die Hard 2: Die Harder1990Renny HarlinIMDB Database page about Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Stage 27, Stage 747
Kindergarten Cop1990Ivan ReitmanIMDB Database page about Kindergarten Cop
Stage 747 (plane)
Fletch Lives1989Michael RitchieIMDB Database page about Fletch Lives
Old Mexico, Flash Flood attraction (Studio Tour) appeared as the Noahs Ark ride at Bibleland.
The 'Burbs1989Joe DanteIMDB Database page about The
Colonial Street featured heavily, including Walters / Burbs house, the Providence House, and the Drew House which featured as the Weingartners' home.
The War of the Roses1989Danny DeVitoIMDB Database page about The War of the Roses
Little Europe
The Wizard1989Todd HollandIMDB Database page about The Wizard
The Square of Warriors features heavily as the location of the finale. Various parts of the studio and theme park are also featured, along with an extended sequence in the old King Kong attraction.
When Harry Met Sally1989Rob ReinerIMDB Database page about When Harry Met Sally
Plane sequence shot on Stage 747
Midnight Run1988Martin BrestIMDB Database page about Midnight Run
Stage 747
Moonwalker1988Jerry Kramer, Jim Blashfield, Colin Chilvers IMDB Database page about Moonwalker
The Smooth Criminal sequence was shot on Brownstone Street, Little Europe and in the New York Street area.
The Great Outdoors1988Howard DeutchIMDB Database page about The Great Outdoors
Log Cabin
Twins1988Ivan ReitmanIMDB Database page about Twins
Stage 747
Dragnet1987Tom MankiewiczIMDB Database page about Dragnet
Underwater Tank
Harry and the Hendersons1987William DearIMDB Database page about Harry and the Hendersons
New York Street (as Seattle)
Jaws: The Revenge1987Joseph SargentIMDB Database page about Jaws: The Revenge
This was the first movie to use the new Falls Lake location on the backlot.
Legal Eagles1986Ivan ReitmanIMDB Database page about Legal Eagles
Stage 12, New York Street backlot
Psycho III1986Anthony PerkinsIMDB Database page about Psycho III
Psycho House, Stage 12, Black Lagoon (Park Lake)
Three Amigos1986John LandisIMDB Database page about Three Amigos
Mediterranean Square, Old Mexico
Back to the Future1985Robert ZemeckisIMDB Database page about Back to the Future
Courthouse Square featured as Hill Valley. Stage 12 (Interior Doc's house).
Mask1985Peter BogdanovichIMDB Database page about Mask
Stage 28, Stage 36
The Color Purple1985Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about The Color Purple
The dress shop opened in the final scenes of the movie was at Six Points Texas on the backlot. Stage 37 was also used.
City Heat1984Richard BenjaminIMDB Database page about City Heat
New York Street (as Kansas City), Brownstone Street
Cloak & Dagger1984Richard FranklinIMDB Database page about Cloak & Dagger
The backlot Square of Warriors set is featured as the foreign embassy that Jack Flack parachutes into at the start of the movie.
Gremlins1984Joe DanteIMDB Database page about Gremlins
Courthouse Square featured heavily as the town square of Kingston Falls. Colonial Street is also featured.
Streets of Fire1984Walter HillIMDB Database page about Streets of Fire
New York Street
Psycho II1983Richard FranklinIMDB Database page about Psycho II
Black Lagoon (dumping of the body), Courthouse Square (as Fairvale), Psycho House on the Universal backlot.
Scarface1983Brian De PalmaIMDB Database page about Scarface
Stage 12
Annie1982John HustonIMDB Database page about Annie
Annie finds her dog Sandy on Brownstone Street. New York Street is also featured.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas1982Colin HigginsIMDB Database page about The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Chicken Ranch set was built in full on Stage 12 and opened like a dollhouse for interior and exterior shots. The set was moved to it's current outdoor location after filming.
The Thing1982John CarpenterIMDB Database page about The Thing
Stage 24, Stage 27
History of the World Part I1981Mel BrooksIMDB Database page about History of the World Part I
Park Lake (Red Sea), Square of Warriors (extended by the use of matte paintings to depict Ancient Rome), Little Europe (as France)
The Incredible Shrinking Woman1981Joel SchumacherIMDB Database page about The Incredible Shrinking Woman
Stage 12, Stage 22, New York Street
Airplane!1980Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry ZuckerIMDB Database page about Airplane!
In God We Trust1980Marty FeldmanIMDB Database page about In God We Trust
Stage 28 - Art Director David Snyder restored the phantom stage into a TV broadcast theatre.
The Blues Brothers1980John LandisIMDB Database page about The Blues Brothers
Park Lake (Good ole boys motorhome crashes into lake), New York Street (as Chicago) - car jump stunt, Singapore Lake. The gospel church interior was shot on a set built on the Square of Warriors backlot set. Stage 25 was also used.
The Nude Bomb1980Clive DonnerIMDB Database page about The Nude Bomb
The Tram Tour features heavily, including GlamorTrams being used in stunt sequences, Park Lake, Jaws Lake, Battle of Galactica
Xanadu1980Robert GreenwaldIMDB Database page about Xanadu
Brownstone Street (Business side), Stage 28 (fantasy sequence of bands meshing)
19411979Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about 1941
Animal House1978John LandisIMDB Database page about Animal House
Some interiors were shot on soundstages at Universal. All exteriors were shot on location in Oregon.
MacArthur, the Rebel General1977Joseph Sargent IMDB Database page about MacArthur, the Rebel General
New York Street
Battle of Midway1976Jack SmightIMDB Database page about Battle of Midway
Stage 27
Gable and Lombard1976Sidney J. FurieIMDB Database page about Gable and Lombard
Stage 28
Jaws1975Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about Jaws
Rooster Cogburn1975Stuart MillarIMDB Database page about Rooster Cogburn
Six Points Texas
The Drowning Pool1975Stuart RosenbergIMDB Database page about The Drowning Pool
Stage 36
The Eiger Sanction1975Clint EastwoodIMDB Database page about The Eiger Sanction
Stage 28
The Hindenburg1975Robert WiseIMDB Database page about The Hindenburg
Stage 12
The movie features extensive matte paintings by Albert Whitlock. A model of the Hindenburg airship was built for film which was over 25 feet in length and was flown in front of a backdrop. Matte paintings of the airship based on photographs of the model were also used.
Airport 19751974Jack SmightIMDB Database page about Airport 1975
Stage 12, Stage 747
Earthquake1974Mark RobsonIMDB Database page about Earthquake
New York Street, extended by glorious matte paintings and miniature footage, is destroyed in numerous ways. Stage 12 was used for the WIlson Plaza collapse and the stairway rescue.
The Sting1973George Roy HillIMDB Database page about The Sting
Brownstone Street and New York Street feature as Old Chicago. The theater on the south side of New York Street featured as the exterior of the Burlesque Theater, and an elevated rail track was built to run above the street. The Paris Opera House sets on Stage 28 were used for the theater interior scenes. Stage 12, Stage 22, Stage 23, Stage 24, Stage 27 and Stage 32 were also used.
Lady Sings The Blues1972Sidney J. FurieIMDB Database page about Lady Sings The Blues
Brownstone Street
The Magnificent Seven Ride1972George McCowanIMDB Database page about The Magnificent Seven Ride
Old Mexico, Mediterranean Square
Diamonds are Forever1971Guy HamiltonIMDB Database page about Diamonds are Forever
Parking Lot (Las Vegas alley entrance)
Dirty Harry1971Don SiegelIMDB Database page about Dirty Harry
New York Street (as San Francisco) - Bank Robbery
Play Misty for Me1971Clint EastwoodIMDB Database page about Play Misty for Me
Stage 22
The Andromeda Strain1971Robert WiseIMDB Database page about The Andromeda Strain
Stage 12
Airport1970George SeatonIMDB Database page about Airport
Brownstone Street featured when Van Heflin enters Maureen Stapleton's cafe to borrow money for his plane ticket.
Stage 22, Stage 24, Stage 28 (special effects stage - flying miniatures)
The scene where the plane is stuck on the snowbound runway was shot on the Barham Blvd parking lot on the Universal front lot.
Two Mules for Sister Sara1970Don SiegelIMDB Database page about Two Mules for Sister Sara
Six Points Texas
Change of Habit1969William A. GrahamIMDB Database page about Change of Habit
The church on New York Street featured in this movie musical. Brownstone Street is also featured.
Topaz1969Alfred HitchcockIMDB Database page about Topaz
New York Street
Hellfighters1968Andrew V. McLaglenIMDB Database page about Hellfighters
Stage 32
Sweet Charity1968Bob FosseIMDB Database page about Sweet Charity
The Central Park bridge built for the movie still exists (as a shell) behind the King Kong Model Ship adjacent to Park Lake. This was before the Red Sea effect was built for the Studio Tour, so the area was very different then.
Brownstone Street, Stage 12, Stage 27
Gunfight in Abilene1967William HaleIMDB Database page about Gunfight in Abilene
Stage 36
The Reluctant Astronaut1967Edward Montagne IMDB Database page about The Reluctant Astronaut
Courthouse Square (Kiddieland Scenes), Stage 30
The War Wagon1967Burt KennedyIMDB Database page about The War Wagon
Six Points Texas
Thoroughly Modern Millie1967George Roy HillIMDB Database page about Thoroughly Modern Millie
Stage 12 (Muzzy Estate), Stage 22, Stage 27, Stage 28 were the soundstages used. The Paris Opera House sets on Stage 28 were used for the theatre sequence. Many exterior scenes were shot on New York Street and Brownstone Street. The Square of Warriors embassy buildings featured as Carol Channing / Muzzy's house.
Madame X1966David Lowell RichIMDB Database page about Madame X
New York Street, Little Europe (as Germany)
Munster, Go Home1966Earl BellamyIMDB Database page about Munster, Go Home
Colonial Street (Munster House and Harvey House), Psycho House on the backlot is featured in the main titles.
Texas Across the River1966Michael GordonIMDB Database page about Texas Across the River
Stage 28
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken1966Alan RafkinIMDB Database page about The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Colonial Street (Harvey House)
The Rare Breed1966Andrew V. McLaglenIMDB Database page about The Rare Breed
Six Points Texas
Torn Curtain1966Alfred HitchcockIMDB Database page about Torn Curtain
New York Street, Stage 28 (including the Paris Opera House sets for the Theatre scene), Stage 32.
Shenandoah1965Andrew V. McLaglenIMDB Database page about Shenandoah
Stage 27
Village of the Giants1965Bert I. GordonIMDB Database page about Village of the Giants
Courthouse Square
Bedtime Story1964Ralph LevyIMDB Database page about Bedtime Story
Train Station set on the backlot
Father Goose1964Ralph NelsonIMDB Database page about Father Goose
Stage 19, Stage 20
Man's Favorite Sport?1964Howard HawksIMDB Database page about Man
Stage 24
Marnie1964Alfred HitchcockIMDB Database page about Marnie
Send Me No Flowers1964Norman JewisonIMDB Database page about Send Me No Flowers
Colonial Street (Cleaver House)
The Brass Bottle1964Harry KellerIMDB Database page about The Brass Bottle
Colonial Street (Ron's Barn)
The Killers1964Don SiegelIMDB Database page about The Killers
Stage 30 and Stage 32
Bye Bye Birdie1963George SidneyIMDB Database page about Bye Bye Birdie
Courthouse Square (Conrad Birdie sang good-bye to his fans)
Charade1963Stanley DonenIMDB Database page about Charade
Stage 28 [theatre]
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World1963Stanley KramerIMDB Database page about It
The Birds1963Alfred HitchcockIMDB Database page about The Birds
Stage 28, Stage 32, Stage 44
The Raiders1963Herschel DaughertyIMDB Database page about The Raiders
Denver Street
The Thrill of It All1963Norman JewisonIMDB Database page about The Thrill of It All
The Dana house exterior set featured in the movie can still be seen on Colonial Street to this day.
Three Guns for Texas1963Earl Bellamy, David Lowell RichIMDB Database page about Three Guns for Texas
Denver Street
To Kill A Mockingbird1962Robert MulliganIMDB Database page about To Kill A Mockingbird
Courthouse Square, Stage 29, Stage 30 [courthouse interior], Stage 32. The courthouse interior built on Stage 30 was a painstakingly accurate reproduction of the courthouse at Monroeville, Alabama.
The whole street featured in the movie was built on the backlot, adjacent to the New York Street sets. The Boo Radley house was designed by Henry Bumstead and built at Universal, while all other houses were moved to the backlot from Chaves Ravine, where developers were clearing the land for the Dodgers Stadium. The houses were bought for $1 each from developers. The Boo Radley house remains on Elm Street to this day.
Flower Drum Song1961Henry KosterIMDB Database page about Flower Drum Song
Stage 12
Judgement at Nurembrug1961Stanley KramerIMDB Database page about Judgement at Nurembrug
The Tower of London castle set on the backlot is used for concentration camp scenes.
Inherit the Wind1960Stanley KramerIMDB Database page about Inherit the Wind
Courthouse Square
Psycho1960Alfred HitchcockIMDB Database page about Psycho
The infamous shower scene and Bates Motel interiors were shot on Stage 18. Stage 28 was used for the interiors of the Bates house (the Psycho house). The Psycho House and Bates Motel were originally built close to Singapore Lake (now Jaws Lake) during production. The house has been in three different locations around the backlot in total.
Spartacus1960Stanley KubrickIMDB Database page about Spartacus
The Square of Warriors (formerly known as Spartacus Square) was designed and built for this movie. Laurence Olivier addresses the Roman soldiers from the Roman Senate steps. The backlot road leading to the Flash Flood was used as the Appian Way. The senate interiors were shot on Stage 06. Stage 12 was also used.
Operation Petticoat1959Blake EdwardsIMDB Database page about Operation Petticoat
Stage 19
Pillow Talk1959Michael GordonIMDB Database page about Pillow Talk
Stage 24
The Shaggy Dog1959Charles BartonIMDB Database page about The Shaggy Dog
Colonial Street (Harvey House and Cleaver House)
Kathy O'1958Jack SherIMDB Database page about Kathy O
Colonial Street
Rock-A-Bye Baby1958Frank TashlinIMDB Database page about Rock-A-Bye Baby
Colonial Street (Harvey House, Munster House)
Man of a Thousand Faces1957Joseph PevneyIMDB Database page about Man of a Thousand Faces
Stage 28
My Man Godfrey1957Henry KosterIMDB Database page about My Man Godfrey
The last movie to shoot on New York Street before parts of it were destroyed by a fire in June 1957.
Tammy and the Bachelor1957Joseph PevneyIMDB Database page about Tammy and the Bachelor
Stage 33
Around the World in Eighty Days1956Michael AndersonIMDB Database page about Around the World in Eighty Days
Little Europe backlot
Never Say Goodbye1956Jerry HopperIMDB Database page about Never Say Goodbye
Colonial Street (Cleaver House)
The Unguarded Moment1956Harry KellerIMDB Database page about The Unguarded Moment
Colonial Street
Written on the Wind1956Douglas SirkIMDB Database page about Written on the Wind
Colonial Mansion on Colonial Street, Stage 25
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops1955Charles LamontIMDB Database page about Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops
Colonial Street
All That Heaven Allows1955Douglas SirkIMDB Database page about All That Heaven Allows
The set for Rock Hudson's character Ron Kirby's home was built on the backlot next to old Falls Lake, and was known as Ron's Barn when it was moved to Colonial Street. It's now known as the Hardy Boys house. The Cleaver house was also featured.
Lady Godiva1955Arthur LubinIMDB Database page about Lady Godiva
Court of Miracles
One Desire1955Jerry HopperIMDB Database page about One Desire
Colonial Street (Pink Place - Cromwell house, Munster House)
Tarantula1955Jack ArnoldIMDB Database page about Tarantula
Courthouse Square
The Desperate Hours1955William WylerIMDB Database page about The Desperate Hours
Colonial Street on the Universal backlot. The Cleaver House set on Colonial Street (then known as Paramount House) was built for this movie. Other sets featured: Delta House.
To Catch A Thief1955Alfred HitchcockIMDB Database page about To Catch A Thief
Stage 22
Creature from the Black Lagoon1954Jack Arnold IMDB Database page about Creature from the Black Lagoon
Park Lake and the Black Lagoon featured heavily, as the Amazon.
The Black Shield of Falworth1954Rudolph MatéIMDB Database page about The Black Shield of Falworth
Tower of London set
All I Desire1953Douglas SirkIMDB Database page about All I Desire
Colonial Street
It Came from Outer Space1953Jack Arnold IMDB Database page about It Came from Outer Space
Courthouse Square, Stage 12 (sequences were shot here with painted backgrounds)
The Golden Blade1953Nathan JuranIMDB Database page about The Golden Blade
Tower of London set on the backlot
The Mississippi Gambler1953Rudolph MatéIMDB Database page about The Mississippi Gambler
Six Points Texas, Park Lake
War Arrow 1953George ShermanIMDB Database page about War Arrow
Six Points Texas
Has Anybody Seen My Gal1952Douglas SirkIMDB Database page about Has Anybody Seen My Gal
Colonial Street
Here Come The Nelsons1952Frederick De CordovaIMDB Database page about Here Come The Nelsons
Colonial Street
Just Across The Street1952Joseph PevneyIMDB Database page about Just Across The Street
Colonial Street (Munster house)
Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man1951Charles LamontIMDB Database page about Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man
Colonial Street
Bedtime for Bonzo1951Frederick De CordovaIMDB Database page about Bedtime for Bonzo
The Dana house on Colonial Street was the home of Ronald Reagan's character in this movie.
Katie Did It1951Frederick De CordovaIMDB Database page about Katie Did It
Colonial Street (Seven Gables)
The Fat Man1951William CastleIMDB Database page about The Fat Man
Colonial Street
Harvey1950Henry KosterIMDB Database page about Harvey
Colonial Street including what is now known as the Harvey House and the Colonial Mansion. Interiors were shot on Stage 12, Stage 20, Stage 23.
Peggy1950Frederick De CordovaIMDB Database page about Peggy
Colonial Street
The Milkman1950Charles BartonIMDB Database page about The Milkman
Colonial Street
Winchester '73 / Winchester 731950Anthony MannIMDB Database page about Winchester
Six Points Texas
Ma and Pa Kettle1949Charles LamontIMDB Database page about Ma and Pa Kettle
Stage 24, Courthouse Square
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein1948Charles BartonIMDB Database page about Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Stage 06 [Lon Chaney Jr's transformation to the Wolfman, Staircase to basement], Stage 15 [Hotel Room set], Stage 17 [Lab set], Stage 19 [House of Horrors set], Stage 22 [Insurance Office set] at Universal.
All My Sons1948Irving ReisIMDB Database page about All My Sons
The Keller home (known as Delta House) on Colonial Street was built for this movie (and was shot on a soundstage before being moved to Colonial Street in 1950).
An Act of Murder1948Michael GordonIMDB Database page about An Act of Murder
The courthouse at Courthouse Square was built for this movie. Sets that were to be moved to Colonial Street in 1950 also appeared.
Another Part of the Forest1948Michael GordonIMDB Database page about Another Part of the Forest
Colonial Street - the Hubbard house set was built on a sound stage for this movie and was moved to Colonial Street in 1950. It remained there next to the Munster house until 1981.
River Lady1948George ShermanIMDB Database page about River Lady
The home of the Morrison family is a set that can still be found on Colonial Street to this day.
Golden Earrings1947Mitchell LeisenIMDB Database page about Golden Earrings
Tower of London castle set, Little Europe sets on the backlot.
The Egg and I1947Chester ErskineIMDB Database page about The Egg and I
Stage 22
So Goes My Love aka A Genius in the Family1946Frank RyanIMDB Database page about So Goes My Love aka A Genius in the Family
Colonial Street sets (Maxim House / Munster House, Harvey House) were first built on Stage 12 for this movie.
In Society1944Jean YarbroughIMDB Database page about In Society
Colonial Street
The Mummy's Ghost1944Reginald Le BorgIMDB Database page about The Mummy
Colonial Street
The Phantom of the Opera1943Arthur LubinIMDB Database page about The Phantom of the Opera
The original 1925 Paris Opera House set built for the Lon Chaney Phantom of the Opera again appears in this full color version. Before production started, $100,000 was used to adequately soundproof the existing Stage 28 which was built in the silent era.
Appointment For Love1941William A. SeiterIMDB Database page about Appointment For Love
Stage 28
Nice Girl?1941William A. SeiterIMDB Database page about Nice Girl?
Colonial Street - the Dana house is named after Deanna Durbin's character in this movie.
My Little Chickadee1940Edward F. ClineIMDB Database page about My Little Chickadee
Six Points Texas - the Livery Stable set is still at Six Points to this day
The House of Seven Gables1940Joe MayIMDB Database page about The House of Seven Gables
The House of Seven Gables can be seen on Colonial Street to this day.
Tower of London1939Rowland V. LeeIMDB Database page about Tower of London
The Tower of London castle set on the backlot was constructed for this movie. It remained until 1988 when it was replaced by the Earthquake attraction for the Studio Tour.
One Hundred Men and a Girl1937Henry KosterIMDB Database page about One Hundred Men and a Girl
Stage 28, Colonial Street (Corner House)
Flash Gordon (Serial)1936IMDB Database page about Flash Gordon (Serial)
Stage 28
The Bride of Frankenstein1935James WhaleIMDB Database page about The Bride of Frankenstein
Court of Miracles, Little Europe, Stage 12 (Laboratory set), Stage 28 (special effects stage - used for filming miniatures of the laboratory exterior and destruction of the laboratory)
The Raven1935Lew LandersIMDB Database page about The Raven
Stage 28
The Invisible Man1933James WhaleIMDB Database page about The Invisible Man
Little Europe
The Vampire Bat1933Frank R. StrayerIMDB Database page about The Vampire Bat
Court of Miracles
Airmail1932John FordIMDB Database page about Airmail
Stage 27
Mummy, The1932Karl FreundIMDB Database page about Mummy, The
Dracula1931Tod BrowningIMDB Database page about Dracula
Stage 12 (Interior of Castle / Grand Staircase / Interior of Abbey), Stage 28 (Royal Albert Hall sequence - Bela Lugosi sat in an opera box originally built for Phantom of the Opera in 1925), Little Europe backlot
Frankenstein1931James WhaleIMDB Database page about Frankenstein
Many of the exteriors of the village were shot on the Little Europe sets at Universal, including the Court of Miracles {The townspeople of Goldstadt celebrated the wedding of Henry Frankenstein to Elizabeth in this square. ). However, they're not the same sets that can be seen today - all of todays Little Europe was built in 1967 after a huge fire destroyed the vintage sets.
Many scenes that look like exteriors were shot on soundstages (there are some unfortunate ripples of backcloths which give away the interior shooting, and footsteps that sound like wooden staging not outdoor rocks and mud). The highly theatrical backdrops with dramatic skies helped to set the atmosphere of exaggerated reality.
The huge Laboratory set was built on Stage 12 at Universal Studios Hollywood. The stage had been built in 1929. The electrical machinery in Dr Frankenstein's laboratory was provided by Kenneth Strickfaden. The same machinery reappeared years later in the fabulous Mel Brooks homage Young Frankenstein
All Quiet on the Western Front1930Lewis MilestoneIMDB Database page about All Quiet on the Western Front
Little Europe backlot
King of Jazz1930John Murray AndersonIMDB Database page about King of Jazz
Stage 12
Broadway1929Paul FejosIMDB Database page about Broadway
Stage 12
Uncle Tom's Cabin1927Harry A. PollardIMDB Database page about Uncle Tom
Stage 28, Colonial Street (Colonial Mansion)
The Phantom of the Opera1925Rupert JulianIMDB Database page about The Phantom of the Opera
Stage 28 was constructed for this movie. Portions of the Paris Opera House sets built in 1925 still exist inside Stage 28, which is known as The Phantom Stage.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame1923Wallace WorsleyIMDB Database page about The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Court of Miracles, Little Europe
Foolish Wives1922Erich von StroheimIMDB Database page about Foolish Wives
Massive Monte Carlo sets built on the backlot
The Miracle Man1919George Loane TuckerIMDB Database page about The Miracle Man
Court of Miracles
Damon and Pythius1914Otis TurnerIMDB Database page about Damon and Pythius
This silent movie was the first to be shot wholly at Universal City and was completed just prior to the official opening in March 1915.

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