Sony Pictures Studios - Stage 27
This is the tallest stage at Sony Pictures (50 foot generally and up to 80 foot) and was the preferred rehearsal stage for Gene Kelly.
It was the home of Munchkinland (although the painted plywood Yellow Brick Road is long gone, the trapdoor used for the Wicked Witch's ascent is still in place). It's also been used for music rehearsals by Britney Spears, Rihanna and Tom Petty.
Seen on Screen: Sony Pictures Studios [Stage 27]
|The Wizard of Oz [Feature Film]||1939||Victor Fleming|
|Stage 14, Stage 15, Stage 25, Stage 26, Stage 27. The tornado sequence was shot on Stage 14. The corn field and apple tree sequences were shot on Stage 26. Munchkinland was shot on Stage 27.|
|WarGames [Feature Film]||1983||John Badham|
|Stage 27 was used for the NORAD War Room / Command Center.|
|Identity [Feature Film]||2003||James Mangold|
|Spider-Man 3 [Feature Film]||2007||Sam Raimi|
|The 7 month shooting schedule occupied seven soundstages at Sony, including the massive Stage 15 (used for the Daily Bugle offices and then simultaneously the Osborn den & balcony and Peter Parkers apartment). Stage 27 was used for 2nd unit and VFX shooting, along with the climactic Final Battle sequence. Stage 30 was also used (Subway set).|
|Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [Feature Film]||2008||Steven Spielberg|
|Stage 27: stone steps collapsing stunt sequence|
|Angels & Demons [Feature Film]||2009||Ron Howard|
|Stage 27: Helicopter sequence|