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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]

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
The Wizard of Oz [Feature Film]1939Victor FlemingIMDB Database page about The Wizard of Oz
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]1983John BadhamIMDB Database page about WarGames
Stage 27 was used for the NORAD War Room / Command Center.
Identity [Feature Film]2003James MangoldIMDB Database page about Identity
Stage 27
Spider-Man 3 [Feature Film]2007Sam RaimiIMDB Database page about Spider-Man 3
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]2008Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Stage 27: stone steps collapsing stunt sequence
Angels & Demons [Feature Film]2009Ron HowardIMDB Database page about Angels & Demons
Stage 27: Helicopter sequence

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