Sony Pictures Studios – Soundstages


April 2012 – there are currently 20 soundstages left on the Sony lot.
In MGM’s heyday there were 28 soundstages.

Stage 3 (built in 1929)

Stage 4 (built in 1929) – Now the Burt Lancaster and the Anthony Quinn dubbing theaters.
Stage 5 (built in 1929) – Now the Kim Novak and the William Holden dubbing theaters.

Stage 6 (built in 1929)

During an incredible three month period, August through October of 1929, Stages 3, 4, 5 and 6 were built incorporating the latest technology in sound engineering, said to be the closest to achieving absolute sound proofing by the industry at that time. Four hundred tons of steel and more than 1200 cubic yards of concrete were used in the construction of each stage.

Stage 7

Stage 8 

Stage 9
Used for music concert rehearsals for Bette Midler, Cher, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, Green Day and many others
Contains a wraparound cyclorama used frequently for photo shoots by Annie Liebowitz and others.

Stage 10
Currently used for Jeopardy!

Stage 11
Currently used for Wheel of Fortune

Stage 12
Mr Sunshine (Matthew Perry)
Used for music rehearsals for Seal and Mariah Carey
Men in Black

Stage 14
The Wizard of Oz [Tornado scene]
Funny People
Advert: Dr Pepper – Iron Man 2 promotion

Stage 15

Stages 16,17,18,19, 20 demolished?

Stage 21
State of Play
Breaking In (Fox) – the security company offices and warehouse.

Stage 22
This is the old mill where sets were constructed

Stage 23
This stage contained a house interior set that’s been used on a number of Screen Gems projects, and movies.
‘Obsessed’ (Beyonce Knowles)
‘Death at a Funeral’
‘Roosevelt Hotel’
‘Burlesque’ (a large burlesque theater was constructed in this stage which has been used on a couple of other projects)
Jerry Maguire

Stage 24

Stage 25

Stage 26

Stage 27

Stage 28
Rules of Engagement
Team Spitz (TV pilot)

Stage 29

Stage 30