Stage 747

Newly Named Stage 34 (2022)

Although it’s currently used as a workshop for building wood and metalwork needed around the lot, this cavernous soundstage was previously the home of interior mockups of two aircraft (a 707 and a 747) so that films such as the Airport disaster series could film under controlled conditions. The planes were removed around 2002 as the workshop space became more important than disaster movies.
Many aircraft sequences are now filmed at specialist facilities such as Air Hollywood, which features permanent standing sets, in the same way that Stage 747 did.


Seen on Screen: Universal Studios Hollywood [Stage_747]

Airport 1975 [Feature Film]1974Jack SmightIMDB Database page about Airport 1975
Stage 12, Stage 747
Galactica 1980 [TV Series]1980Glen A. Larson, Lou ShawIMDB Database page about Galactica 1980
Stage 747 (Viper Plane interiors)
Moonlighting [TV Series]1985 - 1989Glenn Gordon CaronIMDB Database page about Moonlighting
Atomic Shakespeare episode was filmed at the Court of Miracles on the Universal backlot. Stage 747 was also used.
Midnight Run [Feature Film]1988Martin BrestIMDB Database page about Midnight Run
Stage 747
Twins [Feature Film]1988Ivan ReitmanIMDB Database page about Twins
Stage 747
When Harry Met Sally [Feature Film]1989Rob ReinerIMDB Database page about When Harry Met Sally
Plane sequence shot on Stage 747
Die Hard 2: Die Harder [Feature Film]1990Renny HarlinIMDB Database page about Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Stage 27, Stage 747
Kindergarten Cop [Feature Film]1990Ivan ReitmanIMDB Database page about Kindergarten Cop
Stage 747 (plane)
Liar Liar [Feature Film]1997Tom ShadyacIMDB Database page about Liar Liar
Stage 23, Stage 25, Stage 747
Mercury Rising [Feature Film]1998Harold BeckerIMDB Database page about Mercury Rising
Stage 747
The Odd Couple II [Feature Film]1998Howard DeutchIMDB Database page about The Odd Couple II
Stage 747
The Wedding Singer [Feature Film]1998Frank CoraciIMDB Database page about The Wedding Singer
Stage 747
A.I. Artificial Intelligence [Feature Film]2001Steven SpielbergIMDB Database page about A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Stage 747
Jurassic Park III [Feature Film]2001Joe 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

Studio Specifications


Stage 747

  • Building number 468
  • Area (sq.ft.):8201
  • Length (feet):139
  • Width (feet):59
  • Height (feet-inches):21-2
  • Floor Material:Wood over concrete sub floor
  • Pits/Tanks (LxWxH):None
  • Door Openings (WxH):N17-11×20-3, S15-3×11-11