In the 2012 Ridley Scott film “Prometheus,” a prequel to his 1979 film “Alien,” this RT01 Transport vehicle was intended for use exploring “LV-223,” a moon thought to be home to humankind’s alien ancestors. This was one of three RTs built for the film and the only one with a fully outfitted interior for filming. The vehicle could be found on display at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, which ran an exhibit entitled “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles Of Science Fiction and Fantasy” from May 2019 through May 2020.
LOCATION: Peterson Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
In the 2003 Ridley Scott film “Matchstick Men,” Roy Waller, played by Nicolas Cage, lives in this Los Angeles home.
LOCATION: 3508 Meier St, Los Angeles, CA 90066
The market where Roy shops and takes an interest in the cashier is Fields Market in Canoga Park. In the film, the market is called Cambridge Farms, which was in fact the name of the business at the time, before later changing names. The store is a staple of film and television, appearing in such films as “Bird Box” and “Lady Bird,” as well as such television shows as “Desperate Housewives,” “American Horror Story” and dozens more. It has also been seen in countless commercials and music videos.
Ridley Scott’s 1991 film about two women on the run from the law, “Thelma & Louise,” is set all across the country. In reality, however, the film shot mostly in Southern California and Utah, with a few shots in Colorado. The film features one of the most famous endings of the 1990s.
The girls set off on their adventure when Louise, played by Susan Sarandon, picks up Thelma, played by Geena Davis, at her house, supposedly located in Arkansas. The actual house can be found in Tarzana, California.
LOCATION: 18633 Palomino Dr, Tarzana, CA 91356
The girls make their way to the the Silver Bullet Saloon for a night of drinking and dancing, before things take a dark turn, as a man tries to rape Thelma in the parking lot. Louise intervenes and things take a violent turn, as the women’s would-be getaway trip becomes a run from the law. The Silver Bullet Saloon really is a country-western themed night club, located in Long Beach, California. However, it is now known as the Cowboy Country Saloon.
LOCATION: 3321 E South St, Long Beach, CA 90805
Louise’s vintage Thunderbird convertible is another central character in the film, as it carries them through their outlaw road adventure, into the film’s famous ending. Several identical Thunderbirds were used throughout the production. Located at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, this particular one was featured extensively, primarily being used for close-up shots in the film.
LOCATION: Peterson Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
At the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. hosted a “Blade Runner 2049 Experience.” Visitors were invited to experience a VR tour of the futuristic world, as well as a set recreation, with props and actors interacting with you. Here we offer some photos of the special exhibition.
First up, a view of the full structure, as seen from outside.
The entrance to the building.
Once inside, there is some concept art from the film on display.
One of the actual Spinner vehicles used in the film.
A recreation of the film set, featuring the streets of a futuristic Los Angeles.
Vending machines, in which visitors were distributed free t-shirts for the film.
Bibi’s bar, in which visitors could actually go inside for a free drink.
Some posters for the film.
Numerous props from the film were on display. Here are some of Officer K’s, played by Ryan Gosling, LAPD issued Blade Runner items.
Deckard’s, played by Harrison Ford, handcuffs and binoculars, used while hiding out.
Eye scanner, used by Officer K to identify replicants.
Some LAPD evidence bags.
Items found in Officer K’s apartment.
Some miscellaneous props used in a variety of scenes in the film.
Memory spheres used to store Voight Kampff tests to determine if one was a replicant or not in the original movie, along with some everyday tools used by manicurists in the sequel.
LAPD badges and handcuffs issued to officers.
Deckard’s blaster, used in both the original film and the sequel.
Items from the marketplace where residents gather to shop and eat.
Cocktail glasses used by Deckard.
Cocktail bottles and glasses from Officer K’s apartment.
Decorative accessories used to adorn the office of Niander Wallace, played by Jared Leto.
Some costumes from the film. First, a hazmat suit, helmet and boots worn by Sapper, played by Dave Bautista, to protect him from the harsh atmospheric elements while farming.
Some sophisticated attire worn by Luv.
Some colorful clothing worn by Mariettte as she cruises Bibi’s Bar.
A custom designed coat with a specially crafted collar to protect Officer K from the elements.
Iconic yellow rain jacket made with readily available materials, worn by Joi.
Living a solitary life, Rick Deckard wears this casual t-shirt and pants.
The events of Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner” depict a futuristic Los Angeles. Present day has caught up and while the city may not look exactly as it did it the film, even decades later, the locations of “Blade Runner” still stand out as unique and interesting. While most of these locations have been featured in many other productions, they remain most widely recognized for “Blade Runner.” Here, we’ll walk through many of these locations.
Deckard’s apartment is a famous house in Los Angeles, located in the Los Feliz area, known as the “Ennis House.” Only exteriors of the house are seen in the film, the interiors were built on a stage inside Warner Bros. Studio. The house has been used in countless productions, including the original “House On Haunted Hill” (1959), “The Day of the Locust,” “The Karate Kid Part III,” “Black Rain” (also directed by Ridley Scott), “The Glimmer Man,” “The Replacement Killers,” “Rush Hour,” “Female,” “A Passion to Kill,” “Timestalkers,” “Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf,” “The Terminal Man” and “The Thirteenth Floor.” It has also been recreated on studio stages for movies such as “Predator 2,” “The Rocketeer” and “Mullholland Drive” It’s been seen in the TV shows “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Twin Peaks,” as well as countless other music videos and commercials.
LOCATION: 2607 Glendower Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Sebastion’s apartment is another very well known filming location, called The Bradbury Building. Located in downtown Los Angeles, visitors are welcome to explore from the lobby area. It’s well worth seeing, as the architecture is very unique and still clearly resembles how it appeared in the film. Much like the “Ennis House,” the interiors of Sebastion’s apartment were shot on the stages of Warner Bros. Studios. Also likewise, The Bradbury Building has been seen in countless other films, such as “Chinatown,” “Wolf,” “Disclosure,” “Lethal Weapon 4,” “Pay It Forward,” “Murder In the First,” “China Girl,” “The White Cliffs of Dover, ” “D.O.A.,” “Indestructible Man,” “Marlowe,” and “(500) Days of Summer.” It’s also been seen in the television series “The Outer Limits,” “Quantum Leap,” “Mission: Impossible,” “CSI: NY” and many more, as well as several music videos and commercials.
LOCATION: 304 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This poster that hangs in the lobby of the Bradbury.
The police station is actually Union Station, a train station in downtown Los Angeles. It has been featured in many films as well, such as “Catch Me If You Can,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Species,” “To Live And Die In L.A.,” “Bugsy,” “Nick of Time,” “Pearl Harbor,” “The Replacement Killers,” “Mike’s Murder,” “The Way We Were,” “Union Station,” “Under the Rainbow” and more.
LOCATION: 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
We leave you with some props from the film. First, Deckard’s blaster, which was used in both the original film, as well as the “Blade Runner 2049” sequel. The gun was on display as part of Warner Bros. “Blade Runner 2049 Experience” at the San Diego Comic-Con.
Some memory spheres from the original film, used to store Voight Kampff tests to determine if one was a replicant or not. These were also seen on the “Blade Runner 2049 Experience.”
This miniature of the famous blimp can be seen as part of the Warner Bros. Studio tour.