Southern California locations where the 2004 movie "Cellular"
The LAX sign
above is real, on the road to the real Los Angeles International Airport.
You'll find its 30-foot letters east of the intersection of Century
Blvd & Sepulveda Blvd.
But the exterior and interior
scenes at the airport were actually
filmed in The O.C.,
and it wasn't even a real airport. They shot those scenes outside and inside
the Anaheim Convention Center (across
the street from Disneyland),
at 800 W. Katella Avenue, in Anaheim,
scene, supposedly set in Century City, was not shot in
That becomes obvious when we take a close look at the screenshots.
Bank tower, seen in the background of the photo below,
is located at 445 S. Figueroa in downtown
L.A. (12 miles east of Century City).
In the same photo, we can see also the
top of the Bonaventure Hotel just to
of the bank tower. The Bonaventure (at 404 S.
Figueroa) is actually northeast of the bank,
which means they were shooting this from a location west of both buildings.
bridges overhead span Beaudry Avenue,
and are part of
the new Los Angeles Center Studios, located
at 1201 W. 5th Street,
just west of the Harbor Freeway in downtown L.A..
gets in a crash which wrecks his borrowed security car.
He then confronts
the slimy lawyer (Rick Hoffman)
and steals his Porsche.
This scene was filmed at the
intersection of 2nd Street & Hill Street, in downtown
(where Ryan backs up to avoid killing his cell phone signal)
"2nd Street Tunnel", which
runs on 2nd street between Hill St. & Figueroa
(The same tunnel was also seen in the original "Terminator" and
in "Blade Runner".)
The final showdown
happens on, around (and even under) the
Santa Monica Pier,
and the Pacific Park amusement park
(right next to the pier).
Bill Macy beats up the bad
guy in the Santa Monica Pier Carousel,
1916 structure on the Santa Monica Pier (which was also featured in "The