The Actual Southern California Locations where
"Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" was filmed.
At the start of Terminator
3, the female Terminator (Kristanna Loken) first
and steals a car from the woman at an ATM; that was filmed on Rodeo
Drive, in Beverly Hills.
To be specific, it's in front of the Two Rodeo
complex. They had to wait six months
for the shoot, because they had to close down the famous street so the
walk nude down the middle of Rodeo Drive...
After the Terminatrix steals the car on Rodeo
Drive, she roars off through what should be the streets of Beverly Hills, and is then pulled
over by a police car.
However, that pull-over scene was actually filmed miles away in Culver
just a few blocks east of the historic MGM studios
(now Sony Studios).
In fact, if you look close, a sign behind them reads "Culver
City Fire Department, Station 1",
which is located at 9600 Culver Blvd.,
right across the street from the old Culver
'Kate Brewster' (Claire Danes) is
introduced while shopping at Bloomingdale's department store. This scene was actually shot at the
in the Century City Shopping Center
(10250 Santa Monica Blvd.),
after it closed at night.
The female Terminator drives through a fast
food place called Jim's Burgers...
where she shoots one of her victims,
the young cashier at the pick-up window...
is real. There are a lot of Jim's scattered around L.A., but the one used
in the film is located at 1901 E. 1st Street,in the Boyle Heights area
of East L.A. (The director added the colorful cut-outs and the atomic touches.)
Terminator 3 locations!
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locations marked with an asterisk (*) may be located in a high-crime area.
Exercise reasonable caution.
Some of the photos on this
page are stills from the DVD of "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"
(which you can buy by clicking
here) and are copyright Warner Brothers Pictures.