Seeing Stars: Where the Movies Were Shot (on Location)

Supergirl Filming Locations

Actual filming locations of the TV series, "Supergirl".




02:21: After her arrival on earth, her cousin Superman takes the young Supergirl
to live at the home of the Danvers, her new foster parents.

They live in a large home on a bluff overlooking the ocean.

In a clever bit of casting, the Danvers are played by two Superman alumni:
Dean Cain (who played Superman in "Lois & Clark), and Helen Slater
 (who played in the title role in the original 1984 movie
, "Supergirl")



This home is located at 33572 Pacific Coast Highway, in Malibu, CA,
which is about six miles west of Point Dume.

It is known as "Cypress Sea Cove
", and it is listed as a wedding venue.



Here is a matching Google StreetView of the home's gate.


         

[ Warning: This is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything to disturb the residents. ]








03:28: After she's grown up, we see  Kara Danvers (Supergirl)
walking through National City
on her way to work.

Like her cousin, Clark, she appears to have chosen a somewhat
nerdish secret identity, complete with glasses. (Although on
this show, it's hard to tell how much of that geekiness is
supposed to be a disguise and how much is just Kara.)



In the screencap above, she's the one wearing the red skirt, and
in real life, she's in downtown Los Angeles, walking west near
the corner of Figueroa & 5th Streets, at City National Plaza.

(The camera is looking west/northwest up 5th Street.)

Here is a matching Google StreetView.



Below, at 03:41, we see her crossing a pedestrian bridge:



  In the screencap above, she's heading north on a bridge spanning 5th Street,
just west of Flower, heading away from the Paul Hastings tower,
and heading towards the Bonaventure Hotel.

(That tall building in the middle is the Aon tower, at 707 Wilshire Blvd.)

Here is a matching Google StreetView of the buildings seen behind her.


Finally, at 03:49, we are shown the  "CatCo Worldwide Media" building, where Kara works.



In real life, this is the Citigroup Center, at 444 S. Flower Street, in downtown L.A.

(It was used for this exterior shot, but a different location
was used for the later scenes on the CatCo rooftop.)

In the shot above, the camera is looking east from the corner of 5th & Flower.

(The white building behind it - which for some reason looks pink in this screencap -
is the tallest building on the West Coast, the U.S. Bank Tower.
)

Here is a matching Google StreetView of the building.

         





11:37: We see her running through an alley, changing clothes as she runs,
and trying to take off and fly for the first time (after spotting
a burning jet plane with her foster sister aboard).



This was shot in part of Frank Court alley, in downtown Los Angeles,
the alley that runs behind the classic Clifton's Cafeteria.
(You can see a Clifton's sign in the screencap below.)

The alley links 6th Street (on the north) and 7th Street, on the south,
running midway between Broadway & Spring Street.

The two alley entrances are next to 215 W. 7th Street & 216 W. 6th Street.


In the shot above, she is running south, away from 6th Street
 and towards 7th Street, as she takes off.




Here is a matching Google StreetView of the alley.

         






19:44: Kara takes her CatCo co-worker ('Winn Schott') to the roof of building,
and reveals to him that she has superpowers, by deliberately
falling off the roof - and then flying back.



This is supposed to be the roof of CatCo - which should make it the
 roof of the Citigroup Center building  that we saw before - but it's not.


This was actually shot on the roof of the former ARCO tower
,
at 1055 W. 7th Street, in downtown Los Angeles.

It is located just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway.

  In the screencap above, the camera is looking east/southeast.

And here is a Google StreetView of the tower.

         


In next shot (below) of
'Winn Schott', at 19:46, the tower seen behind him
is the Marriott / RItz-Carlton hotel tower at the  L.A. Live center.


The camera in the screencap below is looking southwest.

And here is a Google StreetView of that hotel tower.




When she deliberately falls backward off the roof (below),
the streets that we see far below her are:

The Harbor (110) Freeway in downtown L.A., and 7th Street passing over it.
(The top of the photo is east/southeast, while the bottom is west/northwest.)

Here is a matching Google Earth view.






21:15: We see the inside of a truck stop diner where a man is watching a
TV report about the new "flying woman" spotted saving the plane.

He then leaves the diner and goes out to a
gas station, where he has a tanker truck parked.

Inside the empty tanker, he reveals himself to be an alien (named "Vartox"),
and he talks to his alien leader about killing Supergirl.



Both the diner and the gas station are part of a small movie ranch,
out in the desert, called Middleton Ranch, located
 at 6201 Soledad Canyon Drive, in Acton, CA.

( Middleston Ranch was also seen recently in an episode of another
comic book-inspired TV show: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. )

Here is a distant Google StreetView of
the gas station.

         







23:30: As part of a montage showing Supergirl out fighting crime,
we see a police car chase, where Supergirl flies in to save the day.



This chase scene was shot at 12360 Foothill Blvd,
in the Sylmar/Pacoima area.

In the screencap above, the cars are  heading northwest on Foothill,
and the camera is looking southeast.
 

(The red building seen to the right is Extra Space Storage, at 12360 Foothill Blvd.)

Here is a matching Google StreetView of the same part of that road.



In the screencap below, the freeway view (at 23:33) was shot
 from where Foothill Blvd meets Paxton Street.

The freeway ramps seen below are the onramps from where
the eastbound 118 (Ronald Reagan) freeway
 meets the northbound 210 (Foothill) freeway.


Here is a matching Google StreetView of that freeway spot.

         









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