Actual Southern California Locations
The isolated spot where Leonard (Guy Pearce) kills Teddy (Joe Pantoliano), at the start of the film.
This scene was filmed at the
former Fletcher Oil Refinery,
at 24721 S. Main Street,
in Carson, CA.
The refinery no longer exists.
It was already closed when they filmed here, and since
In these images, the camera is looking northeast.
Notice that to the left of
the building, you can see the corner of another building.
This is also where he first sees the big tattoo on his left forearm in the cafe's restroom.
This scene was filmed at "The
Catch" restaurant, at 500 E. Wilson
Ave, in Glendale, CA. at
As Leonard drives up to the
cafe, the camera is looking west down Wilson Ave.
This was filmed at the Olympic Coffee Shop, at 12192 San Fernando Road, in Sylmar, CA.
That's up in the northeast corner of the San Fernando Valley.
(The "Cathy's Flowers"
shop, seen behind them through the window,
As Leonard & Teddy run Dodd out of town, we see Leonard standing next to a chain link fence.
That fence is part of the Bob
Hope Airport (AKA the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport)
Leonard "wakes up"
in a shower at another motel, the "Mountcrest
Inn", where he surprises Dodd,
This is actually the Hill Crest Inn motel, at 9111 Sepulveda Blvd, North Hills, CA.
That's in the San Fernando
Valley, just north of the northwest corner of Sepulveda & Nordoff.
The photos on this page are
stills from the DVD of "Memento"
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