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

2016 - 2017

Filming locations of TV Shows,
Made-for-TV Movies & Music Videos.


TV has always loved partnering-up cops with eccentric characters,
but Fox's "Lucifer" takes that trope to a new extreme, pairing up
a female police detective with (you guessed it) the devil.

In the screencaps above and below, we see
'Lucifer Morningstar' outside his glitzy nightclub, "Lux",

What we see as the entrance to club "Lux". is actually just a doorway
right next to the Disney Studio Store & Ghirardelli Soda Fountain,
and a few steps east to the El Capitan Theatre, on Hollywood Blvd.

You'll find it at 6884 Hollywood Blvd, in Hollywood, CA.
at the northeast corner of the El Capitan building.

That's right across the street from Hollywood & Highland
and Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

As far as I know, that particular doorway leads only to a stairway
leading upstairs to office space above the Disney Studio Store.

Here is a Google StreetView of the space:


But that is only the exterior of the club "Lux" on the show.

The interior of Lucifer's club was filmed inside this real nightclub:

What you're looking at is the interior of the
Emerson Theatre Nightclub, at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.

That's just three blocks west of the "Lux" location,
right next to the Walk of Fame Gazebo.

Here is a Google StreetView of the club.


You can read an L.A. Times review of the club here.

Alas, the Emerson closed its doors for good around the time
that Lucifer began filming (which may be why they shot there -
location scouts love empty locations where they know they
won't be disturbed by customers during filming).

In the second season, I noticed that they began shooting some of the show's
scenes up in Vancouver, Canada.  And around the same time, they suddenly
stopped showing the exterior of Lucifer's Lux club (see above) and instead
began showing a fairly stock aerial shot of a tall building on Sunset Blvd
(seen below), which is two miles to the west.

(It appears they moved most of Lucifer's filming to Vancouver,
until 2017, when they opted to move back to Los Angeles.)

That tall building is the Sunset Tower,
at 8358 Sunset Blvd, on the Sunset Strip.

It has been used in a number of productions over the years.

 Earlier, it was known as The Argyle Hotel. Before that, it was known as the
St. James's Club & Hotel, a grand old 13-story building, the Strip's first high-rise
(built in 1929), and one of Hollywood best examples of Art Deco design.

But at the start, as now, it was called the Sunset Tower hotel, and virtually
every star in Hollywood stayed here at one time or another. It was a
favorite of Howard Hughes, who kept a number of suites here for his
various girlfriends; other guests included Clark Gable, Jean Harlow,
Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and John Wayne.

As the St. James, it housed a private club, hotel and restaurant, with
members that included Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor, and David Bowie.

It was also the locale for memorable poolside scenes from 1992 the movie
"The Player," and has also appeared in the "The Italian Job",
"Get Shorty" and "Strange Days".

Other productions shot there include
"Freaky Friday" and  "Dinner For Schmucks"..

Perhaps the tower's most memorable role (at least to fans of 70's detective shows)
was as Frank Cannon's home office  in the detective series, "Cannon".

Here's a Google StreetView of that actual station.



Starring America Ferrera (from "Ugly Betty"), the NBC sitcom Superstore revolves around the lives of the employees at a large discount store like Walmart or Target.

So, it's not altogether surprising to that they shot the pilot episode in an actual store.

Which one? 

That "superstore" is really a Kmart, located at
1000 N. San Fernando Blvd., in the city of Burbank, CA.

They had to redecorate the interior of the store to change Kmart's normal red color scheme to blue, and they put up a fake "Cloud 9" sign out front.

But you can't miss that line of jutting timbers along the front of the store
(a holdover from back when it started out in 1960 as a Zody's store).

And that scene in the pilot episode where they played a form of shopping cart
hockey (see below) made it fairly easy to verify, since you can see some
of the surrounding stores in the background.

The store stayed open while they filmed, with shoppers coming and going.

But once they had shot the pilot, they built a replica of the store's
interior at the studio, a common practice for TV series production.

Here is a Google StreetView of that Kmart store..


Click on the links below for entire pages full of new TV locations:

See the locations for the show "Riverdale".

See the locations for the show "This is US".

See the locations for the show "Rosewood".

See the locations for the show "The Good Place".

See the locations for the show "Jane the Virgin".

See the locations for the cult show "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend".

Detailed locations for the Fox series, "The Last Man on Earth".

See the locations for the show "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D".

See a page of locations for the show "Teen Wolf".

See a page of locations for the show "Scandal".

See a page of locations for the show "How To Get Away With Murder".

Switched At Birth

See a page of locations for the new
show "Switched at Birth"
The Fosters

See a page of locations for the show
"The Fosters"


You can find all the seasons' filming locations
for the HBO series
" by clicking the image above.

You can find all the filming locations for all eight seasons of
the Showtime series
" by clicking the image above.


* Locations marked by an asterisk (*) may be located in areas with high crime rates.
Exercise reasonable caution.

For information about watching TV sitcoms being taped live in the studio, see the separate page about getting tickets to live TV tapings.

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