The Actual Southern California Locations where
"Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" was filmed.
'John Connor' (Nick Stahl) breaks
into the veterinary hospital where
'Kate' works and steals drugs.
She catches him there in the morning, and cages him, just before the Terminatrix
finds them there.
Next door is a United Rentals business,
which is destroyed during the subsequent T-X attack.
Both the Animal Hospitaland the "United Rentals"
business next door were fake. They were both
built from scratch on a vacant lot, so they could be destroyed by T-X.
Fortunately, I know where that
lot is: the corner of Foothill Blvd & Mount
Gleason Ave., in Tujunga, CA.
Next, there's a lengthy car
chase in which the Terminatrix pursues Kate, John & the
(Arnold Schwarzenegger) through the streets of downtown L.A.,
smashing everything in
their path. This long scene was a clever mix of computer graphics, actual
streets, and an artificial recreation of the downtown area (so they could
better smash it up).
It's often hard to tell where the f/x ends
and reality begins. But most of the actual locales were in
the warehouse district of the
east side of downtown Los Angeles.
During the scenes where
Arnold is bring dragged around on the end of the Champion crane, one business
visible in the
background is American Self Storage,
located at 300 Avery Street, in downtown
We can also glimpse the produce markets
on Produce Street.
The cemetery, where
Arnold shows John his mother's crypt (full of weapons) was an
actual cemetery, Rose Hills Memorial Park,
at 3888 Workman Mill Road, in Whittier.
Only the interior of the mausoleum was a studio set. The rest was real.
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locations marked with an asterisk (*) may be located in a high-crime area.
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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.