Friday, April 15, 2016

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Most say Godfather Part II.  I say Terminator 2.  Arnold Schwarzenegger said he'd be back and he wasn't kidding, although this time as a protector.  While most sequels are usually watered down, T2 delivers on all fronts - the incredible Oscar-winning visual effects, the non-stop action, the score, cinematography, even Arnold's acting.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day was filmed in Winnetka, Panorama City, Northridge, Burbank, Sylmar, Santa Monica, Freemont and Los Angeles, CA

Location: T-1000 Arrives
Address: 600 Mesquit Street, Los Angeles, CA

Location: Todd & Janelle's House
Address: 19828 Valerio Street, Winnetka, CA

Location: Pescadero State Hospital
Address: 11600 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, CA  Phoenix Academy

Location: The ATM
Address: 14400 Roscoe Boulevard, Panorama City, CA

The former bank is now a medical clinic, but the overall structure of the building appears the same...

Location: The Mall Parking Lot
Address: 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA  Santa Monica Place

Garage 8, Stair F, Level 2

Location: The Mall Exterior
Address: 9301 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, CA  Northridge Mall

Location: LA River Chase

The Terminator starts following John at Plummer Street/Hayvenhurst Avenue in Northridge at Bull Creek Wash

John takes a left 9572 Wilbur Avenue, Northridge, CA...

The Terminator sees John being chased by the truck at 2037 Morgan Avenue, Burbank, CA...

Location: John Talks to the Terminator
Address: Wakefield Avenue between Burton Street and Roscoe Boulevard, Panorama City, CA

Location: The Liquor Store
Address: 11844 Foothill Boulevard, Sylmar, CA

Location: Sarah's Apocalyptic Nightmare
Address: 1880 Academy Drive, Los Angeles, CA   Elysian Park

Location: Miles Dyson's House
Address: 30065 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA

Location: The Cyberdyne Building
Address: 47131 Bayside Parkway, Fremont, CA

The top five floors were a facade added to make the building seem larger...

Locations Visited: March 2016, October 2016, October 2018, June 2021


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    1. Sarah nightmare park is at elysian park

      The gas station is at 38350 90th Street East, Palmdale, California, United States

      Cactus Jack's 46551 140th Street East, Lancaster, California, United States

      Salceda ranch is in the middle of the dessert they said w Ave e12 and 67th st w

    2. Thanks. I do have them on my list for my next LA visit.

  2. I used to live in Northridge. It all still looks pretty much as I remember. If I recall, they edited together footage from 3 different malls: Northridge Fashion Square Mall, Santa Monica Place, and the Sherman Oaks Galleria(?). I could be wrong... Maybe I'm thinking of Arnold in "Commando." Been a long time! Ha! Great pics! Thanks for the memories! Kev

    1. Thanks, Kev! Yes, they did used several malls. The magic of moviemaking :-)

    2. Back when this was filmed, Northridge was a sleepy college town and place were cops and firemen bought homes

  3. Conner makes his left turn in the Bull Creek at 16539 Superior St Northridge, CA, not Wilbur St (that's a different canal, albeit a very similar one).