It’s no surprise that Hollywood and Los Angeles are filled with iconic destinations such as the hollywood bowl. However, did you know that it’s easy to go the same areas where famous movies have been filmed? Here are some famous movie locations to visit in Los Angeles!
The popular movie La La Land featuring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone was a fun musical that also served as a love letter to the city of Los Angeles and to all the dreamers that go to the city of angels searching for something bigger than themselves. While there are a number of places throughout the city where the movie was filmed, the Griffith Observatory was the location for a beautiful scene between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as the two visit the planetarium for a dreamy and romantic date. Admission to the observatory is FREE! Check out a full list of places the movie was filmed here.
Another fan favorite movie is Anchorman, starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell and a host of other famous actors. One particular scene that might ring a bell is where the anchormen are at the zoo and jump into the grizzly bear den and proceed to fight the bear. The zoo that this was filmed at is actually the Old LA Zoo Ruins. No longer a working zoo, the old LA Zoo opened in 1912 and closed in 1966 when it reopened at its new location. The ruins of the first zoo were left behind and can be visited. As you explore the area, see if you can spot where the Anchorman scene was filmed!
The Bradbury Building is another famous location where a number of movies have been filmed over the years. The building is actually located in the heart of downtown L.A. and was built back in 1893. One of the biggest claims for the Bradbury Building is its appearance in Blade Runner as the toymaker’s house back in 1982. Younger audiences might recognize the building at the end of the popular indie movie, 500 Shades of Summer. During the final scenes of the movie, Joseph Gordon -Levitt’s, character is waiting for an architect interview where he meets a young woman named Autumn. The scene was filmed at the Bradbury Building. If you find yourself in downtown, visit the building today!