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'La La Land:' The ultimate filming location map

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2017 Oscar Best Picture nominee (not winner!La La Land captures the sweetest version of Los Angeles with its cotton candy sunsets, iconic architecture, neon signs, quiet streets, and towering palm trees.

"You can’t have a better tourism brochure than this movie," Mayor Eric Garcetti told The Wrap at the musical's Los Angeles premiere. "It highlights 60 locations. It shows that L.A. is not just about the stars. It’s about the romance." Garcetti loves the film so much, he declared April 25 "La La Land Day" in honor of the film.

With help from Fandango, we've identified more than a dozen of the locations that appeared in the movie. Enjoy!

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1. 105/110 freeway interchange

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Interstate 110
Los Angeles, CA 90061
No one has ever handled LA's notorious traffic jams as gracefully as the characters in La La Land's opening musical number, which was shot over two hot days on the 105/110 freeway overpass.
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2. "You Are the Star" Mural

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Wilcox
Los Angeles, CA 90028
This Hollywood Walk of Fame mural, depicting such famous actors as Richard Pryor, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and James Dean, sitting in a theater, serves as the exterior of the fictional restaurant from which Sebastian is fired.
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3. The Lighthouse Café

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30 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-9833
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Jazz isn't huge in LA anymore, but it still is at this cafe near the Hermosa Pier, so it's a natural den for Sebastian. In the 1950s, the Los Angeles Mirror called the venue "the top citadel of jazz on the south coast."

#LaLaLand #CityOfStars #LighthouseCafe #JazzIsAlive

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4. Rialto Theatre

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1023 Fair Oaks Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 799-1824
Built in 1925 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the single-screen theater where Mia and Sebastian catch Rebel Without a Cause has been closed since 2007. In its heyday, in addition to flicks, it also staged vaudeville acts. It's a romantic setting for a first date, even if Mia and Sebastian's doesn't play out quite as planned. The National Park Service website describes it this way: "The interior ... is a lavish example of flamboyant eclecticism. Multiple rows of crown molding surround the first level of seating, and below the massive balcony, also finished with extensive molding, hang chandeliers mounted in Moroccan-influenced ceiling fixtures."

5. Mia's pink apartment

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1728 E 3rd St
Long Beach, CA 90802
Mia’s pink stucco apartment is a lovely example of the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture that helps define the look of LA, Long Beach included. Called Rose Towers, the 20-unit complex, built in 1928, was carefully restored 10 years ago. In writing about that preservation effort, the Los Angeles Times noted the building’s Moorish decorative motifs were “evident in graceful arches, multicolored tiles, wrought iron balconies and carved wooden doors.”

6. Smoke House Restaurant

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4420 W Lakeside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 845-3731
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The interior of the restaurant where Sebastian begrudgingly plays Christmas tunes was filmed inside the old-school the Smoke House, which is right across the street from Warner Bros.

#oldschool #red #smokehouseburbank

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7. Griffith Park Fern Dell

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Western Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Fern Dell, in the lower part of Griffith Park's western entrance, is one of the city's better kept secrets. It's shady, lush, and green, but it's void of the pastel flowers you see blooming when Mia and Sebastian walk through the parklet.

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8. Grand Central Market

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317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 624-2378
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Grand Central Market, Downtown LA's gentrifying open-air market, featuring Chinese and Mexican food and hipster coffee and wine bars and pricy cheese and meats, is one of city's trendiest food destinations right now. It shows up only briefly in a montage of Mia and Sebastian's first dates.

9. Colorado Street Bridge

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504 W Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Their summer romance also brings Mia and Sebastian to this stunning concrete bridge. Spanning nearly 1,500 feet over the Arroyo Seco and built in 1913, it made its first movie appearance eight years later in the silent hit The Kid.

10. Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park

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1765 E 107th St
Los Angeles, CA 90002
(213) 847-4646
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As they continue to explore LA, Mia and Sebastian visit this famous folk art monument made from scrap metal and concrete and bedecked with drawings and tile and glass.

11. Angels Flight Railway

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351 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 626-1901
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From 1901 to 1969, Angels Flight, a short railway, ferried passengers up and down Bunker Hill, which, at the turn of the 20th century, was one LA’s most fashionable neighborhoods. Service resumed in 1996 after it was rebuilt and relocated, but was suspended again in 2013 for safety reasons.

La La Land got it up and running again for a shoot, though Downtown News has reported that the state public utilities commission said that should never have happened.

12. Jar Restaurant

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8225 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-6566
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The upscale, retro-modern restaurant where Mia ditches her boyfriend also made an appearance in I Love You Man.

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13. Château Marmont

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8221 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-1010
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Booking a ($435) room at The Chateau is proof you've made it in tinseltown. Congrats, Mia!

14. Orcutt Ranch

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23600 Roscoe Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91304
(818) 346-7449
The interior shots of Chateau Marmont were filmed inside a Spanish-style adobe at this Los Angeles County Park and popular wedding venue.

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15. Blind Donkey

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149 Linden Ave Ste B100
Long Beach, CA 90802
The lowkey bar in Downtown Long Beach served as the interior of Seb's.

Pre conference case of the snakebites

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16. Warner Bros. Studios

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4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522
(818) 954-6000
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It's true that many aspiring actors work day jobs in the service industry, but Mia's workplace, at a coffeeshop on the Warner Bros lot, is actually fictional. The Los Angeles Times says the production team "plastered the walls with vintage photographs of actors like Lucille Ball and Spencer Tracy." The faux cafe was set up on the lot, right across the street from a window used in Casablanca. Director Damien Chazelle "was so jazzed when he found out about the historic window that he added a line into the script where Mia gushes over her love of the 1942 classic," the Times said.

Een van de (vele) hoogtepunten: de Studio Tour door de Warner Bros Studios in LA

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17. El Rey Theatre

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5515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 936-6400
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A John Legend performance was filmed inside the Art Deco music venue on the Miracle Mile.

18. Mt. Hollywood Drive

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Mt Hollywood Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
On a paved street hugging a hillside in Griffith Park, Mia and Sebastian tapdance to the movie composer's original song, “A Lovely Night.” The location overlooking the Valley is called Cathy’s Corner, and, if what's seen on-screen looks unfamiliar to the local eye, that's because the producers brought in the street lamps and park bench.
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19. Griffith Observatory

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2800 E Observatory Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(213) 473-0800
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The observatory is "a monument the same way that the Arc de Triomphe or Big Ben are monuments, but those rise out of a clustered urban environment. Griffith sits atop a hill as if it’s in its own world. That speaks to the sprawl and the spirit of Los Angeles. It’s totally, authentically, ironically its own thing," director Damien Chazelle told Entertainment Weekly. It's an architectural stunner made all the more majestic by a beautiful couple floating through the air inside its planetarium.

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1. 105/110 freeway interchange

Interstate 110, Los Angeles, CA 90061
Courtesy of Lionsgate
No one has ever handled LA's notorious traffic jams as gracefully as the characters in La La Land's opening musical number, which was shot over two hot days on the 105/110 freeway overpass.
Interstate 110
Los Angeles, CA 90061

2. "You Are the Star" Mural

Wilcox, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Google Maps
This Hollywood Walk of Fame mural, depicting such famous actors as Richard Pryor, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, and James Dean, sitting in a theater, serves as the exterior of the fictional restaurant from which Sebastian is fired.
Wilcox
Los Angeles, CA 90028

3. The Lighthouse Café

30 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Jazz isn't huge in LA anymore, but it still is at this cafe near the Hermosa Pier, so it's a natural den for Sebastian. In the 1950s, the Los Angeles Mirror called the venue "the top citadel of jazz on the south coast."

#LaLaLand #CityOfStars #LighthouseCafe #JazzIsAlive

A photo posted by Matthew Ness (@yesmatthewness) on

30 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

4. Rialto Theatre

1023 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Built in 1925 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the single-screen theater where Mia and Sebastian catch Rebel Without a Cause has been closed since 2007. In its heyday, in addition to flicks, it also staged vaudeville acts. It's a romantic setting for a first date, even if Mia and Sebastian's doesn't play out quite as planned. The National Park Service website describes it this way: "The interior ... is a lavish example of flamboyant eclecticism. Multiple rows of crown molding surround the first level of seating, and below the massive balcony, also finished with extensive molding, hang chandeliers mounted in Moroccan-influenced ceiling fixtures."
1023 Fair Oaks Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030

5. Mia's pink apartment

1728 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802
Mia’s pink stucco apartment is a lovely example of the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture that helps define the look of LA, Long Beach included. Called Rose Towers, the 20-unit complex, built in 1928, was carefully restored 10 years ago. In writing about that preservation effort, the Los Angeles Times noted the building’s Moorish decorative motifs were “evident in graceful arches, multicolored tiles, wrought iron balconies and carved wooden doors.”
1728 E 3rd St
Long Beach, CA 90802

6. Smoke House Restaurant

4420 W Lakeside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505
The interior of the restaurant where Sebastian begrudgingly plays Christmas tunes was filmed inside the old-school the Smoke House, which is right across the street from Warner Bros.

#oldschool #red #smokehouseburbank

A photo posted by Ann Marie Donahue Photography (@annmariedonahue) on

4420 W Lakeside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505

7. Griffith Park Fern Dell

Western Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Fern Dell, in the lower part of Griffith Park's western entrance, is one of the city's better kept secrets. It's shady, lush, and green, but it's void of the pastel flowers you see blooming when Mia and Sebastian walk through the parklet.

A photo posted by Katrina (@katrinasymonds) on

Western Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90068

8. Grand Central Market

317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Grand Central Market, Downtown LA's gentrifying open-air market, featuring Chinese and Mexican food and hipster coffee and wine bars and pricy cheese and meats, is one of city's trendiest food destinations right now. It shows up only briefly in a montage of Mia and Sebastian's first dates.
317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

9. Colorado Street Bridge

504 W Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
Their summer romance also brings Mia and Sebastian to this stunning concrete bridge. Spanning nearly 1,500 feet over the Arroyo Seco and built in 1913, it made its first movie appearance eight years later in the silent hit The Kid.
504 W Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105

10. Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park

1765 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002
As they continue to explore LA, Mia and Sebastian visit this famous folk art monument made from scrap metal and concrete and bedecked with drawings and tile and glass.
1765 E 107th St
Los Angeles, CA 90002

11. Angels Flight Railway

351 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
From 1901 to 1969, Angels Flight, a short railway, ferried passengers up and down Bunker Hill, which, at the turn of the 20th century, was one LA’s most fashionable neighborhoods. Service resumed in 1996 after it was rebuilt and relocated, but was suspended again in 2013 for safety reasons.

La La Land got it up and running again for a shoot, though Downtown News has reported that the state public utilities commission said that should never have happened.

351 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

12. Jar Restaurant

8225 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
The upscale, retro-modern restaurant where Mia ditches her boyfriend also made an appearance in I Love You Man.

A photo posted by Adam Roberts (@heyadamroberts) on

8225 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

13. Château Marmont

8221 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046
Booking a ($435) room at The Chateau is proof you've made it in tinseltown. Congrats, Mia!
8221 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

14. Orcutt Ranch

23600 Roscoe Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91304
The interior shots of Chateau Marmont were filmed inside a Spanish-style adobe at this Los Angeles County Park and popular wedding venue.

A photo posted by @pixiesperspective on

23600 Roscoe Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91304

15. Blind Donkey

149 Linden Ave Ste B100, Long Beach, CA 90802
The lowkey bar in Downtown Long Beach served as the interior of Seb's.

Pre conference case of the snakebites

A photo posted by Jordyn Sun (@sordynjun) on

149 Linden Ave Ste B100
Long Beach, CA 90802

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16. Warner Bros. Studios

4000 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA 91522
It's true that many aspiring actors work day jobs in the service industry, but Mia's workplace, at a coffeeshop on the Warner Bros lot, is actually fictional. The Los Angeles Times says the production team "plastered the walls with vintage photographs of actors like Lucille Ball and Spencer Tracy." The faux cafe was set up on the lot, right across the street from a window used in Casablanca. Director Damien Chazelle "was so jazzed when he found out about the historic window that he added a line into the script where Mia gushes over her love of the 1942 classic," the Times said.

Een van de (vele) hoogtepunten: de Studio Tour door de Warner Bros Studios in LA

A photo posted by opreismetco (@opreismetco) on

4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522

17. El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
A John Legend performance was filmed inside the Art Deco music venue on the Miracle Mile.
5515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

18. Mt. Hollywood Drive

Mt Hollywood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Courtesy of Lionsgate
On a paved street hugging a hillside in Griffith Park, Mia and Sebastian tapdance to the movie composer's original song, “A Lovely Night.” The location overlooking the Valley is called Cathy’s Corner, and, if what's seen on-screen looks unfamiliar to the local eye, that's because the producers brought in the street lamps and park bench.
Mt Hollywood Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

19. Griffith Observatory

2800 E Observatory Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The observatory is "a monument the same way that the Arc de Triomphe or Big Ben are monuments, but those rise out of a clustered urban environment. Griffith sits atop a hill as if it’s in its own world. That speaks to the sprawl and the spirit of Los Angeles. It’s totally, authentically, ironically its own thing," director Damien Chazelle told Entertainment Weekly. It's an architectural stunner made all the more majestic by a beautiful couple floating through the air inside its planetarium.
2800 E Observatory Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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