Where was La la land filmed? The House & ALL the Filming Locations

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La La Land was filmed entirely in Los Angeles and its surroundings. The movie is a wonderful homage to the entertainment capital of the world and is full of references to the classic movies that made it great.

Director Damien Chazelle spent nearly a year editing a movie that has many scenes filmed in one take.

Chazelle had the idea of filming in locations with a retro feel. In addition, this awarded romantic musical was shot using the old school wide-screen style, the CinemaScope.

Griffith Park dancing scene

The actors, our favorite driver Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (Birdman, Maniac), are no Broadway performers. They had to do their best to reduce errors when dancing long uninterrupted takes.

Some of the sequences had to be filmed during a specific time in the day, to catch the beautiful light of the sunset or the blue hour.

We have reunited here more than 17 filming locations, but bear in mind that La La Land was filmed in more than 60 places in L.A. Also, we tried to keep spoilers to a minimum.

Griffith Observatory in La la land
The most memorable scene of the movie, pictured in the first image of this report, is when the couple dances to the rhythm of the theme A Lovely Night, filmed on a road overlooking the city at Griffith Park.

The place is called Cathy’s Corner in Mt. Hollywood Drive (situated not far from the legendary Mulholland Dr). Don't expect to find the bench and the streetlamp there, these were movie props added to the scene by the production team.

This spot is located near the iconic Griffith Observatory planetarium, a magical setting atop the mountain also featured in another scene.
Image by Summit Entertainment and Shane Burkhardt

La la land opening sequence
The traffic jam opening sequence of the movie was filmed at the massive interchange connecting the Century Freeway 105 to the 110.

Also known as the one ten, this imposing structure is located near the Athens and Watts neighborhoods.
Image by Summit Entertainment and Remi Jouan

Lipton's restaurant
Lipton's restaurant, where Sebastian works playing boring variations of Christmas carols, is the Smoke House Restaurant at 4420 West Lakeside Drive in Burbank.

You Are the Star wall painting
However, the exterior with the You Are the Star mural, depicting Hollywood stars watching a movie in the cinema, is located at 1648 Wilcox Avenue.
Image by Summit Entertainment

restaurant location with Emma Stone
There is a scene where Mia and her boyfriend enjoy an evening at the stylish Jar Restaurant at 8225 Beverly Boulevard.
Image by Summit Entertainment and Jar

Scene in the Warner studios bar
Mia works in a fictional coffee shop located at the Warner Bros Studio backlot, where several sequences were filmed.

La La Land was also produced at the Hollywood Center Studios.
Image by Summit Entertainment

Emma Stone flat in La La Land
Mia's apartment is located at the Rose Towers complex, a magnificent Spanish Colonial Revival Style situated at 1725-1729 E 3rd Street in Long Beach.
Image by Google Maps

Grand Central Market Los Angeles
Mia and Sebastian have a date under the neon lights of a bar in the Grand Central Market in LA's Downtown.
Image by Summit Entertainment

Colorado Street Bridge Pasadena
The couple takes a walk on the majestic Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, built in 1912.
Image by Summit Entertainment

La la land Drehort
Sebastian ends up dancing on Hermosa's Beach Pier. This spot was also featured as a filming location of Westworld.
Image by Keith Yahl

Lieux de tournage
The lovers visit the park where the Watts Towers are standing, a series of sculptures made of scrap metal.
Image by J Jakobson

cable car Bunker Hill
The Angels Flight is a funicular railway in Bunker Hill, closed since 2013 due to a derailment.

The movie crew fixed the machinery to make it work again for the shoot.

This same location was used to film a scene in the city where the HBO's Perry Mason series was filmed.
Image by Summit Entertainment and J Jakobson

Rialto Theatre scene
The exterior of the cinema where Mia and Sebastian watch Rebel Without A Cause is the Rialto Theatre at 1019-1023 Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena.

Built in 1925, this historic theater closed its doors in 2007.
Image by Thomas Hawk

Swimming pool dancing people
According to Seeing Stars, the pool party house scene was filmed in a modern mansion located at 4533 Estrondo Drive in Encino, in the San Fernando Valley.

This is a private residence - if you are visiting, please be considerate to the owners of the property.
Image by Summit Entertainment - Map

Hermosa Beach coffee
The Lighthouse Café is a mythical bar and nightclub, very active as a jazz showcase since 1949, located in Hermosa Beach.

Both the interior and exterior were used for the film.
Image by Summit Entertainment

Emma Stone walking in the dark
Mia walks down Vine Street after losing her car.
Image by Summit Entertainment and Google Maps

Sebastian last part playing music concert
The performance with the jazz band The Messengers (and John Legend) was recorded at the historical art deco venue El Rey Theatre (5515 Wilshire Boulevard, Miracle Mile).
Image by Summit Entertainment

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