Filming Locations: Where was Prison Break filmed?

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The original Prison Break series ran from 2004 to 2009 on FOX, so it's been a while since the last time we watched the brothers making their way out to freedom.

This new bunch of episodes is considered to be the fifth season of the show, although it has also been called Prison Break: Sequel, Resurrection, or even Revival.

Where was Prison Break filmed

So pick up your favorite name and let's follow Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller reprising their roles as Lincoln and Michael.

This time it's not just about breaking out of prison, the goal is to break out of the country itself.

Prison Break was filmed around Vancouver (Canada) and in Morocco. Here is a selection of some of the most relevant locations of this last season:

Prison Break location
Michael is alive and sound in a prison in Yemen, with extraordinary views of the skyline of Sana'a.

This is the beautiful capital of a country immersed in a war that Western media seem not very interested to talk about.
Image courtesy of Fox

The jail in Morocco
The production spent three weeks filming in Morocco, in Casablanca, Rabat, and Ouarzazate.

In Ouarzazate is located the Ibn Al-Haytham Technical school (pictured), which served as the Yemeni penitentiary. Ouarzazate is also home to the Atlas Film Studios.

Scenes for the Netflix movie The Old Guard were also recorded here.
Image courtesy of Fox

Prison Break Morocco
Moreover, sets of the jail were also built at Burnaby’s Bridge Studios and Safeway Distribution Centre (British Columbia). Image courtesy of Fox

Train station scene
The scenes in a railway station were also shot in Canada, near the vintage wagons of the Pacific Central Station in Vancouver.

By the way, there are actually no trains in Yemen.
Image courtesy of Fox and Stephen Rees

Bar scene location
The Chinese J.B.'s Sandwich Bar in Vancouver became a coffee restaurant in the Middle East.
Image courtesy of FOX and Google Maps

Sara house
Sara’s house in New York State is located in a private residence at 1990 West 19th Avenue (Vancouver).
Image by Google Maps

Lincoln house
You can find Lincoln's house at 2314 Ontario Street.
Image courtesy of FOX and Google Maps

Prison Break drehort
Also, the Mountain View Cemetery was used for filming.
Image by Albert Lynn

The shoot in Vancouver
A scene from the first episode was shot at the Vancouver International Airport.
Image by Fujitariuji

Eagle Harbour Yacht Club
Another confirmed location according to is the Eagle Harbour Yacht Club in West Vancouver.
Image by Jeff Hitchcock

New Westminster City Hall
Prison Break was filmed in several streets and buildings in New Westminster.

Some of them are the City Hall (pictured), the Anvil Centre, and the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
Image by Dennis S. Hurd

Old Riverview Mental Hospital
In Coquitlam, the TV show was spotted shooting in the area of the Riverview Mental Hospital, and near Mary Hill Bypass.
Image by Greg Salter

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  1. 2369 S Beverly Glen Blvd is the condo from the 4th season, the gate corporation hideout apartment used by t-bag.

  2. If Pensacola, Florida was in fact the filming location for Cristobal, Panama where Scofield and Burrows landed in S2E20, how then, does one account for the mountains in the background?

  3. I agree, I saw that too and wondered how there are mountains in s2e20

  4. Parts of it was in Texas.

  5. Defiance, Ohio is mentioned in season 2 episode 4. Was taping actually done in Defiance, Ohio?

  6. Michael Unit and the Coffield Unit, just west of Palestine, TX

  7. Background replacement in movies is VERY common and very easy these days. I worked on many TV shows when I lived in LA, where we'd be filing outdoors such as this with giant portable green/blue screens. Once the show aired, I'd always be impressed by how they could make LA look like any other place they want.


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