Filming Locations Guide: Where was John Wick 3 filmed? The Continental Hotel

John Wick 3 Location
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John Wick 3 was primarily filmed in New York City and Morocco. Most of the movie was shot at night and raining, with the exception of the desert scenes.

The grace period is over. The revel excommunicado, played by Keanu Reeves, has a global bounty placed on his head, after breaking the rules conducting business on Continental Hotel grounds. From now on, John has to face the High Table's resolutions, as he becomes a $14 million target for any hired hit man in the world.

John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum picks up shortly after where the second part ended, with John on the run. Although this third installment could have been the last one, at least a fourth sequel and two new spin-offs are in the pipeline: the film Ballerina and the TV series The Continental.

Also, don't miss out our complete guide to the filming locations with all the information about where John Wick 2 was filmed by following this link here.

The Continental Hotel Location

The Continental Hotel
The Continental Hotel essentially became another character in the film. Once more, the exterior was filmed in the Beaver Building in New York, which hosts a Haru Sushi restaurant. There are a few shots of the entrance hall in the Cunard Building, also in Manhattan.
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Image by courtesy of Lionsgate - Maps: Beaver Building / Cunard Building


Hotel Hall
The Hotel continues to expand in every installment with new rooms and areas. The lounge and the bar of the hotel in John Wick 3 is The Williamsburgh Savings Bank. This impressive neoclassical building was designed like a temple to finance and it has been transformed into an event space (it houses the Brooklyn Flea Market).
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John Wick Hotel set
According to American Cinematographer, the manager’s office two-story glass-and-steel structure on the top floors of the hotel was constructed at Gold Coast Studios in Long Island. Also the Continental’s terrace at the end of the movie was built in the studio, as the Rockefeller Center rooftop used in Chapter 2 was not convenient for the filmmakers to control the lighting.

Where was John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum filmed?

First scene with the taxi in New York
The story begins in Times Square, with John running with his dog in the heart of Manhattan. He gets out of the cab at West 46th Street (pictured). Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Google Maps


John Wick 3 Library
The first fight was staged in the New York Public Library on the 5th Ave.
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The Chinatown scenery
The action continues in the historic streets of Chinatown (pictured, Doyers St).
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John Wick 3 film location
The scenes of John riding a horse were filmed in and around 86 St in Brooklyn, under the tracks of the BMT Sea Beach Line near the 20 Avenue Station. Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Google Maps


Moscow dance theater sequence
The Tarkovsky Theater, home of the Russian ballet and the assassin academy, is the United Palace of Cultural Arts (the former Loew's 175th Street Theater). Located at 4140 Broadway in Washington Heights (Manhattan), the venue opened in 1930 as a deluxe movie theatre, until it was purchased in 1969 by an evangelistic church association. The producers used the exterior, the lobby and the auditorium, but some backstage rooms were actually filmed in an empty estate house in Yonkers.
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Grand Central Terminal
The production secured for filming the iconic Grand Central Terminal station.
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Bowery King Manhattan
The exterior scenes with the Bowery King were recorded on the top of a building near Manhattan Bridge at 135 Plymouth St. Image courtesy of Lionsgate - Map


Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge
The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge (the double-decked suspension viaduct connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn), was closed to film the spectacular motorcycle chase sequence. However, the entrance pictured above was filmed in the triumphal arch and colonnade of the Manhattan Bridge.
Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Violinbd - Map

Filming Locations in Morocco

John Wick 3 drehort
A key section of the movie featuring Sofia, a manager of her own hotel, takes place in Morocco. Some establishing footage was recorded in the port and the citadel of Essaouira, doubling as Casablanca. John walks through the archway streets and maze-like passages of the medina in the old town.
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Essaouira City in Morocco
Sofia and John meet Berrada, a member of the High Table, in Essaouira's city walls and ramparts overlooking the Atlantic ocean. Scenes for the season 3 of Game of Thrones were also filmed in this same bastion.
Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Matthew and Heather - Map


Old town market
The fight in the kasbah was filmed in the central Place Marché aux grains, a small square full of shops, lined with arcades and paved with pebbles. Image courtesy of Lionsgate and Carla - Map


Walking in the Desert in Morocco
The scenes in the Sahara Desert were filmed in the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga, near Erfoud. This is a remote oasis town close to the border with Algeria, with huge sand dunes and amazing views over the desert.
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Keanu Reeves leads the returning cast along with Ian McShane (Winston), Laurence Fishburne (the Bowery King) and Lance Reddick (the concierge). Director Chad Stahelski is expanding the world of assassins and gold coins with some famous new faces. John's reluctant ally, Sofia, is played by Halle Berry. Anjelica Huston is the Director of the Ruska Roma society. Completes the main cast Asia Kate Dillon as the Adjudicator, Mark Dacascos as hitman Zero, Jerome Flynn as the Master of Coin, and French actor Saïd Taghmaoui (of Berber ancestry from Essaouira) as the Elder.


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