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California Plaza in the Movies

In light of the Academy Awards this past Sunday, we'd like to take the opportunity to pay our respects to the movies. Here at Grand Performances, we are privileged to have shared our beautiful California Plaza with Hollywood on various occasions. So put your inner film-buff to the test to, and see if you recognize where these memorable movie scenes took place!

Do any of these scenes look familiar? 

 Remember when an assignment to destroy a coffee bar went awry in David Fincher’s 1999 hit, Fight Club? This explosive scene was shot at our very own Water Court.



How about a romantic afternoon with 500 Days of Summer’s Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt canoodling on a park bench? The duo was actually spotted filming in our picturesque Angels Knoll, just steps away from Angels Flight Railway. Thanks for sharing our beautiful view with the world, Fox Searchlight!



Finally, recall a scene in the disaster film 2012, in which John Cusack's character encounters some difficulty propelling his plane over two tall obstacles? You guesses it! They were none other than California Plaza One and California Plaza Two: our 577-foot tall, 42-floor towers built in 1992.


You too can be a part of our California Plaza movie location. We won't have disasterous balls and planes on the plaza, but we will have 10 weeks of summer (concerts). The downtown L.A. love affair (which will definetely turn out better than Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's), kicks off on June 22. In the mean time, let’s give a round of applause to the California Plaza for its Oscar-worthy performances!

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