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A Tour of Los Angeles

Bradbury Building - 304 S. Broadway (Southeast corner of 3rd & Broadway).
Kazushi Kimura has a page about the Bradbury Building.

Million Dollar Theater - 307 S. Broadway (Southwest corner of 3rd & Broadway). You can see this theater and its big marquee in the scene where Pris runs from Sebastian and breaks his car window. It's open to the public and shows films in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles.

The tunnel that Deckard drives through is either 3rd or 2nd street, a block or two west of the Bradbury building.

The Ennis-Brown House - 2655 Glendower Ave (off Western Ave above Los Feliz Blvd). Tours are conducted the second Saturday of each odd month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov). Info/reservations (213) 660-0607/668-0234.

Other locations used: the downtown Pan Am Building, where Deckard and Gaff search Leon's hotel room for clues, the old Los Angeles Union Station (police HQ), ``L.A. Eyeworks'' (Front of Chew's Eye World), on Melrose Avenue.

Excerpts from the 1992 Presskit:

Actors Rutger Hauer, Brion James and James Hong worked for two days amid icicles at US Growers Cold Storage, Inc.

The "Blade Runner" company also filmed at two of L.A.'s most beautiful architectural landmarks. The front of the Ennis Brown house in the Los Feliz area was designed in 1924 by Frank Lloyd Wright in a Mayan block motif. The building, the most monumental of Wright's western experimental work, is seen in the film as the entrance to Harrison Ford's apartment building, a huge condominium complex, hundreds of stories high.

The Bradbury Building, built in 1893 and recently threatened with architectural corruption by municipal safety modifications, was preserved on film by "Blade Runner." In one scene, Ford traces Hauer to the ornate edifice for the final showdown. In another, industrial designer J. F. Sebastian (William J. Sanderson) discovers street waif Pris (Daryl Hannah) and takes her into his apartment.

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