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Old Posted Sep 13, 2008, 5:19 PM
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Movie Shoot Locations

seeing as how we all know what a movie shoot looks like with its unassuming barrage of white trucks and trailers, and street closures in popular areas like Gastown. i'm starting a thread that i noticed isn't here for shoot locations around town for upcoming movies.

any papparazzi can figure that out, and i'm certain there's a few closet pap's on this forum, or just general would be celeb stalkers.

i'd like it if we could post what is shooting where, and who is in it, but thats not always possible. so, just include the locations for the current shoots, and we'll speculate from there.

currently, and for the past week, North Vancouver from about Lonsdale and Third Street has been San Francisco. as well the open air parking lot at Lonsdale Quay has been closed as its now a used car lot. not sure if anyone here has noticed that or not. anyone know who's in the movie, and what the title is? i've seen signs up Lonsdale (specifically at 8 Street) for Night At The Museum 2, but i'm not sure that takes place in San Francisco.
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I asked one of the "grips" (is that what they're called?) yesterday about what they were shooting on Lonsdale, and he said Cats and Dogs 2. Can't say I heard of Cats and Dogs 1. But it was a huge production, with various stores on Lonsdale converted to San Francisco. Very cool.

Also, there's a huge set being built close to the Fast Ferries dock on Lower Levels... I wonder if that's part of the production?
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cats and dogs 1 was actually pretty good i saw it the theatre with my nephews - enjoyed it



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there was some lighting and equipment set up outside the VAG - georgia street saturday night - i don't know if its left over or for something new this week

I know there were production vehicles last week at the VAG a common shooting location

the set for WATCHMEN is still standing on marine way in burnaby - the fencing is actually been cleared and you can get a much better view of the street set - amazing looking
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the set for WATCHMEN is still standing on marine way in burnaby - the fencing is actually been cleared and you can get a much better view of the street set - amazing looking
I'm looking forward to that movie so much! If it can live up to the original comic it will be one of the greatest superhero movies ever.
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There was some sort of San Francisco cop movie/show being filmed by the new convention centre today. I took a few pics:

The funny thing is those concrete blocks were made of styrofoam (or at least the triangular ones to the far left - I saw a single guy sling one over his shoulder)...












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SpongeG:

VAG was being used as the set for Night At The Museum 2 with Ben Stiller and Hank Azaria, which is currently wrapping up post production.
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^ bahahahahaha @ the last pic.


If only the local media would stop reporting Twilight star sightings, those poor kids....
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The Convention Centre could make back half of its initial cost from the money it's collecting from location shoots there. I think it will continue to be used heavily--both inside and out--as a location shoot.
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neat - whats that set you can see from the skytrain just east of royal oak? in burnaby? like a street?
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neat - whats that set you can see from the skytrain just east of royal oak? in burnaby? like a street?
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^ yea, i've been wondering about that....and how could they film there with the SkyTrain track whizzing right above an open outdoor set?
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I work at the Shaw Tower, and there have been plenty of movie crews nearby in the last few days. There is a lot going on at the small club building adjacent to the Marine Building, and tonight, then new convention centre building was being shot. They had all kinds of lit signs inside to make it look like a German airport, and all the cars on Canada Place (the street) outside were all German. Our security guard told me it was A-Team being filmed.
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They had a big scene at Waterfront Station during last night's Fringe episode.
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I missed it, thanks for this!!
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^weird, like Paladin there said, that was some Konesig Bank or something like that Sunday afternoon.

Few pics from Sunday:







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^weird, like Paladin there said, that was some Konesig Bank or something like that Sunday afternoon.
Thanks for the pics.
That scene is hilarious...I don't know what could be more wrong:
1. A North American bus (Orion V)
2. The Police cars have Post Office plates (Bundespost = BP)
3. North American spec cars.
4. Road markings and traffic signs are different...like the crosswalk.

The Dodge Sprinter (AKA Mercedes Sprinter) is the closest thing to being believable.

Seriously, who do they hire for this stuff?
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Seriously, who do they hire for this stuff?
The A-Team!

That's what the film was. I happened to be there when they shot the action scene. It was pretty cool to see the whole thing go down in person.

A guy with a sub machine gun races through the lobby of the Convention Centre, which was doubling as Frankfurt International, and shoots out the glass doors ahead of him. While he is doing this a silver Mercedes peels out of the Centre's parking lot and fishtales around a BMW which careens into an oncoming Volvo. Our guy with the machine gun fires off his clip at the departing Merc as he jumps over the hood of the crashed Volvo and then switches to pistol and lets off the full clip. At that moment the polizei sedans skid stop and the guys jump out and start yelling for our guy to drop the gun. Then the police vans roll up and disgorge more police. The guy puts his hands up as the movie's female lead Jessica Beal maybe? walks up with a pistol and they talk.

The whole thing will last ten seconds on film and it took them the whole day to set up. CoV Engineering took down all of the street lights and the film co put up signs in german. All of the visible signs, including the hoarding ads for the Fairmont Pacific Rim were replaced with signs in german.
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yay, not only can we pretend to be American cities we can also double as a European one!!! :p
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yay, not only can we pretend to be American cities we can also double as a European one!!! :p
Yes, but when will we just be Vancouver? The only big production movie I can think of that Vancouver played itself in is Ballistic Ecks vs. Sever, and that was nothing to brag about.
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