by Adam Bookbinder
The fictional town of Hill Valley that’s portrayed in Back to the Future, is actually much of the Los Angeles area.
Here are many local filming locations used in Back to the Future:
Doc Brown’s Garage/Lab – This was located next to the Burger King located at 545 North Victory Blvd. in Burbank. We actually see Marty McFly grab onto the back of a pick-up truck and head down the road, which is Victory Blvd. The actual home is located in Pasadena.
Twin Pines Mall – The location was actually the parking lot of Puente Hills Mall in the City of Industry.
Courthouse Square with the clock tower – These scenes were shot on the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot.
The McFly’s 1985 home – Roslyndale Avenue in Arleta/Pacoima.
1985 entrance to Lyon Estates – The corner of Sandusky Avenue and Kagel Canyon Street, a few blocks away from Roslyndale Avenue.
Hill Valley High School – Whittier High School
The barn Marty crashes into when he travels back to 1955 – Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch in Newhall.
The 1955 entrance to Lyon Estates – Northeast corner of Bickmore Ave. and Cucamonga Ave. in Chino.
Marty McFly’s parents’ homes in 1955 – Both located on Bushnell Ave. in South Pasadena.
1985 Battle of the Bands audition – McCambridge Recreation Center at McCambridge Park on Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank.
Enchantment Under The Sea dance – The basement of the Hollywood United Methodist Church on the corner of Highland and Franklin in Hollywood.