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Southern California locations where
the movie hadn't come out yet on DVD when I created this page, it features the filming locations
of the scenes shown in the two theatrical trailers. You can watch the first
were three (count 'em, three) different schools appearing in the
of the fictional Brookside High School
in filming this movie.
one of them was an actual high school. The other two were middle
All three, of course, were in the Los Angeles area, but spread out
(as Randy Newman might say) "from the South Bay to the Valley..."
obvious one in the movie's trailer, what seems to be the main
school front of Brookside High
is John Burroughs Middle School,
at 600 S. McCadden Place,
(between Wilshire & 6th St), in the Hancock Park section
of Los Angeles.
screencap above, the camera is looking east/southeast from McCadden, at
the Administration Building.)
those unfamiliar with the city of Lakewood, it's just north of Long Beach.)
But look out, here
comes the third school...
one, we need to travel about 47 miles northwest of Lakewood, to the San
athletic field scene
below? The field with the tall trees in the background?
outdoor scenes were filmed at Holmes Middle
at 9351 Paso Robles Ave,
cheerleader scene was shot on the grassy field on the west side
of the school.
In that screenshot, the camera is looking south/southwest towards that
cluster of trees.
(The street seen through the chain link fence is Wish Avenue.)
This is the same football field where the shed (full of prom decorations) burns to the ground,
and where the principal tells Jesse he has to help Nova rebuild everything.
And so was the scene
below, the brief glimpse (through a blue filter) of the kids running
That was shot in the cafeteria kitchen at Lakewood
High School. (The scenes of Jesse & Nova sneaking
into the rival school prom - and being chased through the halls by the janitor - we all at Lakewood.)
But then, we're
suddenly back in the Valley, for an outdoor scene with Jesse on a
That scene was shot on the same athletic field at Holmes
you're seeing a pattern emerge here...
The shots of
the brick school exterior were shot at John Burroughs.
scenes were shot at Lakewood.
And the grassy
athletic field scenes were shot at Holmes.
for better or worse, it's not quite that simple.
The hallway scenes, for instance, were divided up between both Burroughs
The halls at Burroughs have green doors and woodwork, and slightly arched
The halls at Lakewood have tile walls, and the lockers are flush with wall.
outdoor quad scenes, where you see students milling around in back of the
were also split between Burroughs and Lakewood. You can easily tell them
Burroughs is brick while the more modern Lakewood High isn't.
this final quad scene
(below) was shot at Burroughs.
And then, of course,
there are the scenes not shot at any of those schools...
this funny scene of the truck ripping down
filming location is nowhere near the other three. It's way over near Pasadena, CA.
than two miles north of the Rose Bowl (yes, that Rose Bowl), just
above the Foothill (210) Freeway,
you'll find a divided street named Oak
Grove Drive, in the town of Altadena.
At one point, Oak Grove
passes under a small road named Yucca Lane.
And it's here that they filmed the truck scene.
is standing up on Yucca Lane,
on an overpass, looking down west at Oak
Grove Drive below. The truck
is heading west on Oak Grove Drive, and Lloyd's would-be prom date
(Jen) is driving east on that same street.
life, the truck and the car couldn't pass each other like that, since they
are both on the same
(south) side of a divided road - and traffic in both lanes of that side
of Oak Grove can only go east.
But for the sake of the scene, they pretended it was a two-way street...
But here are some
extra location shots from the second "PROM"
second trailer, they stuck with John
Burroughs Middle School, but opted
for a slightly different opening
shot, using the school's 6th Street
side (the North Building)
this time, instead of the Administration Building.
is a night shot with prom-goers entering what would seem to be the dance
in the gym.
That brick building is also at Burroughs, but is actually the school Auditorium,
which faces west onto McCadden (just south of the Administration building).
It's an outdoor
quad shot, but doesn't appear to be Burroughs. So what do you
Lakewood High or Hughes Middle School? .
If you said Lakewood
Next, now that the DVD is out, we'll take a look at the scenes which weren't in the trailers...
including the party house, Jesse's house, Simone's house,
the motorcycle scenes, the malt shop, and the Stick Hippo concert...
The photos on this page are
stills from "PROM"
(which you can buy by clicking
here) and are copyright Walt Disney Pictures.