Straight Outta Compton (2015) Filming Locations
With it’s huge rise in success, NWA has successfully made it with the hit movie Straight Outta Compton. The movie was filmed all over Los Angeles including the San Fernando Valley and North Hollywood. Starring in this movie is a wide range of new and upcoming actors and actresses such as O’Shea Jackson, Jr. playing as the famous Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins plays the wildly successful Producer Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell stars as Eazy-E (and does a fabulous job), and Paul Giamatti as the manager Jerry Heller, whose managing skills are said to have put Eazy-E outta business.
The instant classic Straight Outta Compton was filmed all over Los Angeles including the San Fernando Valley
On 09/25/2014 the L.A. riot-scenes were spotted being filmed at The Valley Plaza in North Hollywood, California
google street view > Laurel Canyon Blvd North Hollywood, CA 91606
google street view > Laurel Canyon Blvd and Sylvan St in North Hollywood, CA 91606
Thank you “gwendowlyn” for the tips & pics!
Fun Film Facts: Many movies & TV shows have been filmed The Valley Plaza
Skateland USA in Compton (external scenes)
google street view > 1950 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90059
The Moonlight Rollerway was used for the interior scenes of Skateland
google street view > 5110 San Fernando Rd, Glendale, CA 91204
Film Facts: Skateland USA in Compton was the actual location of N.W.A’s first official show. Originally a bowling alley before being turned into a skating rink and music venue.
Catch One was actually Jewel’s Catch One Dooto’s on Pico
google street view > 4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Fun Film Fact: This is the actual club Dr. Dre and Ice Cube first performed at.
The famous Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena was used to recreate a large concert scene
google street view > 3939 Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90037 (this location was torn down 11/15/2016)
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Directed By: F. Gary Gray
Written By: Jonathan Herman (screenplay), Andrea Berloff (screenplay)
About / Plot Summary
Straight Outta Compton is a bio-drama film about the rise and fall of the LA hip hop group N.W.A. The film borrows its title from the name of the groups debut album.
Straight Outta Compton stars O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, and Paul Giamatti as the manager Jerry Heller. Among the film’s Producers are Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and Eazy-E ’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright, with MC Ren and DJ Yella (add plot summary)
Original Release Date: 08/14/2015
Production / Distribution Co: Universal Pictures / Legendary Ent. / Cube Vision
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