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Simulated paddle wheel and part of a river boat at Downey Studios

The Downey Studios was a production studio in Downey, California.[1] The studio featured 320,000 square metres (79 acres) of indoor and outdoor production space including a 4,600-square-metre (50,000 sq ft) building and a 23,000 square metres (250,000 sq ft) building which was home of the largest indoor water tank in North America. A suburban residential street backlot built especially for Christmas with the Kranks, with 5 complete homes and 11 facades, was also available at the studio.

Rear of facade

The studios were created out of the former Rockwell International plant where the Space Shuttle orbiters as well as some vehicles for the Apollo space program were assembled. The studios occupied only a portion of the former plant with the Downey Landing shopping complex, a Kaiser Permanente hospital, a park, and Columbia Memorial Space Center museum taking up the remainder of the space.

Studio buildings being demolished in November 2012

In October 2012 demolition of Downey Studios had begun. The Promenade at Downey retail power center is located on the site today.[2]

TV and film credits

Music Videos


  1. ^ "Downey Studios, Los Angeles". 2012-08-17. Archived from the original on 17 August 2012. Retrieved 2022-06-03.
  2. ^ Phillip Zonkel. "Downey officials see Tierra Luna Marketplace as economic boon". Long Beach: Press-Telegram. Archived from the original on 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2012-11-26.

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