Saturday, February 18, 2017

Best Movies Filmed In Simi Valley!

Our clients using our party bus and limousine services have made us aware of the over 800 movies and TV-series that have been filmed here in Simi Valley. From Men in Black, Coming to America and Poltergeist, in this article we will present our limo rentals clientele list of best movies filmed here in Simi. Ventura County Limousine is a local Simi Valley limo rentals service, which as been located on Easy Street serving the valley for over 20 years. We are proud of serving Simi Valley, which is rated by the FBI as one of America’s safest cities. Conveniently located midways between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, booking Santa Ynez- and Malibu wine tours here are common. Other popular services include prom transportation, party bus nights out, LAX limousines, limo date nights and, as we will highlight in this article, cinematic tours of Simi and nearby areas. So without any further due, let us present our top list of best movies filmed in Simi Valley!

The Poltergeist (1982) house on Roxbury Street
Most movies filmed in Simi were shot at Big Sky Movie Ranch (4927 Bennett Rd), Corriganville Movie Ranch (7001 Smith Rd), Anjac Studios West (101 W Cochran St), Hummingbird Nest Ranch (2940 Kuehner Dr), Tapo Rock and Sand (5141 Tapo Canyon Rd), Lost Canyons Golf Club (3301 Lost Canyons Dr) and at the Gillibrand Mine (5810 Bennet Rd). An exception is Poltergeist (1982), which was filmed at 4267 Roxbury Street. Getting their photos taken by the Poltergeist-house is a popular event for local party bus and limo rentals. The golfing scenes in The Longest Yard (2005) however were filmed at the Lost Canyons Golf Club, limo rentals travelers told us. Saving Mr. Banks (2013) is one of many movies partially filmed at Big Sky Movie Ranch, a popular place to visit for party bus and limousine services. In this film you can see the family walking through a field in Australia at the beginning of the movie, which was filmed here. Others include the helicopter scene in The Mummy (2017) and the World War II-scenes from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). TV-series filmed here include Westworld (2016-), Little House on the Prairie (1974-1983), Gunsmoke (1955-1975), Dallas (1978-1991), Jericho (2006-2008), Rawhide (1959-1965), and many more. Another film with scenes from Big Sky Movie Ranch is Django Unchained (2012). The scene where racists are planning an attack on Dr. Schultz’s wagon was filmed here. A nighttime overview of Simi Valley is featured in a favorite movie of several limousine rentals clients, namely in The Big Lebowski (1998). In the movie Hail, Caesar! (2016) there’s a scene showing Rome’s Appian Way, which also was shot here. The mountain featured in the ending scene of Transformers (2007) with Optimus Prime may have looked familiar to local Simi limo rental clientele. This scene was filmed on the top of Whiteface Mountain!


The saucer crash scenes in Men in Black (1997) was also done at Big Sky Movie Ranch. Coming to America (1988), Wild Bill (1995) and Driftwood (1994) are just a few others featuring scenes from this ranch. The palace seen in Coming to America with Eddie Murphy was built on flat lands behind the ranch. Many may remember the toy village built by Mount McCoy in the winter of 2002-2003. 24 "houses" were built here for the filming of The Cat in the Hat (2003). The neighborhood and city center in this film was located right here by the Ronald Reagan Library and nearby Mount McCoy. Remember the drive-in movie scene from Poetic Justice (1993)? In this film you can see Janet Jackson watch a film at the former Simi Valley Drive-In (361 Tierra Rejada Road). The home and neighborhood featured in Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) is located at Azure Hills Dr. In the end of Bachelor Party (1984) you can see chase scenes from the fictional Mann 36 Theater, actually located at the Mann 6 Theater in Simi. This theater is located where HomeGoods now is located at Sycamore Square on 3050 Cochran Street. Furthermore, two scenes from the movie The Good Girl (2002) were filmed in Simi. While the retail shop is located at 2790 E. Los Angeles Ave, Holden's house is found at 5368 Leland Circle.

Optimus Prime in Transformers (2007)
on top of Whiteface Mountain
Corriganville Movie Ranch, now named Corriganville Park, is another popular filming locale in Simi Valley and a favorite destination for Thousand Oaks party bus and limo rentals in Simi. It is located in eastern Simi Valley at 7001 Smith Road. Some TV-series featuring Corriganville are Gunsmoke (1955-1975), Bonanza (1959-1973), Laramie (1959-1963), Death Valley Days (1952-1970), Wagon Train (1957-1965), The Lone Ranger (1949-1957), Adventures of Superman (1952-1958), Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958-1961), The Fugitive (1963-1967) and numerous others. An underwater scene in Adventures of Superman was for example filmed in the underwater bunker here, nicknamed Robin Hood Lake, which is still standing today and is a popular place to photograph for clients of limousine services. Our clientele at the limousine services have told us about the many other movies featuring water scenes from the concrete pool here include Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Jungle Jim (1948) and The African Queen (1951). The army fort in the film Fort Apache (1948), starring John Wayne, was also located at Corriganville. Recently we had tourists visiting here by limo rentals services to see their favorite filming locations here. The same fort was also featured in The Adventures of Tin Tin (1954-1959), a TV-series where most outdoor scenes were filmed here. The same fort was also used for filming The Swordsman (1948) and others. There’s also a cave here which was often used as an Indian hideout. Limo clients have recognized this cave from Arizona Whirlwind (1944), Billy the Kid vs Dracula (1966), The Fugitive (the episode “10,000 Pieces of Silver”) and Perils of Nyoka (1942). A sandstone rock formation known as Canyon Rock (Hideout Rock) is featured in Jungle Manhunt (1951) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). Whether to use limousine services in order to see scenes from your favorite Western-movies, Robin Hood, Superman or just go for a hike, order limousine services to Corriganville Park for a fun experience in the great outdoors while taking a break from limo luxury. We recently had clients combining Malibu wine tours with great movie-sightseeing in Simi, before ending it all by a party in Hollywood.


The Santa Susana Pass in easternmost Simi Valley has been featured in a variety of Western movies. Some movies with scenes here include Jack and the Beanstalk (1917), Range Warfare (1935), Shooting High (1940), Judith of Bethulia (1940) and others. Up the Santa Susana Pass and closer to Chatsworth is where we find Spahn Ranch, which may be mostly known for being home of the Manson family for several years. Movies were also made here through the 60's and 70's, including Hangfire (1968), The Ramrodder (1969) and Angels' Wild Women (1972). Up in the Santa Susana's is also where the Bell Location Ranch was located. This ranch was used for filming Zorro, The Big Valley, How the West Was Won and many other TV-series. Some of the movies filmed here include Sunset (1988) featuring Bruce Willis, Riding Shotgun (1954), Sierra Stranger (1957), Hard On the Trail (1971), Santee (1973) and a few others. 

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Limousine visitors have told us about the numerous other movies that has also been filmed in Simi. Did you for example know that Elena’s Mexican home in the film Savages (2012) is Hummingbird Nest Ranch? Or that the outdoor scenes in The Beastmaster (1982) is located in northern Simi Valley? The Countrywide Home Loans Corporate Headquarters in Sneakers (1992) is actually the PlayTronics Toy Company, located at National Way 400. Homegoods at 3050 Cochran St. is featured in Bachelor Party (1984), while the Tara cotton-fields in Gone with the Wind (1939) is also in Simi. Greg’s ranch in the series Knots Landing (1979-1993) is actually Hummingbird Nest Ranch, while The Lawnmower Man (1992) features scenes from the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Brandeis is also a popular place for bus rentals and limo visitors and students. The retail rodeo in The Good Girl (2002) is located at 2790 E. Los Angeles Ave., while the film Lions for Lambs (2007) featured Rocky Peak Park, a popular limousine destination for hikers. Many movies have parts filmed in the Burro Flats, which for example is the location of the Indian charge in Brave Warrior (1952). Burro Flats was also used for filming Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939), Adventures of Red Ryder (1940), They Rode West (1954), and many other Western classics. Limo services clients can also travel here to see locales from Sergeant York (1941), They Rode West (1954), Return from Witch Mountain (1978), Apache (1954), The Black Dakotas (1954) and many more.

So how about a cinematic tour with a party bus or limousine rental in Simi Valley? Or maybe Malibu wine tours or a night of fun in Hollywood? For whatever destination and for whatever occasion, trust your local Simi limo service for your transportation needs!



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