visit the film locations
Los Angeles: Flights: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Burbank is in the San Fernando Valley, north of Hollywood, on I-5, the Golden State Freeway. Sunland and Tujunga are north of Burbank, off Highway 210, the Foothill Freeway
Travel Inn, 7254 Foothill Boulevard, Tujunga (tel: 818..352.5951) at Hillhaven Avenue
The Blue Room, 916 South San Fernando Road at Alameda Avenue, Burbank (tel: 323.849.2779)
For Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, the Emery Animal Hospital, and the adjoining branch of United Rentals, were sets built on the 7500 block of Foothill Boulevard, Sunland, a few blocks from the Travel Inn
Memento location: Leonard's Discount Inn motel: Travel Inn, Foothill Boulevard, Tujunga, San Fernando Valley
The film was shot almost entirely in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, where most of the major film studios can be found – and hence a popular area for location filming.
There's no ‘Discount Inn’. The motel in which amnesiac Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) holes up, is the Travel Inn, 7254 Foothill Boulevard, Tujunga at Hillhaven Avenue. Will Smith stays here in 2008 drama Seven Pounds. The motel is not far from the animal sanctuary location for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Tujunga, incidentally, is where you'll find Elliot’s house from E.T..
Memento location: “I’m chasing this guy. No. He’s chasing me...”: Monte Vista Mobile Estates, Foothill Boulevard, Sunland, San Fernando Valley
“ OK. So what am I doing? I’m chasing this guy. No. He’s chasing me...”: Leonard plays cat-and-mouse, or mouse-and-cat, with Dodd around the motor homes of Monte Vista Mobile Estates, 8100 Foothill Boulevard, Sunland.
Memento location: ‘Fact No.6’ at ‘Emma’s Tattoos’: Edward I Zwern Building, Foothill Boulevard, Sunland, San Fernando Valley
Directly across the boulevard, Hatti-Kay Coiffures, in the Edward I Zwern Building, 8119 Foothill Boulevard at Mather, became ‘Emma’s Tattoo’, where “Fact No. 6: car license SG13 7IU” is inked onto Leonard’s body.
Memento location: ‘Ferdy’s Bar’: The Blue Room, South San Fernando Road, Burbank, San Fernando Valley
Natalie puts Leonard’s short-term memory loss to the test by serving up disgustingly contaminated beer. ‘Ferdy’s Bar’ is the Blue Room, 916 South San Fernando Road at Alameda Avenue, Burbank, which can also be seen in Touch and Change of Heart.
Behind the corrugated front is a stylish neighbourhood bar, good for after-work drinks and with a rep for attracting studio execs. It's also the bar at which Nate (Jon Voight) is drinking when he gets a call from McCauley (Robert de Niro) to get Van Zany’s address in Michael Mann’s Heat.