Thank You To Gary From The Seeing-Stars Website For Figuring Out The Motorcycle Location On Venice Beach

Thank You To Owen From The When Write Is Wrong Website For Figuring Out Where The Platinum Palace Once Stood

Thank You To Robert From The Set-Jetter Website For Finding The Work Entrance Location

  • (0:00)  Danny McGuire Sitting On The Rocks / Leo Carrillo State Beach; 35000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu

  • (0:04)  Kira Coming Alive From The Mural / Dudley Avenue At Speedway, Venice (Note: The View Is Looking Northeast From The Boardwalk And The Mural Was Made For The Movie As That Is Not Really A Dead End)

  • (0:07)  Some Of The Woman Come Alive And Run In The Street / Universal Studios Backlot, Universal City

  • (0:08)  Sonny Malone First Meeting Kira By Receiving A Kiss From Her / Palisades Park; Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

  • (0:09)  Sonny Arriving At Work / 1040 N. Las Palmas Avenue, Los Angeles

  • (0:15)  Sonny Borrowing A Motorcycle At The Beach / 1800 S. Ocean Front Walk, Venice (Note: This Takes Place By The Exercise Area And The Tennis Courts Real Close To The Official Muscle Beach)

  • (0:15)  Sonny Following Kira Onto A Pier And Later Crashing Off Into The Ocean / Malibu Pier; 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu (Note: I Believe The Actual Place Where He Drives Off the Pier Is Paradise Cove In Malibu)

  • (0:17)  Sonny Being Towed On His Roller Skates By The Van / Main Street And Hill Street, Santa Monica (Note: They Go East On Hill)

  • (0:18)  The Auditorium / Pan-Pacific Auditorium; 7600 W. Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles (Note: This Burned Down Since The Movie Was Made)

  • (0:24)  Platinum Palace / 240 S. San Fernando Blvd, Burbank (Note: This Building Has Since Been Torn Down And Now There Are Apartments There)

  • (0:53)  Sonny And Kira Having A Drink / Hollywood Bowl; 2301 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles

  • (1:11)  Sonny Looking At That Mural Of Kira While On The Boardwalk / Ocean Front Walk At Dudley Avenue, Venice (Note: That Mural And Wall Is Fake And Made For The Movie)


  1. Was Danny McGuire's home in Xanadu a set, a hotel ballroom, ....?

  2. According to thetudiotour.com, the interior of Danny’s house was filmed on Stage #1 at Hollywood Center Studios, which is currently called “Sunset Las Palmas Studios”. The address is:

    LOS ANGELES CA 90038

    Much of the rest of the movie was filmed on other stages on the lot. The studio’s Las Palmas Avenue gate (since removed) is seen as Sonny drives his car onto the lot (as mentioned above).


  3. Thank you for posting this valuable information in you website. I am a huge fan of Xanadu and I watched this movie I was living in Brazil and I never imagined that one day I was going to live so close to this beautiful places. Some months ago I had a privilege to see Olivia alive in her concert in Beverly Hills.