Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Flynn's Arcade from Tron. Before/After Pics

When I started my new job in Culver City early this year, I was not familiar with the area at all. One of my friends pointed out that right down the street from us was the building they used to shoot the Flynn's Arcade stuff in. I grabbed my camera to shoot some exteriors of the building, but there were some nice guys doing some work inside and they let me take some pictures of the interior as well. I guess it used to be an Italian restaurant, but it's getting turned into something else.
For me this was huge. I loved the movie Tron growing up. I think It was one of the first movies I ever had on VHS.
Also... Sorry the photos are so huge... still new to all this.


Lee-Roy said...

Haha! I didn't realize that building was in Tron. I went to that San Gennaro place once. It was a pathetically sad affair and I won't miss it much. Any idea what they're doing with the place? I've noticed they're working on it.

Willis Carrier said...

Not sure what it's going to be... but when I find out I'll post some more pics.

Anonymous said...

Ya know, I too am a super TRON geek. When I first started working for Disney back in 2000, they had us all take "the tour" of the lot and we stopped at the Prop warehouse. While we looked around this giant room filled with a gazillion props from different movies, the tour guide asked us if we recognized any items. My jaw dropped as I glanced up to the ceiling when I deiscovered the actual "Flynn's" neon light hanging high above us all. I asked if that was the prop from the exterior, and was told that "Yes it was.. ya know, it's funny because out of all the years I had been giving this tour, you are the first one to comment on that."

Someday I will find a way to purchase that prop and hang it proudly high above my house... ok.. I'll put it in the garage above my tron machine.

Cool pics, thanks for sharing
Zac MOncrief (can't remember my blog sign in..sorry)

Jeff said...

Zac Moncreif you are a geek!!! I don't think you will be buying that sign anytime soon because of yo childrenses. We need to have lunch yo. I miss you man...yes in that way.

Anonymous said...

ha ha jEff- you sexy philipino!

Rob Bursey said...

as a fellow tron nerd, i must say that this is a sweet find.

nice work on the discovery and documenting of the then and now :D

Anonymous said...

I am the person who took the photograph that Kamui was talking about earlier in this thread.

I just added my images to my TRON Arcvies site. Come on by and take a look.

Anonymous said...

Naturally, my link was removed. Here it is as text.

Mark said...

The location was reused in the new Tron Legacy (2010) movie.