Los Angeles Center Studios

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Los Angeles Center Studios is a multipurpose facility in the former Unocal Center building (opened as Union Oil Center in April 1958) next to the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, California. Architect William Pereira designed what was the headquarters of Union Oil Company of California. The studio itself was opened in 1999, three years after Union Oil Company of California vacated the premises.

The converted building now includes six film production sound stages and areas available as theatres or for events. It is located near W. 6th Street and Beaudry Avenue; the main gate's address is 450 South Bixel Street.[1] Most film and TV production facilities in the Los Angeles region are located either in suburbs of the city (such as Hollywood itself) or adjacent cities like Burbank and Culver City; Los Angeles Center Studios is one of the only facilities actually located near downtown L.A.

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Charlie Crews, the protagonist on the American Television serial "Life", views the "Bank of Los Angeles" from a nearby rooftop

The Los Angeles Center Studios is where many films and shows have been filmed.

The building itself has played roles in several TV shows: in Cold Case, as the Philadelphia Police Department; in Numb3rs as the Los Angeles FBI field office, in TNT's Legends it houses the FBI's "Deep Cover Operations" (DCO) unit, and in Life as the "Bank of Los Angeles" (with that title on the south face of the tower in huge letters.)


  1. "About Us". Los Angeles Center Studios. Retrieved 26 June 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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