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Mt. Hollywood Tunnel

This nondescript tunnel has been featured in a number of iconic movies, from “Roger Rabbit” to “Back to the Future.” 


From the Bronson Caves to the world-famous observatory, Griffith Park has been one of Hollywood’s most prolific filming locations. The site has appeared in hundreds of movies throughout its history and and has garnered quite a bit of fame. On the other hand, the Mt. Hollywood Tunnel located under its hillside may not be as famous, but it’s a star in its own right.

Its most notable appearance in a film is in the 1988 cult classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit, where it was featured as the transdimensional entrance to Toontown. It was also part of the Back to the Future Part II’s chase scene, WarGames, Barton Fink, Bumblebee, and dozens of TV series over the past 70 years.

In several movies, the tunnel was edited to appear as if it stretched for miles, but in reality, a drive-through is merely 10 seconds long at best.

It stands so nondescript and worn that it’s almost hard to believe that it’s a popular Hollywood set. 

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