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Torrance High School

Address: 2200 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501

If you’ve seen a blockbuster hit then you’ve probably seen a movie that includes scenes filmed at Torrance High School. It’s surely one of the most recognizable high schools in the world (okay, at least in Southern California). Dozens of movies and television series have been filmed here. Whenever a campus is needed as a backdrop in Hollywood, Torrance High School is a popular choice among directors. After 100 years, this legendary campus will be celebrating its Centennial in September to honor its rich history.

The campus is pretty much iconic. In fact, it was Torrance’s first building to be listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Torrance High School opened in 1917 and has more than 100 classrooms. What makes it so attractive to Hollywood producers is the beautiful and unique Renaissance architecture of the campus. It’s also close to Los Angeles studios and the beach. Plus the weather here is basically perfect.

A few famous hits filmed here include Bruce AlmightyNot Another Teen Movie, and She’s All That. Popular TV shows include 90210Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Medium. You can check out our list of movies and shows filmed in Torrance here, more than 200 have been filmed around town.

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