A - Studio Administration Building and entrance to underground car park as seen from Shenley Road
running behind A -
M - Elstree House (demolished)
running between stages 7, 8 and 9 and J - Boiler House. Looking towards
F - Scene Docks
M – Power House
G - Miscellaneous Building
Looking towards E - Miscellaneous Building from
the roof of B -
View of land formerly occupied by tank (back of supermarket).
Panorama of back-lot from E. Click on image for more detail.
Photo dated August 1966
The Star Wars Stage 1978.
Some older photos of the site:
British International Pictures Ltd. Studios with contstuction starting on British and Dominion studios (left) 1928
British and Dominion studios (left) and British International Pictures Ltd. studios (right)
1936 - Fire destroys British and Dominion studios. The fire brigade mange to prevent it spreading to British International Pictures Ltd. Studios. The site was not redeveloped until the Studio Administration Building and Stages 7, 8 and 9 were built on the site in the mid 1960s.
In the bottom left hand corner you can see sets on the original back-lot
1947 - Reconstruction after the war (and demolition of wartime structures)
1961 - Stages 1 and 2, road between substation and scene docks (looking east), and Shenley Road from Admin Block/Reception
1970’s after the building of Stage 6, but before the John Maxwell Building
Note the repairs to the roof of Stage 3 after it caught fire during the making of The Shining in 1978.
2009 - Only the boiler house the electricity sub station remain of the original British International Pictures Ltd. studio.