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13 Vancouver Filming Locations Used In TRON: Legacy

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TRON: Legacy, the 2010 science-fiction action sequel to the 1982 cult classic, filmed in Vancouver for just over two months in the Spring of 2009. Over a dozen film sets were created at a studio in Burnaby for the “virtual reality” 3D parts of the movie while the 2D “live-action” human world aspects used locations around Vancouver.

The movie saw Jeff Bridges reprise his role as Kevin Flynn and also starred Garret Hedlund as his son Sam and Olivia Wilde as Quorra. Bruce Boxleitner played three roles: Tron, Rinzler and Alan Bradley. It went on to gross $400 million (USD) at the worldwide box office for the franchise which also also has comics, books, video games and an animated television series.

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Here are 13 locations around Vancouver used in TRON: Legacy that you may recognize:

Flynn vs. Cop

Sam Flynn on his motorcycle speeding through the night streets, heading to the Encom headquarters, turns into a high speed chase from the police. The chase sequence uses multiple recognizable Vancouver streets:

Cassiar Tunnel

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Expo Boulevard

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Cambie Street Bridge

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8th Avenue & Fir Street

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West Cordova Street

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Encom

A Vancouver skyscraper was used as the Encom headquarters tower, which he breaks into and parachutes off of:

1050 West Pender Street

Photo: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Shang-ri La Hotel

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Photo: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

West Georgia Street

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Police Station

Vancouver City Hall

Photo: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Sam’s House

A North Vancouver motion picture and television studio complex was used as Sam’s trendy urban riverfront home. It’s also been used for TV shows like The 100, Fringe, Arrow and Dark Angel.

Aja Tan Studios

Photo: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Photo: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Photo: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Photo: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Sam & Quorra

At the end of the movie Sam and Quorra ride off into the sunset, through an iconic Vancouver park and bridge:

Stanley Park

Tron: legacy vancouver
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Lions Gate Bridge

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Childhood Home

Vancouver isn’t the only city that got in on the TRON action as a South Surrey home along Crescent Beach was used as Sam’s childhood home. The same home was used as a crime scene for an episode of Psych.

2766 O’Hara Lane, Surrey

Tron: legacy
Photo: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Tron: legacy
Photo: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Disney previously halted plans for a third installment of the movie and later cancelled plans in 2015. But as of early 2017 there are reports that Disney is planning to reboot the franchise. Jared Leto is rumored to star in Tron 3.

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Screen shot photos sourced: moviemaps.org

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