Filming at 440 Elm in Long Beach
440 Elm offers a historic landmark 23K sq ft building with many diverse spaces and looks to shoot. Located within the studio zone in downtown Long Beach, 440 Elm adds a breathtaking space to the many convenient locations available for filming in the nearby vicinity.
440 Elm is noted both for a distinctive Renaissance Revival facade that has been in a Super Bowl commercial (Got Milk? 2017 w/ the Rock). Inside it now offers one of the largest ballrooms in Southern California.
High End Historic Spaces
Built in 1913 by noted architect Elmer Grey, 440 Elm offers a number of elegant foyers and rooms that would represent a high end historic location for an elegant locale or party:
- Exterior/ front: A 60' tall facade with classic Renaissance columns, square face, and triangular top channels churches and other significant buildings of 100 - 300 years ago. Balconies are available
- Sanctuary/ Ballroom: Our 6700 sq ft sanctuary with soaring 30' coffered ceilings, tall columns, a distinctive carved organ grate, gorgeous chandeliers, and dramatic stained glass could serve as a classic ballroom, bank, dining hall, courthouse, or similar setting.
- Black and white foyer: A black and white diamond foyer with chandeliers and stained glass provides a classic foyer for photography or as a transition between different scenes
- A white foyer: A classic marbled look with two doors provides a room that could serve as an entryway, hotel foyer, apartment foyer, or a number of other classic settings
- Exposed brick hallways: Long hallways next to an exposed brick wall provides a classic industrial look
- Bathrooms: Larger bathrooms provide room to shoot scenes that need to take place in more classic/ elegant setting
- Attic: A high -roofed attic space offers an 1100 sq ft lower attic level with wooden planks and skies up a steep ladder to a classic gangplank over a large ceiling
- Elevator: Our antique elevator channels a more historic vibe with a nicely maintained freight elevator feel. A uniformed elevator operator would fit in nicely
- Organ room: A full room with organ pipes ranging from a few inches tall to 16' provides a setting that might fit well with a detective or crime scene in a more unique setting
- An outdoor Plaza area offers a space that can be used as either a place to stage on outdoor wedding or a setting between two large buildings in what would likely be a college or research setting
- An outdoor garden with flowering arbors and several fountains may channel a pleasant place for an outdoor dinner, a chefs garden, a small wedding ceremony area, or a tranquil setting like a meditation retreat or private garden.
- We have two lots onsite that can be used for crew and equipment parking. This is a rare historic space with onsite parking in an urban setting