Thursday, June 30, 2016

"Better Call Saul" Filming Locations - Season 3

This post is the fourth of five posts regarding "Better Call Saul" filming locations (last updated February 22, 2017).

This post focuses on Season 3 locations.

The Blog Sidebar contains links to Filming Location posts.  These include:
  • Eight "Breaking Bad" filming location posts;
  • Three additional posts regarding "Breaking Bad" related subjects;
  • Six "Better Call Saul" filming location posts;
  • One additional post regarding "Better Call Saul" related subjects;
  • Two links to OldeSaultie's Google maps of "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" filming location sites. These are the best filming location maps on the Web! The KML files available at these addresses are particularly useful for importing locations into GPS-equipped devices.

Let me know if you have any problems or questions. E-Mail address: valdezmarc56@gmail.com

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"A Guidebook To 'Breaking Bad' Filming Locations (Albuquerque as Physical Setting and Indispensable Character)"

I first published a book on 'Breaking Bad' filming locations in April, 2014. I have updated it several times since then (on the Third Edition now). If you already purchased the first or second editions, the updated version isn't so different that you also need to buy the updated version.

What distinguishes the Third Edition from the First Edition is:
1.) Suggested touring circuits have been simplified, even as more locations have been added;
2.) There are more anecdotes and historical facts about Albuquerque.
3.) In addition to the contributions of Sven Joli, there are also new illustrations by Brian T. Bailey and Tom Lamb.

To avoid unnecessary friction, I have redacted the addresses of all single-family homes in the book. (These addresses are still available in these blog posts, however.)

Many pictures posted on my blog are retained in the book, but the pictures in the print edition are black-and-white, in order to keep costs down. Pictures in the Kindle edition are in color, however.


(Publication date January 26, 2016; 335 pages in length.)

The Third Edition of the book can be ordered here: Print. Kindle


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What Is He Thinking Today?




Los Pollos Hermanos Promotional Ad


Los Pollos promo.



New Season 3 Filming Locations

[Locations and/or basecamps are based on observations, speculation, and unsubstantiated hearsay from knowledgeable people.]


Northeast Heights (E. of Wyoming, W. of Juan Tabo, S. of Osuna)

A1A Car Wash, formerly Octopus Car Wash, but now Mister Car Wash, at Eubank and Menaul Blvds. NE. The exact address is 9516 Snow Heights Circle NE.


Possible basecamp: God's House church near intersection of Wyoming and Menaul Blvds. NE.


Upper Northeast Heights (E. of Juan Tabo, S. of Osuna)

(no new locations offered with this update)


Northeast Heights (N. Of Osuna)

Mesa Verde Credit Union. Initially, we had heard that the address is 6200 Seagull St. NE, but that appears incorrect. The correct address is next door, at 6100 Seagull St. NE.


Seagull Office Plaza.


Seagull Office Plaza.

Seagull Office Plaza.


North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center.


North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center.


Risen Savior Catholic Church.



Lower Northeast Heights (W. of Wyoming), & Lomas Blvd. Corridor

Music Go Round, 7116 Menaul Blvd. NE.


Music Go Round, 7116 Menaul Blvd. NE.


Massage Parlor. The former Oriental Health Spa, Pennsylvania & Menaul Blvd. NE.


Coronado Mall. (Is this an actual filming location, or the site of a filming base camp?)


Coronado Mall.


Daniel Wormald's House, said to be at 124 Bellingham Court, 87116. Located at 7729 Robin Ave. NE (Season 2, episode 1, 'Switch'). Stolen baseball card collection, and a story that doesn't quite make sense.


Sandpiper Crossing, Sunset Pointe Apartments, 6500 Montgomery Blvd. NE (Season 1, episode 8, 'Rico'). Assisted living and out-of-state syringes.



Downtown

Police Dept., 400 Roma Ave. NW, as seen from Marquette Avenue.



Downtown West and Old Town

Just north of Hotel Albuquerque, at 800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, is National Auto Parts.


National Auto Parts.


National Auto Parts.



Huning Castle & ABQ Country Club

Possible filming location/base camp: 224 San Pasquale SW (Albuquerque Little Theatre)

Chuck McGill's Home, 1607 San Cristobal Road SW.



Huning Highlands/ Martineztown Locations

Greek Orthodox Church, 308 High Street SE.


Filming location/base camp:
1415 Broadway Blvd. NE.

University Area & Near Presbyterian Hospital

851 University Blvd. (NE or SE? Both are plausible.)


Tri-H Convenience Store, 225 Yale Blvd. SE.



Nob Hill

(no new locations offered with this update)


South Valley (West of River), Southwest Albuquerque and Pajarito Mesa

Los Pollos Hermanos, Twisters, 4257 Isleta Blvd. SW.


Yellow House near Twisters.


Yellow House.


Yellow House.


Yellow House.


Yellow House.


A possible filming locations/base camp: Valley Christian Church - 2850 Gun Club Rd. SW.

El Michoacano Restaurant, 2511 Isleta Blvd. SW. This location is near Alberto's Tire Pros & Gina and Rudy's Old School New & Used Things. Near the intersection of Blake Rd. & Isleta Blvd. SW.


San Jose Neighborhood and South Valley (East of River)

Mexican Meth Lab (Season 4, episode 10, 'Salud'), Delta Power Co. LLC, 725 Electric Ave. SE.

Possible filming basecamp/location: 702 Electric Ave. (a "Breaking Bad" location!)


Five J's Auto Parts, 5404 Broadway Blvd SE. (Is this an actual filming location, or the site of a filming base camp?)


Amusing Muscle Man poses at Five J's.


The Veterinarian is at Rio Bravo Veterinary Hospital, 240 Rio Bravo Blvd. SE (Season 1, episode 6, 'Five-O'). Protection rackets and rabies shots. Also (Season 1, episode 8, 'Rico') and (Season 2, episode 3, 'Amarillo').

The Veterinarians and staff here were so welcoming and helpful!


Glass Block Windows in the lobby at Rio Bravo Veterinary Hospital.








Screencap, Rio Bravo Veterinary Hospital (Season 2, episode 3, 'Amarillo').

Possible basecamp for The Veterinarian:
Admiral Beverage Company
3980 Prince St. SE



Southeast Heights

Juan Tabo Hills Bridge, Juan Tabo Blvd. SE.


Allen's Automotive, 12115 Central Ave. NE.

140 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE (very close to Day Spa and Salon, but is Route 66 Bingo the intended filming location?)

El Griego Guiñador, Paletería Michoacana de Paquimé, 6500 Zuni Road SE. Stunning mural of Paquimé, largest ruin at Casas Grandes, Chihuahua.



Near "Q" Studios

(no new locations offered with this update)


"Q" Studios

(no new locations offered with this update)


I-25 Corridor, North

Springer Industrial Center, 1415 Broadway Blvd. NE.


Springer Industrial Center, 1415 Broadway Blvd. NE.


Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1901 University Blvd. NE. (Is this an actual filming location, or the site of a filming base camp?)


Ranchers Club at Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Gus's Laundry ("Lavanderia Brillante": exterior disguise of the Superlab), Delta Uniform and Linen, 1613 Candelaria Rd. NE. The site is located across from the Ambassador Inn (with a "Signs" sign nearby).



North Valley

North of Hotel Albuquerque.


Gabaldon Run Access, Paseo del Bosque bike trail, I-40 and the Rio Grande.

A basecamp or another location?





Gabaldon Run Access, 1482 Gabaldon Place NW – an avenue of trees, some distance from Gabaldon Run access.


Gabaldon Run Access.


Leo's Bar, 1119 Candelaria Rd. NW.



Northwest Albuquerque

The Cinnabon at Cottonwood Shopping Center.


Rio Rancho

(no new locations offered with this update)


Corrales

(no new locations offered with this update)


West Mesa (except Pajarito Mesa)

Kim and Jimmy's new office, (formerly DiNicola Insurance Agency, currently vacant), 6311 Montaño Rd. NW. Mirror-imaged building with a copper ceiling.

Possible filming location base camp? - 7446 Jim McDowell Rd. NW, not that far from Double Eagle Airport.

Distant view of Double Eagle Airport.



Sandia And Manzano Mountains

Triangle Grocery and Meat Market, Cedar Crest, NM.


Triangle Grocery and Meat Market, Cedar Crest, NM.


Triangle Grocery and Meat Market, Cedar Crest, NM.


Triangle Grocery and Meat Market, Cedar Crest, NM.


Triangle Grocery and Meat Market, Cedar Crest, NM.


Triangle Grocery and Meat Market, Cedar Crest, NM.


Triangle Grocery and Meat Market, Cedar Crest, NM.



To'hajiilee

(no new locations offered in this update)


Zia Pueblo, San Ysidro, and Cabezon

(no new locations offered with this update)


Santa Ana Pueblo & Algodones

Power Plant, Public Service Co. of NM, 1500 Pan American Central Highway, Algodones, NM 87001.



Bernalillo and Placitas

The swimming pool at La Hacienda de Placitas.



Santa Fe & Lamy

(no new locations offered with this update)


Near Los Lunas and Belen

(no new locations offered with this update)


More Distant Locations

(no new locations offered with this update)


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3 comments:

  1. I've seen them filming at the Twisters restaurant that was used for Los Pollos Hermanos in Breaking Bad.

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