Some quick video shots taken between stills during our quick update of this location from February 23, 2013. The housing developments may soon ruin views like these. See our full location page for more.
Twin Pines Mall Location from “Back to the Future”
Located in Rowland Heights/Industry, CA
Editor’s Note: this text is from the old version of BTTF tour – we’re going to be revising these articles in the coming days. The photos and screenshots from these articles will all be down below for the time being, instead of thumbnails within the text. Thanks for your patience, and visit us again when everything’s tidied up!
Here it is. Doubtless one of the favorite locations in all of BTTF locationdom. Here it is, endless asphalt and driveways for your exploration. And if you come early (or late!) enough, you yourself can drive back in time… sort of…
As we learn from Doc Brown’s monologue, “Old Man” Peabody once owned all of this, and in 1955 this was once the “Twin Pines Ranch,” (and after Marty runs one over in 55 and we come back to the mall in the end of the movie, it’s the Lone pine mall.)
This is a location you MUST visit if you are a BTTF fan, and it’s one you really have to visit to get a sense of how the chase scenes work out. There’s not too much to tell that’s terribly interesting, though I have been here several times and it’s always a hoot, as we skateboard in the steps of Marty McFly and race our cars through the parking lot –(though I don’t suggest you do it, or risk arrest.. as I was threatened with last time, and not by Paul Blart either, by the real cops. We’ll have an update on why soon, when we find out if all the details are true).
It hasn’t changed too terribly much in the last few years, but sometime in the mid-90s it underwent a drastic facelift. And, as is wont to happen in a mall, the tenents come and go. In case you hadn’t guessed, there never was a photo-stand in the parking lot. Just make sure you enter from Colima Road, and enter the driveway on the SOUTH side of the mall, the one between TGI Fridays and the Soup Plantation.
Tip: Stop at TGI friday’s and have some lunch, their outdoor patio gives you a great view of the location!
While we haven’t provided you with much witty dialogue or many entertaining stories, we HAVE provided you with a TON of photos and screenshots of this location so that you can have a lot of reference when you visit! Just scroll down for the photos!
Here’s a handy reference map that was created years ago by our friends at the former exkren.com. In 2007, we created several vector-image maps of our own! Ours routes out the delorean’s course and sets this all in motion for everyone! This will give you the exact course!
Here’s our EXCLUSIVE map to the chase! This will help you find the EXACT spots you’re looking for! simply rollover the image with your mouse to see the chase routes, or click to enlarge the chase map!
EXTENSIVE Photo gallery going back nearly ten years!