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TheRaider.net Films Raiders of the Lost Ark Filming Locations
 
Filming Locations
 

Here follows a list of actual locations where scenes for Raiders of the Lost Ark have been filmed. The scenes have been arranged in the same order as their appearance in the film.

 
Opening scene:
Fern Grotto/Hulei’a Stream, Kauai, Hawaii, USA.
Temple interior:
Elstree Studios, Stage 4, London England.
Barnette College Lecture Hall:
Rickmansworth Masonic School, Hertfordshire, England.
Barnett College Meeting Room:
San Rafael, Marin County, USA.
Indy's House (Interior):
Elstree Studios London, England.
Flying Boat Dock:
Composite shot of a
Treasure Island, San Francisco pier combined with a matte painting, and a real plane.
Raven Bar:
Elstree Studios, Stage 2, London, England.
Sallah's House:
Kairouan, Tunisia.
Market Street Scenes:
Kairouan, Tunisia.
Imam's House:
Elstree Studios, Stage 2, London, England.
Tanis Digs:
Tozeur, Tunisia.
Map room:
Elstree Studios, Stage 5, London, England.
Well of the Souls:
Elstree Studios, Stage 3, London, England.
Flying Wing:
Nefta, Tunisia.
Truck Chase:
Nefta, Tunisia.
Bantu Wind & Nazi Submarine:
La Rochelle, France.
Bantu Wind Cabin:
Elstree Studios, London, England.
Nazi Island Base:
Marin Island San Pablo Bay off San Rafael, California, USA.
Nazi Submarine Hideout:
Existing German U-Boat holding pen from
WW II located in
La Rochelle, France.
Ark of the Covenant procession:
Tozeur, Tunisia
Ark Altar:
Elstree Studios, Stage 1, London, England.
Washington D.C.:
Shot borrowed from film The Hindenburg.
Government meeting office:
Rickmansworth Masonic School, Hertfordshire, England.
Government building:
San Francisco, USA.
Government Warehouse:
A matte painting combined with a shot of a man pushing the crate which was filmed at
Elstree Studios, London, England.
 
Sources

The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark and IndyGear.com

 

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