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L.A. Noire film reels and landmarks guide

Landmarks – Central

For the landmarks, we're going to do things a little differently. Since many of you are likely still in the early stages of L.A. Noire, we're starting in the middle of Central – where you'll spend roughly the first half of L.A. Noire – and then heading east. After we've pointed out everything east of MacArthur Park, we'll we'll use it as the next starting point and then move steadily northwest to Wilshire and Hollywood. Got it? Let's begin.

 

1. The Mayfair Hotel

Just east of 7th Street and Columbia Avenue, you'll find the Mayfair. Be advised that you may have to circle it a little before the game will register it as "discovered."

 

2. Good Samaritan Hospital

Two blocks north of the Mayfair and just south of 6th Street, you'll find Good Samaritan between Witmer and Lucas,

 

3. Intolerance Set

It seems the presence of Intolerance's infamous Babylon set here is something of an anachronism, seeing as the real structure was reportledly torn down in 1919 - and was actually located at the corner of Hollywood and Sunset. But its glorious decrepitude is a highlight of Noire's version of Central L.A. (and its third traffic case), so we're not complaining. You'll find it at the corner of 8th and Francisco.

 

4. Christ Crown of Thorns

Just southwest of the Intolerance set, you'll find this abandoned church. The story will take you there eventually, but if you'd like to get its discovery out of the way immediately, now you know you can find it just south of 9th Street, west of Francisco.

 

5. Los Angeles Public Library

Another gimme from the story, the L.A. Public Library is on 5th Street, between Flower and Grand.

 

6. Pershing Square

Two blocks southeast of the library, you'll find this little park with its conspicuous public fountain. It's got a pretty distinct shape on the map, so it's kind of hard to miss.

 

7. RKO Theatre

Two blocks southwest of Pershing Square, you'll find the RKO Theatre at the corner of Hill and 8th.

 

8. Los Angeles Examiner

Near the southwestern edge of Central LA, you'll find the long, red-roofed Examiner building at 11th and Broadway.

 

9. Main Street Terminal

Don't be fooled by the extreme close-up above - the Main Street Terminal is huge. Look for it at 6th and Los Angeles, where it takes up an entire block.

 

10. The Bradbury Building

Head back north along Broadway, and you'll find The Bradbury Building where Broadway intersects with 3rd Street.

Next page: Landmarks 11-21 in Central 

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22 comments

  • Aphobic - November 14, 2011 5:59 a.m.

    Best game guide on the internet, well done! It helped me immensely - I'm now 60/60 with 1400 achievement points! Don't mind the uneducated, illiterate gerbil below me, keep up the great work!
  • auramarx - September 10, 2011 3:33 p.m.

    I really dont kno why deez people are praising you dat much.Honestly i had to find da film reels on my own with little help of your guide.you dont even kno how to put a destination mark in its place.i had to go look for da film reel cuz your destination mark is in da wrong places.smh next time if you ever decide to do a guide on how to find sumthing put put da destination mark where da object is cuz you dont kno how to put where we have to go correctly
  • spektreumek - July 1, 2011 2:01 a.m.

    100% done. Top guide GR. Shame Gary is still looking for cars. lol
  • daz9111972 - June 25, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    GR8 guide . Hope this helps the garys of this world get their 100%. Just go in free roam 2 collect them.
  • cranston - June 6, 2011 7:41 p.m.

    Had to register just to thank you for this guide, no way was I finding all of these in under 10hrs using the Social Club map. By far the best guide to finding the reels anywhere on internet. Thankyou!!
  • dray - June 2, 2011 5:51 a.m.

    Only created A account to make this comment about youre guide. Well done, really excellent job, I really liked it with the pictures made it rather very easy to find them quickly. Took me maybe a good 2Hours or something to collect them all. Only used the Film reels Guide though. Again well done.
  • Chiefslapaho - May 31, 2011 3:20 p.m.

    Am i the only one who thinks the ramshackle farmhouse looks a lot like John Marston's house?
  • thochaos - May 28, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    This was really helpful. I would never have found any of the reels without this guide and it made the last few landmarks extremely easy. Thanks!
  • zer0hvk - May 28, 2011 5:46 a.m.

    This was an awesome guide, now I'm closer to 100%! Thanks Mr. Reparaz!
  • Eaxis - May 26, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Great Guide, just got everything. Now I need to find every car.
  • TheGreatWeskby - May 24, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    Great guide... very helpful
  • TheSoftMachine - May 21, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    Ohahha wow i knew i wasnt the only one lazy enough to not park at the bottom of the stairs. i understand you had to put that pic in driving up the stairs i would have done the same myself. bravo.
  • leeloo - May 20, 2011 4:08 a.m.

    Thank you for an awesome guide. Managed to get all landmarks, still working on the film reels.
  • FVDub - May 19, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    It is absolutely incredible that you have made such an awesome guide so soon after the game has come out. THANK YOUR GR!
  • Darkrose2222 - May 19, 2011 6:43 p.m.

    Thanks for this I appreciate it. I am not sure if your aware of this You don't have to crash through gates to get certain items. He will easily hop over the fence even if there is a wire on top of it. I mean of course if you want to have fun you can do so. There are some easier ways to get some of the Items instead of what you are telling people they have to do. But I do love this site so Thanks again.
  • 435 - May 19, 2011 7:51 a.m.

    Many thanks, my friend.
  • elpurplemonkey - May 19, 2011 12:22 a.m.

    I saw that tweet also- you stayed in the office until 3am or so doing this right? That's insane, but thank you very much for it.
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - May 18, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    @WonsAuto: Hey, thanks for the support. You can go after this stuff after finishing the game - in fact, the best way to do it is by going into the "Cases" menu and picking Free Roam (which becomes available for each desk as you finish them, and is also great for going after any street-crime cases you didn't get to before).
  • WonsAuto - May 18, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    Another awesome open-world guide by Wikiparez. Can you collect this stuff after beating the main story, or does it have to be before? Also, I saw your Twitter feed early this morning, can't believe you stayed at the office so late to work on this. Your ridiculous work ethic shan't go unappreciated!
  • juicenpancakes - May 18, 2011 1:38 p.m.

    Your billions of hours of dedication to this is greatly appreciated. I'll get all of these that I can on my own without looking them up and then use this to clean up any loose ends afterward. GR, home of the best guides on the interwebs. Thank you kind gents.

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