Elstree Studios (Shenley Road)

Elstree Studios on Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire is a British film and television production centre operated by Elstree Film Studios Limited. One of several facilities historically referred to as Elstree Studios, the Shenley Road studios originally opened in 1925.

Elstree Studios
Elstree Studios as viewed from the south-west, May 2010
Former names
  • British National Pictures Studios
  • British International Pictures (BIP) Studios
  • Associated British Studios
  • EMI-Elstree Studios
  • EMI-MGM Elstree Studios
  • Thorn-EMI Elstree Studios
  • Goldcrest Elstree Studios
  • Cannon Elstree Studios
Alternative namesElstree Film and TV Studios
General information
TypeFilm and television studios
AddressShenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1JG[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
Coordinates51.6581°N 0.2691°W / 51.6581; -0.2691
Current tenantsElstree Film Studios Limited
Construction started1925 (1925)

The studio complex has passed through many owners during its lifetime, and is now owned by Hertsmere Borough Council. Known as the studios used for filming Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail (1929)—the first British talkie, Star Wars (1977), The Shining (1980) and Indiana Jones (its largest stage is known as the George Lucas Soundstage), the studios are used both for film and television productions.

With the BBC Elstree Centre nearby, a number of the stages are leased to BBC Studioworks, and are used for recording television productions such as Strictly Come Dancing.

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