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Filming in Arcadia

The picturesque background of the San Gabriel Mountains.  The beautiful architecture of Santa Anita Park.  The idyllic Los Angeles County Botanical Garden and Arboretum.  The bustling Westfield Shoppingtown Santa Anita.  The magnificent homes on tree-lined streets.  All of these features combine to make Arcadia an exquisite location for filming.

The City of Arcadia supports the filming industry and does its best to assist production companies who wish to do business here.  The following links will direct you to the information forms you will need to apply for and obtain a film permit.  Once you have determined the type of permit you need, select the appropriate link below, print out the application packet, and follow the enclosed instructions to complete the process.

Film Application Permit
Student Film Application Permit
Still Photo Permit Application

While Arcadia is a film-friendly community, please be aware that we are also concerned about possible impacts on the neighborhood and require production companies to follow certain rules to minimize impacts and possible inconveniences for residents.

Below are three of the most popular filming locations and contact information.  Filming Permits are required.

Santa Anita Park, Pete Siberell, (626) 574-7223
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Nadia Balaz, (626) 821-3204
Westfield Shoppingtown, Management Office, (626) 445-3116


Amber Abeyta
Business License Officer
(626) 574-5430

Published: October 13, 2021