Empire of the Sun (1987) Filming Locations

Location #1: Church


St. Ignatius Cathedral, 158 Puxi Road, Xuhui, Shanghai, China

Location #2: Jim’s family home


Until the mid 2000s, it stood (at that exact spot) on Titlarks Hill Road, Ascot, England, United Kingdom

* A contribution by Jon Lowe!

Location #3: Downtown


On Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai, China

Location #4: Capitol Cinema


146 Hu Qiu Lu, Shanghai, China

Location #5: Bridge


Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghai, China

2 thoughts on “Empire of the Sun (1987) Filming Locations

  1. Kurt Meyer

    The houses were on Legh Road in Knutsford Cheshire UK. I have some shots taken of the filming on location. I cannot reach my negative file at the moment but will send you the images as soon as I have scanned them.

    Congratulations on an excellet website.

    Kurt Meyer


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