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Let us take a moment to honor a very cool place – our stage! Mercury Studios

By Tom Kirkhart

unknown-5Mercury Studios, formerly The Studios at Las Colinas is one of the coolest soundstages in the South. The building itself should be considered an historic landmark just because of all the amazing things the walls have seen in three decades. Here’s a partial list of films and TV shows shot in the Mercury Studios.

Feature Films

  • Robocop
  • JFK
  • Problem Child
  • Born on the 4th of July
  • Streamers
  • Leap of Faith
  • Talk Radio
  • Silkwood
  • The Trip to Bountiful

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TV Shows

  • The Good Guys
  • Lone Star
  • Prison Break
  • The Deep End
  • Walker, Texas Ranger

Apart from movies and TV, the sound stages have seen music legends including The Rolling Stones, The Eagles and Genesis come here for stage blocking and practice before national tours. Genesis liked the space so much that they shot their 1991 music video in and around the Mercury Studios building.

Here’s a sample of the video.

Mercury Studios, Our Home

img_9301-620x413For nearly a decade we’ve been shooting each and every week at our home base stage; Stage B in Mercury Studios.

The other Mercury Studio stages are where our former broadcast partners, The Glenn Beck Show and The Blaze TV Network and Mercury Radio Arts folks create their national TV and radio shows each day. We were instrumental in bringing The Blaze network to life and we now share the space with our former partners.

Drastic Changes

Built 33 years ago by Dallas developer Trammel Crow, the 72,000 square foot Mercury Studios was very austere and gray in its first 20 years. But the past eight years have seen it turn into a truly fun, exciting and rich environment from which we are able to shoot.

The building has seen so much history it’s worthy of a series covering all the things that have been created here. Movies, TV shows and now a broadcast network.

Celebrate Mercury Studios

So lift a glass to all of those visionaries who decades ago saw Mercury Studios as the center of film and video production in the Southwest.

Cheers!

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