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SHOW DOGS filmed at Pinewood Studio Wales and some interesting locations in and around Cardiff. It also filmed on location in Las Vegas.


The opening of the film sees Max spotting the smugglers arriving at NYC North Cove Marina. These scenes were shot at Alexandra Dock in Newport.

The Alexandra Dock was opened in 1875. It was further extended southwards with the addition of the South Dock, which in time assumed the original dock's name.

During construction of the South Dock in 1909, disaster struck when supporting timbers in an excavation trench collapsed and buried 46 workers. The rescuers included 12-year-old paper boy Thomas 'Toya' Lewis who was small enough to crawl into the collapsed trench. Lewis worked for two hours with hammer and chisel in an attempt to free one of those trapped enabling him to be released the next day. Several hundred pounds was later raised through public subscription in gratitude for the boy's efforts, and he was sent on an engineering scholarship to Scotland. Lewis was awarded the Albert Medal for Lifesaving by King Edward VII. Today, you can find a Wetherspoons pub in the city center called "The Tom Toya Lewis," named in honor of the young hero.

Several scenes were filmed at The Depot, Construction House in Cardiff. Most notable amongst these was the Las Vegas warehouse pool party, the dilapidated magician's warehouse, and the TV news studio.

From first opening the shutters in November 2015, DEPOT has since established itself as Cardiff's most exciting and original venue, and the home of the city's most creative events. Situated in a 24,000 sq ft former warehouse, DEPOT was the first to offer the people of Cardiff a permanent indoor street food venue. The weekly Street Food Social now runs every Saturday all year round. From launching a secret speakeasy pop-up, to hosting Wales's first independent beer festival, DEPOT continues to evolve, bringing new and original events to the city.

Scenes in the back stage grooming area of the dog show were filmed at Cardiff City Stadium.

The Cardiff City Stadium is a football stadium in the Leckwith area of Cardiff. It is the home of Cardiff City Football Club and the Wales national football team. Following expansion in 2014; the stadium now officially holds 33,280 supporters. After the Millennium Stadium, it is the second largest stadium in Cardiff and in Wales.

The scenes at the NYPD police station where FBI Chief tells Frank he needs to go undercover as a contestant at the dog show were filmed at Cory Building in Cardiff.

Cory's Building is a 5 story grade II listed building situated at the corner of Bute Place and Bute Street. It was built in 1889 and it was built for Cory Brothers & Co. Ltd.

The brothers were John Cory (1828-1910) and Richard Cory (1830-1914). The business included ship's chandlery, brokerage and the sale and export of coal. The company also owned several collieries in Wales. The brothers also became the largest private wagonowners in the United Kingdom, with over 5,000 wagons.

Today, the building is seeking planning permission to become part of a large commercial development called Merchant Place and will be renamed Cory Chambers.

On their quest to rescue the panda, Frank follows the smugglers to an aircraft hanger. These scenes were filmed a million miles away from the warmth of Vegas at a hanger belonging to RAF St Athan, South Wales.

Pinewood Studio Wales served as the production headquarters and the location for a number of set builds including the main stage arena, dog pound, Las Vegas rooftop party and all of the green screen shots.

Pinewood Studio Wales was announced in February 2014, after negotiations between Pinewood Group and the Welsh government resulted in an agreement for Pinewood to rent the site of the former Wentloog Environmental Centre in the suburb of St Mellons in northeast Cardiff. Construction began in the second half of 2014, and the studio opened in January 2015.

Since then it has housed several film and television productions including the forth series of the BBC drama "Sherlock" and the historical television series "The Bastard Executioner."


The film crew travelled to the United States for nine days covering exterior scenes on the iconic streets of Las Vegas and the party scenes that take palace in Caesar's Palace Pool Bar. Situated on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars is one of the most prestigious casino hotels in the world and is one of Las Vegas's largest and best known landmarks. Caesars Palace was established in 1966 by Jay Sarno who sought to create an opulent experience that gave guests a sense of life during the Roman Empire. The hotel is closely associated with the entertainment industry. Notable entertainers who have performed at Caesars include Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Rod Steward, Celine Dion, Cher, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross and many more.

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