Blasphemy is usually associated with biblical terms. But imagine an plasticky blue-red manufactured Tesco building replacing the authentic mine car chase rollercoaster of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom! Does that make you cry?
It happened! In the mid-90s half of the famous Elstree Film Studios north of London were sold off to the British supermarket chain. Unfortunately this included the space where the Indiana Jones coaster was built in 1983. However, rumor has it you can still spot the monkey-brain eating guy shopping for his bananas in the green-yellow aisles (no kidding, he lives close by and he shops there). This makes it a holy ground and well worth a visit!
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Elstree Studios fence
Elstree Studios parking lot
A glimpse inside
The George Lucas Stage was erected long after Lucas left
Tesco supermarket on the grounds of a former Elstree studio building
Tesco and Elstree
This is the spot where the Indiana Jones mine car coaster was built
George Lucas watching over Tesco
Tesco parking lot. The mine car coaster was more fun!
Tesco seen from the remaining part of Elstree Studios
You can buy Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom inside Tesco!!
What a waste to replace Indy's mine car coaster with a hypermarket!