I caught the first few minutes of Superman 3 as I was flipping through the channels and remembered that most of the Metropolis scenes were filmed in my hometown of Calgary, Alberta.
Armed with some screen grabs and a camera, I set out to find the one intersection where the first section of the film was shot. Though it has been 30 years, I was surprised how many of the angles still looked similar. The new construction in the city hasn’t effected that area of downtown.
A bit of trivia, they shot the buildings at a pretty steep angle as there weren’t that many tall ones to start with for it to double for Metropolis. The population at the time was only 623,000.