||McCambridge Park Recreation Center
1515 Glenoaks Blvd. · Burbank, CA
Thankfully, we are subjected only to the portion of Marty's school day which entails his brief encounter with Principal Strickland, a bad-tempered, and ever-bald, disciplinarian.
As Marty quips back so foreshadowingly to his bullying despot, "...history is gonna change." But, as we already know it, it isn't going to be changed by the Pinheads.
The Pinheads, of course, is Marty's band, and they're auditioning to play at the school dance. However, as if Marty hadn't had his ego deflated by enough aging authority figures, he's informed that he and his consort are just "too darn loud."
By the way, the wet blanket with the bullhorn, in case you didn't know, is Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and the News (he's the Huey Lewis part), who performed the songs from the film. If you didn't catch it, don't feel bad I've surprised quite a few people with that bit of trivia...unless, of course, they were all just humoring me.
Anyway, the stage on which the audition is taking place is at the end of a basketball court in a Burbank rec. center. The "we the people" mural behind the stage is gone now, but the court is still one of the easiest of the more obscure locations to recognize should you decide to pay a visit. If you show up with a camera, though, expect a number of friendly basketball players to try to hog your lens.
Next: Marty's House