Griffith Observatory is the location where the first T-800 Terminator arrives on May 12, 1984 to find and kill Sarah Connor. When the T-800 arrives, its time travel sphere frightened a garbage truck driver into fleeing the scene. The T-800 also encounters a group of three aggressive punks who threatened it when it demanded their clothes. The Terminator easily killed two, took the clothes of another before beginning its mission.
Terminator 3: The RedemptionEdit
In 2018, Kyle Reese and Star were living in the ruins of the Griffith Observatory. It is in the parking lot of this observatory that Marcus Wright finds a Jeep and works on it until it is in running condition.
In an alternative timeline in 1984, as the T-800 talked to the punks, an older T-800 showed up and battled the Terminator. Their fight ended as Sarah Connor took down the T-800 with a .50-calibur sniper riffle.
Skynet Central Core was located under the Griffith Observatory before it was relocated.