This diner and gas station are part of an actual filming location set in the Mojave desert about 20 miles outside of Palmdale, CA. It is used for many films. While passing by it in early May, 08, I happen to catch the filming of the season finale for the TV show NCIS. This is where the shoot out happens. The gas station that is used is a part of this same location but the cameras use different angles that lets the two places appear to be two different locations.
This will air on 5-20-08. See my other shots of "Race To Witch Mountain" and "Identity" for other photos of this location. This site was also used for the filming of Rob Zombie's "House Of 1000 Corpses".