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16th Mar '18 4:35:13 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', the protagonist reaches a hidden floor by entering a sequence of buttons that play the recurring title motif.

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* In ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', the protagonist reaches a hidden floor by entering a sequence of buttons that play the [[RecurringRiff recurring title motif.motif]].
25th Feb '18 10:24:39 PM nombretomado
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** Similarly, in ''SilentHill3'', after the phone call in the hospital, you go through a Missing Door that wasn't there before, that leads you to the alternate hospital.

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** Similarly, in ''SilentHill3'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'', after the phone call in the hospital, you go through a Missing Door that wasn't there before, that leads you to the alternate hospital.
23rd Feb '18 12:50:01 PM SpinyNorman
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* A building in Rotterdam, used by Dutch insurance company Nationale Nederlanden, has several of these. Certain elevators do not have a 1st or 2nd floor (ground being 0th in the Netherlands) because the entrance hall is three regular floors high, and some of the building's towers have service floors only accessible by a special separate staircase. Makes for fun times for an engineer who needs to service something but is unfamiliar with the building's layout.

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* the Netherlands:
** The office block on top of The Hague central train station passes over one floor. This is used by the railroads... as far as we know.
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A building in Rotterdam, used by Dutch insurance company Nationale Nederlanden, has several of these. Certain elevators do not have a 1st or 2nd floor (ground being 0th in the Netherlands) because the entrance hall is three regular floors high, and some of the building's towers have service floors only accessible by a special separate staircase. Makes for fun times for an engineer who needs to service something but is unfamiliar with the building's layout.
27th Jan '18 7:02:30 PM Malady
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* In ''GhoulSchool'' for the NES, the left half of the school can only be accessed via the roof. To get there, you must get on the elevator, press up, and hold it down, at which point the elevator will shake as though resisting, then rise to the unmarked ceiling. [[GuideDangIt There's no indication that you need to do this.]]

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* In ''GhoulSchool'' ''VideoGame/GhoulSchool'' for the NES, the left half of the school can only be accessed via the roof. To get there, you must get on the elevator, press up, and hold it down, at which point the elevator will shake as though resisting, then rise to the unmarked ceiling. [[GuideDangIt There's no indication that you need to do this.]]
25th Jan '18 2:49:08 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''OhGod'', protagonist Jerry Landers first talks to God on the 27th floor of a building that has only 17 floors.

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* In ''OhGod'', ''Film/OhGod'', protagonist Jerry Landers first talks to God on the 27th floor of a building that has only 17 floors.
19th Jun '17 7:56:38 AM mr3urious
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* Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Arizona has terminals 2, 3, and 4, but no 1. Terminal 1 was torn down in 1991 and replaced with a parking lot, but the others kept their numbers because of familiarity.
21st May '17 5:18:49 PM nombretomado
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* On ''WereAlive'', the Tower is stated to be 15 stories tall but its really only 14 because [[ThirteenIsUnlucky there is no thirteenth floor]].
* ''WhateleyUniverse'' likes this one; all the cottages have at least one hidden basement floor, where they keep the exercise equipment and cottage vaults that Muggles shouldn't see or have access to, and the required display is hidden as well (because, after all, you don't want people just walking in and seeing that you've got several tons of gold just sitting around). And that's not even counting the hidden tunnels, and laboratories and workshops, and the testing areas that are all buried underground, too. It's Lampshaded in mentions that they have to be very careful about where they tunnel these days, or risk sections of the school falling into a sinkhole.

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* On ''WereAlive'', ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'', the Tower is stated to be 15 stories tall but its really only 14 because [[ThirteenIsUnlucky there is no thirteenth floor]].
* ''WhateleyUniverse'' ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' likes this one; all the cottages have at least one hidden basement floor, where they keep the exercise equipment and cottage vaults that Muggles shouldn't see or have access to, and the required display is hidden as well (because, after all, you don't want people just walking in and seeing that you've got several tons of gold just sitting around). And that's not even counting the hidden tunnels, and laboratories and workshops, and the testing areas that are all buried underground, too. It's Lampshaded in mentions that they have to be very careful about where they tunnel these days, or risk sections of the school falling into a sinkhole.
27th Apr '17 4:33:10 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/ThePretender'' has sub-level 27, which became a major focal point for the series -- as it progressed, it became hard to find anything that ''wasn't'' a result of something that happened on SL-27.
** Although strictly speaking almost everything in the Centre took place on 'missing floors'....from the outside the Centre was just a few stories tall, but it had 27 floors underground. The part above ground was used for counseling and legit psychological testing, and the basement sublevels were used for all the illegal stuff. It's just that SL-27, the very bottom sub-level, was even secret from most of the people who worked there.
* On ''Series/BabylonFive'', all the levels in sector Grey beyond 16 are mislabled with Grey 17 actually being the 18th level and so on. The actual 17th level had been sealed off during construction of the station and the elevators programmed to stop according to the new numbering system. Since sector Grey consisted entirely of the station's industrial facilities that were only visisted by maintainance crews, it took four years before anyone noticed that the elevator takes twice as long to get from level 16 to 17 than between all other levels. [[spoiler:The hidden level was used as a hideout by a doomsday cult who sealed themselves in with an alien monster.]]



* In the eponymous ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' episode, the thirteenth floor exists, but its occupants have long since disappeared. Turns out that the former residents are aliens, and they're coming back for their daughter, Karin.



* In the eponymous ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'' episode, the thirteenth floor exists, but its occupants have long since disappeared. Turns out that the former residents are aliens, and they're coming back for their daughter, Karin.
* ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' episode "Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Waterbury Will Bury You."
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'':
** The episode "The After Hours" has a 9th floor in a department store that's less than 9 stories high. [[spoiler:It's where the store mannequins hang out when they're waiting to have their month out among living people.]]
** The Devil has a travel agency on the 13th floor in "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville".
* One ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' episode has the main characters attempt to book a room in a a filled-up hotel, so Jeannie just magically creates a 13th story and books the room there, when the Bellows ''know'' that the hotel in question only has twelve floors. Cue much confusion from the hotel staff and the Bellows, while Tony and Jeannie simply denied that there was anything unusual about the floor at all.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has a fertilizer plant with a hidden sub-level 3. The 3 button on the elevator is invisible. More specifically, its a black marble button in a black marble control panel.
* In ''Series/RedDwarf'', Floor 13 is believed not to exist by most of the crew. It houses the ship's brig and is accessed by using a key to reveal a secret panel in the lift.
* ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}''. Agent Ballard locates the building containing the Dollhouse, but after going on site can't find anything suspicious. So he does some research and discovers that in addition to the usual contractors the builders hired an environmental systems consultant, an expert in buildings that recycle their own air, water and power -- which you'd need for underground floors that you're trying to keep secret from anyone else in the building.
* In a rare example involving stairs instead of an elevator, in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Lodger", people who go up the stairs to the second floor loft above Craig's flat tend to disappear. When Craig's best friend/secret crush Sophie visits the second floor loft, Craig and the Doctor follow her. Meanwhile, Amy (who is stuck in the TARDIS outside of space and time) contacts the Doctor and informs him that she was able to find the plans for Craig's apartment building. "[[OhCrap There is no upstairs!]]" Turns out [[spoiler:there was a spaceship parked on top of the building, disguised as a second floor and using a PerceptionFilter so people wouldn't notice the building only used to have one floor]].



* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Dead Reckoning", the 21st floor of a building can only be accessed by pressing a combination of buttons in a particular elevator. It turns out to be a secret Department of Defense facility for cyberwarfare.

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* On ''Series/BabylonFive'', all the levels in sector Grey beyond 16 are mislabelled, with Grey 17 actually being the 18th level and so on. The actual 17th level had been sealed off during construction of the station and the elevators programmed to stop according to the new numbering system. Since sector Grey consisted entirely of the station's industrial facilities that were only visited by maintenance crews, it took four years before anyone noticed that the elevator takes twice as long to get from level 16 to 17 than between all other levels. [[spoiler:The hidden level was used as a hideout by a doomsday cult who sealed themselves in with an alien monster.]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride "The Runaway Bride"]]: The elevator of the H.C. Clements building has a button for the "Lower Basement", which is curiously absent on the official floor plans.
** In a rare example involving stairs instead of an elevator, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]], people who go up the stairs to the second floor loft above Craig's flat tend to disappear. When Craig's best friend/secret crush Sophie visits the second floor loft, Craig and the Doctor follow her. Meanwhile, Amy (who is stuck in the TARDIS outside of space and time) contacts the Doctor and informs him that she was able to find the plans for Craig's apartment building. "[[OhCrap There is no upstairs!]]" Turns out [[spoiler:there was a spaceship parked on top of the building, disguised as a second floor and using a PerceptionFilter so people wouldn't notice the building only used to have one floor]].
* ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}''. Agent Ballard locates the building containing the Dollhouse, but after going on site can't find anything suspicious. So he does some research and discovers that in addition to the usual contractors the builders hired an environmental systems consultant, an expert in buildings that recycle their own air, water and power -- which you'd need for underground floors that you're trying to keep secret from anyone else in the building.
* One ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'' episode has the main characters attempt to book a room in a filled-up hotel, so Jeannie just magically creates a 13th story and books the room there, when the Bellows ''know'' that the hotel in question only has twelve floors. Cue much confusion from the hotel staff and the Bellows, while Tony and Jeannie simply denied that there was anything unusual about the floor at all.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Dead Reckoning", the 21st floor of a building can only be accessed by pressing a combination of buttons in a particular elevator. It turns out to be a secret Department of Defense facility for cyberwarfare.cyber warfare.
* ''Series/ThePretender'' has sub-level 27, which became a major focal point for the series -- as it progressed, it became hard to find anything that ''wasn't'' a result of something that happened on SL-27.
** Although strictly speaking almost everything in the Centre took place on 'missing floors'....from the outside the Centre was just a few stories tall, but it had 27 floors underground. The part above ground was used for counseling and legit psychological testing, and the basement sublevels were used for all the illegal stuff. It's just that SL-27, the very bottom sub-level, was even secret from most of the people who worked there.
* In ''Series/RedDwarf'', Floor 13 is believed not to exist by most of the crew. It houses the ship's brig and is accessed by using a key to reveal a secret panel in the lift.
* ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' episode "Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Waterbury Will Bury You".
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has a fertilizer plant with a hidden sub-level 3. The 3 button on the elevator is invisible. More specifically, its a black marble button in a black marble control panel.
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'':
** The episode "The After Hours" has a 9th floor in a department store that's less than 9 stories high. [[spoiler:It's where the store mannequins hang out when they're waiting to have their month out among living people.]]
** The Devil has a travel agency on the 13th floor in "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville".



* Box Hill train station in Victoria, Australia, has platforms 2,3 and 4. Platform 1 for whatever reason has been made inaccessible from the shopping center, and has had its tracks stripped.

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* Box Hill train station in Victoria, Australia, has platforms 2,3 2, 3 and 4. Platform 1 for whatever reason has been made inaccessible from the shopping center, and has had its tracks stripped.


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* The city of UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}} is averting this trope. A law was passed in 2016 that bans new towers from omitting floor numbers so there's no floor 4, or 13, or what have you. However, existing buildings can keep their oddly numbered floors.
25th Mar '17 5:26:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/{{Red}}''. BruceWillis' character is sneaking into a CIA file room that's so secret most agents don't know it exists. He gets into the elevator and presses the bottom button marked P2, holding his finger there as the floor indicator goes past that number to P3, B1 and finally B2 before the doors open.

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* ''Film/{{Red}}''. BruceWillis' Creator/BruceWillis' character is sneaking into a CIA file room that's so secret most agents don't know it exists. He gets into the elevator and presses the bottom button marked P2, holding his finger there as the floor indicator goes past that number to P3, B1 and finally B2 before the doors open.
14th Mar '17 10:55:14 AM AgProv
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** for this reason, Edgeley Station in Stockport has a Platform Zero and not a Platform Five.
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