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Mapping San Francisco Buildings Used in Movies and Television

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Earlier this summer we brought you a round up of Golden Gate National Parks Conservatory' top 10 favorite movies with scenes shot in San Francisco Bay Area parks. Today we're taking that list even further, mapping San Francisco buildings used as sets in both movies and TV. This list is by no means comprehensive, so leave us a comment or hit up the tipline if there are any others you'd like to see listed.

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Brad Pitt's apartment in Interview with a Vampire

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The flatiron building on Market Street is where Christian Slater interviews Brad Pitt in Interview with a Vampire, and is now affordable housing

Enrico's in Bullitt

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Steve McQueen meets a police informant at Enrico's Restaurant in Bullitt. The location was recently converted into an expanded Naked Lunch

Scottie’s house in Vertigo

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In Vertigo, Jimmy Stewart follows Kim Novak all around San Francisco, and the two end up at Stewart's apartment. The owners were sick of tourists constantly hanging around their front door, and put up a stucco-covered wall in front of the house and redesigned the entryway.

Church in Sister Act

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Whoopi Goldberg plays Reno-showgirl-turned-fake-nun hiding out in fictional St. Katherine's in Sister Act, actual filmed at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Noe Valley

Catholic School in Sister Act 2

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Whoopi comes back to San Francisco to help turn a bunch of high schoolers into a top-notch choir in Sister Act 2, set at St. Peter and Pauls Church in North Beach

Nick Curran's apartment in Basic Instinct

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Michael Douglas' character in Basic Instinct lives in the Telegraph Hill building

family house in Mrs. Doubtfire

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The Queen Anne house at Steiner and Broadway was the family home in Mrs. Doubtfire

children’s school in Mrs. Doubtfire

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The CCSF campus in Chinatown was the exterior setting for the kids' school in Mrs. Doubtfire

Swimming pool murder scene in Dirty Harry

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The opening scene of a young woman being shot by Scorpio in Dirty Harry was filmed at the Holiday Inn Select Downtown Hotel. In 2006 Hilton Hotels reopened the Holiday Inn as the Hilton San Francisco Financial District but the rooftop pool was closed.

Marine Firemen's Union Headquarters in Milk

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Sean Penn filmed speech scenes at the union hall in Milk

San Francisco City Hall

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City Hall has been in so many movies: Contagion, Milk, Bedazzled, A View to Kill, Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, Bicentennial Man, ...And Justice for All, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and more

Mia Thermopolis’ house in the Princess Diaries

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The early Anne Hathaway movie The Princess Diaries has her character's family live in the converted old fire station

Pacific Heights house

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The movie Pacific Heights features Michael Keaton's character ruining his landlords' lives, but the house isn't even in Pac Heights - it's in Potrero Hill.

John Mason’s hotel room in The Rock

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When Sean Connery's character in The Rock is brought out of prison to help with the terrorist takeover of Alcatraz, he specifically requests a swanky room at the Fairmont

Party of Five House

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In the Fox series Party of Five, the five siblings taking care of each other when their parents are killed by a drunk driver were supposed to live in the Pacific Heights Victorian.

Full House house

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While Full House may be more famous for the opening credits set in Alamo Square in front of the Painted Ladies, the family was actually supposed to live in this Pac Heights Victorian.

Palace of Fine Arts

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Many films feature the Palace of Fine Arts: The Five Year Engagement, Vertigo, So I Married an Axe Murderer, The Rock, The Room

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Brad Pitt's apartment in Interview with a Vampire

The flatiron building on Market Street is where Christian Slater interviews Brad Pitt in Interview with a Vampire, and is now affordable housing

Enrico's in Bullitt

Steve McQueen meets a police informant at Enrico's Restaurant in Bullitt. The location was recently converted into an expanded Naked Lunch

Scottie’s house in Vertigo

In Vertigo, Jimmy Stewart follows Kim Novak all around San Francisco, and the two end up at Stewart's apartment. The owners were sick of tourists constantly hanging around their front door, and put up a stucco-covered wall in front of the house and redesigned the entryway.

Church in Sister Act

Whoopi Goldberg plays Reno-showgirl-turned-fake-nun hiding out in fictional St. Katherine's in Sister Act, actual filmed at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Noe Valley

Catholic School in Sister Act 2

Whoopi comes back to San Francisco to help turn a bunch of high schoolers into a top-notch choir in Sister Act 2, set at St. Peter and Pauls Church in North Beach

Nick Curran's apartment in Basic Instinct

Michael Douglas' character in Basic Instinct lives in the Telegraph Hill building

family house in Mrs. Doubtfire

The Queen Anne house at Steiner and Broadway was the family home in Mrs. Doubtfire

children’s school in Mrs. Doubtfire

The CCSF campus in Chinatown was the exterior setting for the kids' school in Mrs. Doubtfire

Swimming pool murder scene in Dirty Harry

The opening scene of a young woman being shot by Scorpio in Dirty Harry was filmed at the Holiday Inn Select Downtown Hotel. In 2006 Hilton Hotels reopened the Holiday Inn as the Hilton San Francisco Financial District but the rooftop pool was closed.

Marine Firemen's Union Headquarters in Milk

Sean Penn filmed speech scenes at the union hall in Milk

San Francisco City Hall

City Hall has been in so many movies: Contagion, Milk, Bedazzled, A View to Kill, Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, Bicentennial Man, ...And Justice for All, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and more

Mia Thermopolis’ house in the Princess Diaries

The early Anne Hathaway movie The Princess Diaries has her character's family live in the converted old fire station

Pacific Heights house

The movie Pacific Heights features Michael Keaton's character ruining his landlords' lives, but the house isn't even in Pac Heights - it's in Potrero Hill.

John Mason’s hotel room in The Rock

When Sean Connery's character in The Rock is brought out of prison to help with the terrorist takeover of Alcatraz, he specifically requests a swanky room at the Fairmont

Party of Five House

In the Fox series Party of Five, the five siblings taking care of each other when their parents are killed by a drunk driver were supposed to live in the Pacific Heights Victorian.

Full House house

While Full House may be more famous for the opening credits set in Alamo Square in front of the Painted Ladies, the family was actually supposed to live in this Pac Heights Victorian.

Palace of Fine Arts

Many films feature the Palace of Fine Arts: The Five Year Engagement, Vertigo, So I Married an Axe Murderer, The Rock, The Room