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.Read More
Mapping San Francisco Buildings Used in Movies and Television
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