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UPDATED: Mapping San Francisco Buildings Used in Movies and Television

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A few weeks ago Curbed mapped San Francisco buildings used as sets in both movies and TV. Curbed readers were full of suggestions for additional locations, so behold a new updated map with even more film set sites. Did we still miss your favorite? Leave a comment or hit up the tipline.

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1. Harry Caul's workshop in The Conversation

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297 Kansas Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

Gene Hackman's paranoid surveillance expert character has a workshop in Potrero Hill

2. Cat Scratch Club in Rent

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60 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

The area around Sixth and Jessie were transformed into NYC c1980s. The former Club6 was supposed to be the Cat Scratch Club.

3. Irene Jansen's apartment in Dark Passage

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1360 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Lauren Bacall's character lived in the Streamline Modern Malloch Building in the 1948 film noir

4. Castro Camera in Milk

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575 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

The original Castro Camera no longer exists, but was recreated for Milk at the same location.

5. Teddy Barnes' house in Jagged Edge

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305 Spruce Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Glenn Close character lived in this house in Presidio Heights – the front of the house has since been updated.

6. Brad Pitt's apartment in Interview with a Vampire

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1000 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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

7. Enrico's in Bullitt

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504 Broadway Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

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

8. Scottie’s house in Vertigo

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900 Lombard Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

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.

9. Church in Sister Act

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221 Valley Street
San Francisco, CA 94131

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

10. Catholic School in Sister Act 2

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666 Filbert Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

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

11. Nick Curran's apartment in Basic Instinct

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1158 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

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

12. family house in Mrs. Doubtfire

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2640 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

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

13. children’s school in Mrs. Doubtfire

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940 Filbert Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

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

14. Swimming pool murder scene in Dirty Harry

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750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

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.

15. Marine Firemen's Union Headquarters in Milk

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240 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Sean Penn filmed speech scenes at the union hall in Milk

16. San Francisco City Hall

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1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4000
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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

17. Mia Thermopolis’ house in the Princess Diaries

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724 Brazil Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

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

18. Pacific Heights house

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1243 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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.

19. John Mason’s hotel room in The Rock

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950 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 772-5000
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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

20. 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.

21. Full House house

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1709 Broderick Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

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.

22. Palace of Fine Arts

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3301 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94123

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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1. Harry Caul's workshop in The Conversation

297 Kansas Street, San Francisco, CA 94124

Gene Hackman's paranoid surveillance expert character has a workshop in Potrero Hill

297 Kansas Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

2. Cat Scratch Club in Rent

60 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

The area around Sixth and Jessie were transformed into NYC c1980s. The former Club6 was supposed to be the Cat Scratch Club.

60 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

3. Irene Jansen's apartment in Dark Passage

1360 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Lauren Bacall's character lived in the Streamline Modern Malloch Building in the 1948 film noir

1360 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

4. Castro Camera in Milk

575 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

The original Castro Camera no longer exists, but was recreated for Milk at the same location.

575 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

5. Teddy Barnes' house in Jagged Edge

305 Spruce Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

Glenn Close character lived in this house in Presidio Heights – the front of the house has since been updated.

305 Spruce Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

6. Brad Pitt's apartment in Interview with a Vampire

1000 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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

1000 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

7. Enrico's in Bullitt

504 Broadway Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

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

504 Broadway Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

8. Scottie’s house in Vertigo

900 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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.

900 Lombard Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

9. Church in Sister Act

221 Valley Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

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

221 Valley Street
San Francisco, CA 94131

10. Catholic School in Sister Act 2

666 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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

666 Filbert Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

11. Nick Curran's apartment in Basic Instinct

1158 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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

1158 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

12. family house in Mrs. Doubtfire

2640 Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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

2640 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

13. children’s school in Mrs. Doubtfire

940 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

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

940 Filbert Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

14. Swimming pool murder scene in Dirty Harry

750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

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.

750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

15. Marine Firemen's Union Headquarters in Milk

240 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Sean Penn filmed speech scenes at the union hall in Milk

240 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

16. San Francisco City Hall

1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102

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

1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

17. Mia Thermopolis’ house in the Princess Diaries

724 Brazil Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112

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

724 Brazil Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

18. Pacific Heights house

1243 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

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.

1243 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

19. John Mason’s hotel room in The Rock

950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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

950 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94108

20. Party of Five House

2311 Broadway Street, San Francisco CA

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.

21. Full House house

1709 Broderick Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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.

1709 Broderick Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

22. Palace of Fine Arts

3301 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123

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

3301 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94123