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'Zodiac:' Movie location map of David Fincher's serial killer masterpiece

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From 1997's The Game to 2010's The Social Network, noted auteur David Fincher has had a fixation with the Bay Area. Turning ten this year, Zodiac, which only pulled in $33 million in the United States on a $65 million budget, remains arguably his best film to date. Chronicling the 1970s killing spree of the person christened the Zodiac Killer, based on the cryptogram letters sent to local media, the movie features several key Bay Area locales.

The Chronicle building, the Castro Theatre, and Original Joe's area all featured. The most harrowing among them, Lake Berryessa. The scene where victims Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard are stabbed during a quiet and sunny afternoon is one of cinema's most terrifying.

While some of the movie was shot in Toronto, most of it was filmed right here in the Bay Area. We've identified several locations. Enjoy.

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1. San Francisco Chronicle

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901 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 777-7777
So much of the movie happens inside the San Francisco Chronicle building, but mainly it’s the backdrop where Robert Graysmith (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) works as a cartoonist alongside police beat reporter Paul Avery (played by Robert Downey Jr.). It’s also where the Zodiac sends his letters to the editor.

2. The Bridge on Pope Canyon Road

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3708-3798 Pope Canyon Rd
Napa, CA 94558
Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard drive on this bridge in Napa on their way to Lake Berryessa.

3. Lake Berryessa

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The Zodiac disrupts the picnicking Bryan and Cecelia to rob them before he stabs them.

4. Transamerica Pyramid

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600 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
Throughout the movie the building of the Transamerica Pyramid is used as a time keeper for the storyline.

5. Zodiac kills the taxi driver

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Washington St & Cherry St
San Francisco, CA 94118
The corner of Washington and Cherry streets in Presidio Heights is both the real-life and filming location where Zodiac shot and killed cab driver Paul Stine.

6. Original Joe's

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144 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102
The original Original Joe’s was the location for the worst first date ever, aka when Robert shows up late to meet Melanie. She orders the penne vodka with cream sauce after Robert recommends “the pasta.”

7. Old San Francisco Transbay Terminal

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Mission St & 1st St
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 554-4000
The now demolished Timothy L. Pflueger-designed Transbay Terminal provided an Art Deco backdrop, complete with streamline modern Greyhound bus, for Inspector David Toschi to call his captain about the first Zodiac update in years.

8. San Francisco City Hall

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1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4000
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Inspector Toschi meets Captain Mulroney in the lobby to review the first letter the Zodiac sent to the press in over three years. He's also told that the two men with Mulroney are from Internal Affairs. Mulroney leans in and whispers "we need to talk."

9. Castro Theatre

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429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 864-5000
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Inspector Toschi tells Robert Graysmith to "finish the book" and then walks out of the diner. For some reason the Castro Theatre is right there despite the rest of the block not being Castro Street.

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1. San Francisco Chronicle

901 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
So much of the movie happens inside the San Francisco Chronicle building, but mainly it’s the backdrop where Robert Graysmith (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) works as a cartoonist alongside police beat reporter Paul Avery (played by Robert Downey Jr.). It’s also where the Zodiac sends his letters to the editor.
901 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. The Bridge on Pope Canyon Road

3708-3798 Pope Canyon Rd, Napa, CA 94558
Bryan Hartnell and Cecelia Shepard drive on this bridge in Napa on their way to Lake Berryessa.
3708-3798 Pope Canyon Rd
Napa, CA 94558

3. Lake Berryessa

Napa, CA
The Zodiac disrupts the picnicking Bryan and Cecelia to rob them before he stabs them.

4. Transamerica Pyramid

600 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Throughout the movie the building of the Transamerica Pyramid is used as a time keeper for the storyline.
600 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94111

5. Zodiac kills the taxi driver

Washington St & Cherry St, San Francisco, CA 94118
The corner of Washington and Cherry streets in Presidio Heights is both the real-life and filming location where Zodiac shot and killed cab driver Paul Stine.
Washington St & Cherry St
San Francisco, CA 94118

6. Original Joe's

144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102
The original Original Joe’s was the location for the worst first date ever, aka when Robert shows up late to meet Melanie. She orders the penne vodka with cream sauce after Robert recommends “the pasta.”
144 Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102

7. Old San Francisco Transbay Terminal

Mission St & 1st St, San Francisco, CA 94105
The now demolished Timothy L. Pflueger-designed Transbay Terminal provided an Art Deco backdrop, complete with streamline modern Greyhound bus, for Inspector David Toschi to call his captain about the first Zodiac update in years.
Mission St & 1st St
San Francisco, CA 94105

8. San Francisco City Hall

1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102
Inspector Toschi meets Captain Mulroney in the lobby to review the first letter the Zodiac sent to the press in over three years. He's also told that the two men with Mulroney are from Internal Affairs. Mulroney leans in and whispers "we need to talk."
1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl
San Francisco, CA 94102

9. Castro Theatre

429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Inspector Toschi tells Robert Graysmith to "finish the book" and then walks out of the diner. For some reason the Castro Theatre is right there despite the rest of the block not being Castro Street.
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114