Interview With The Vampire (1994)

In the 1994 Neil Jordan adaptation of Anne Rice’s “Interview With The Vampire,” Louis, played by Brad Pitt, recounts his story to Malloy, played by Christian Slater at this San Francisco hotel.

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LOCATION: 1020 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Louis lives at this estate, which is the Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana.  The plantation is open to public tours.  This house and its distinct row of trees can actually be seen from the road of LA-18.  However, you might find it difficult to stop and get a photo, as there is no parking along the street.  The same home was also seen in the 1998 film “Primary Colors.”

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LOCATION: 3645 LA-18, Vacherie, LA 70090

In the film’s closing scenes, Malloy is unexpectedly met by Lestat, played by Tom Cruise, as they cross the Golden Gate Bridge.

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LOCATION: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge

The most photographed bridge in the world is the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.  The bridge connects San Francisco with Marin County and hosts an endless amount of pedestrians, motorists, bicyclists and joggers every day.  It is also, of course, one of the most frequently seen locations, not only in film, but pop culture in general.

Apes caused mayhem and destruction on the bridge in the climax of the 2011 film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”  The opening credits of “Full House” depicts the Tanner family leisurely driving across it.  The 2004 documentary “The Bridge” focuses on the suicide problem that haunts the bridge.  It’s an endless, towering muse for storytellers and photographer alike.  We can’t name them all, but some other films to feature the bridge include “Vertigo,” “The Rock,” “Pacific Rim,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “Terminator: Genisys,” “Zodiac,” “Superman: The Movie,” “San Andreas,” “A View To A Kill,” “Dirty Harry,” “Hulk” and many more.

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LOCATION: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

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Full House

The opening credits to the TV series “Full House” is of course remembered for a shot of the Tanner family driving across San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

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LOCATION: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

Another San Francisco landmark seen in the opening credits is the Painted Ladies, a row of Victorian homes facing Alamo Square Park.

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LOCATION: 710 – 720 Steiner St, San Francisco, CA 94117

The house from the series can be found in San Fransisco as well, where the show was famously set.  In 2016, it was purchased by the show’s creator, Jeff Franklin, who hopes to use it for filming, as well as possibly opening it up to the public.  We’ll see what happens with the home, now that it’s back in the Tanner fold, so to speak.

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LOCATION: 1709 Broderick St., San Francisco, CA 94115

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