The 2008 Kevin Smith comedy “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” was filmed primarily around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. It is not the director’s first time using the city as his backdrop, having previously filmed portions of “Dogma” there as well.
In the opening credits, Miri, played by Elizabeth Banks, is awakened to the sounds of a car crashing in front of the church on the right.
LOCATION: 161 Hazelwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Miri lives with her roommate Zack, played by Seth Rogan, at this home, which is located just across the street from the church.
LOCATION: 200 Hazelwood Ave, Hazelwood, PA 15207
The exterior of the high school reunion Zack and Miri attend is also located just across the street from their house at 327 Hazelwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207.
Miri works at the Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, which horror fans will know well as the shopping mall from George Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead.” Early in the film, Miri is dropped off at this entrance, which is to the left of the movie theater. The area beside the entrance is now a loading dock, so that portion has changed a bit. The parking numbers still match up however, as well as the mall entrance itself, so just look for row 50 on the signs if you’re uncertain. We’ve also provided GPS coordinates below.
LOCATION: 200 Mall Cir Dr, Monroeville, PA 15146 (GPS coordinates: 40.428730, -79.797013)
The fictional Bean-N-Gone Coffee Shop where Zack works can also be found in Monroeville, located less than a mile from the mall.
LOCATION: 2525 Monroeville Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
The exterior of the building where Zack and Miri hold auditions for a porn film can be found at this theater in McKeesport.
LOCATION: 1614 Coursin St, McKeesport, PA 15132