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The San Francisco Bay Guardian’s Ultimate Holiday Guide has this to say about San Francisco Movie Tours:

“Fortunately, there are other gift options for those close to your heart. An obvious choice is passes to a local rep house like the Roxie or the Castro. But that’s what you gave them last year, right? So this year, why not shock and amaze by sending them off on a cushy bus ride commemorating some of the big screen’s most indelible scenes? San Francisco Movie Tours visits famous spots from classics like Vertigo, Dark Passage, Dirty Harry, The Maltese Falcon, and Bullitt; locations from newer films like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Rock; and the San Francisco landmarks that populate nearly every film set here (including, of course, the frequently-mangled-by-evil-forces-for-dramatic-effect Golden Gate Bridge).”

San Francisco Movie Tours® Arrives on Location
October 15, 2005

Now tourists and residents alike can experience San Francisco through Hollywood’s eyes.

San Francisco, October 15, 2005– San Francisco Movie Tours announced today that they are bringing the rich cinematic history of San Francisco to life with their luxury motorcoach city-wide movie tour. Beginning in December 2005, guests will have the opportunity to visit over 60 of the most famous movie locations in San Francisco.

The unmatched beauty of San Francisco combined with its riches of instantly recognizable structures and locales has attracted filmmakers from around the world for over 100 years. Did you know that San Francisco is the home of more than 1,000 movies? Or that San Francisco was the setting for the first talking picture, The Jazz Singer? Or that the very first time people sat down to a real movie screening was in San Francisco?

This December, guests will have the opportunity to discover this unique sensation that is sure to become a “must-do” in San Francisco. While passing by actual movie locations, guests will watch movie clips on the big screen and learn behind-the-scenes information and trivia about their favorite films, directors and actors.
In addition to seeing traditional San Francisco landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, Union Square and Golden Gate Park, guests will delight in:

San Francisco Movie Tours also offers custom tours for private groups. Whether it is stopping by the house made famous in Mrs. Doubtfire or visiting Mel’s Diner from Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and American Graffiti, these tours are perfect for private parties, family gatherings, school trips or company outings. Groups can customize tours to visit exclusive movie locations outside throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.San Francisco’s scenic beauty and colorful architecture has long been a magnet for filmmakers seeking dramatic movie locations. Visitors often ask where to find locations for movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire, The Rock and Vertigo. Companies like San Francisco Movie Tours help enhance the visitor experience and contribute to promoting San Francisco as a top visitor destination,” commented Laurie Armstrong, Vice President, Public Relations of the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau.

  • Standing in the exact location where Jimmy Stewart pulled Kim Novak from the water in Vertigo.
  • Viewing the Golden Gate Bridge, as they experience the many disasters that have befallen the bridge, from an octopus attack to its destruction at the hands of an electromagnetic field.
  • Exploring the streets of the famous Bullitt chase scene.
  • Seeing where Lauren Bacall hid Humphrey Bogart in the 1947 classic, Dark Passage.

San Francisco Movie Tours is locally owned and is committed to making a difference in San Francisco by providing a portion of all proceeds to programs designed to support San Francisco residents in need. San Francisco Movie Tours is a proud member of the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau and conducts business under a public performance license issued by 15 major motion picture studios.


San Francisco Movie Tours is affiliated with other Movie Tours throughout the country, including the following:

Monterey Movie Tours

Hawaii Movie Tours

Boston Movie Tours