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Day 2: Indiana Jones, San Francisco

A scene from Raiders of the Lost arc, filmed at San Francisco CIty Hall.

A scene from Raiders of the Lost arc, filmed at San Francisco CIty Hall.

Who doesn’t love Indiana Jones!? We’ve both been to beautiful San Francisco a couple of times, but never really stayed long enough to explore everything the city has to offer. We’ve seen the Golden Gate, had some pretty great food and city walks; we’ve witnessed the noisy, smelly, fantastic harbour seals and met some lovely locals. We’ve even explored some Star Trek locations, but there’s really a lot more we’d like to see and do.

During our big roadtrip in 2014 we only had one full day to spend downtown and do what we came to do, so we had to choose our filming locations very carefully.

Indiana Jones / Raiders of the Lost Ark, filmed at San Francisco CIty Hall.

A scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, filmed at San Francisco CIty Hall.

The San Francisco City Hall was a pretty good pick: they’ve filmed things like Milk and even Pretty Woman there, but most importantly, they filmed a scene for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) in the massive staircase in the main hall. So we got to frame Indy! Yay!

San Francisco City Hall, filming location Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

San Francisco City Hall, filming location Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Our advent calendar will feature movie & TV sceneframes and short stories from filming locations we’ve visited during our Fangirl Quest years. You can follow the calendar by checking back in the Advent Calendar tag and check out all the movie locations in this handy map, updated as we go!

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Tiia / Fangirl Quest
Tiia / Fangirl Quest
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