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American Graffiti Locations

The American comedy-drama film American Graffiti is produced by Francis Ford Coppola, written by George Lucas, Gloria Katz, and Willard Huyck, and directed by Lucas. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark, Cindy Williams, and Wolfman Jack, the film was released by Universal Pictures on August 11, 1973, in the US, and nominated for five Oscars including "Best Picture" and "Best Director". More American Graffiti, the sequel to the film, was released in 1979. American Graffiti is set in Modesto, where George Lucas was born. But filming took place in other locations in the state, including Petaluma, Sonoma, San Francisco, and San Rafael. The final exterior scenes of the film took place at Buchanan Field Airport in Concord.

American Graffiti location
Petaluma, CA, USA. Photo by Milly Vueti on Unsplash.

Where was American Graffiti Filmed?

American Graffiti was filmed in 149 Kentucky St, 2079 Frates Rd, 4th St, American Zoetrope Studios (Sunset Las Palmas Studios), Buchanan Field Airport, D St, Kentucky St, KRE transmitter, Mel's Drive-in (Demolished), Mill Valley, Miller Ave, Mission St, Mystic Theater, Petaluma Blvd, Pinole, Redwood High School, S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, San Rafael and Tamalpais High School.

The complete list of the locations with latitude and longitude coordinates are listed below in the table.

American Graffiti Locations Map

American Graffiti Locations Table

Location NameLatitudeLongitude
149 Kentucky St38.235065-122.642052
2079 Frates Rd38.246937-122.582588
4th St37.973663-122.533356
American Zoetrope Studios (Sunset Las Palmas Studios)34.089813-118.335564
Buchanan Field Airport37.988319-122.058510
D St38.220821-122.643372
Kentucky St38.238110-122.643753
KRE transmitter37.849220-122.296616
Mel's Drive-in (Demolished)37.771572-122.418602
Mill Valley37.910709-122.551659
Miller Ave37.896896-122.536522
Mission St37.739250-122.424057
Mystic Theater38.233395-122.640182
Petaluma Blvd38.255119-122.651794
Redwood High School37.938263-122.524994
S Van Ness Ave37.761761-122.417290
San Francisco37.764084-122.462219
San Rafael37.977177-122.531975
Tamalpais High School37.891457-122.529800
Washington St38.235023-122.643600

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