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Filming in San Rafael

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and in the interest of public health and safety, the City is temporarily suspending the issuance of film permits until further notice.

 We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to working with you in the future.


Our city is a Film-Friendly Community.  We have many unique locations to choose from including  our downtown area, where American Grafitti was filmed in 1973 with Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfuss and the San Rafael Civic Center where Gattaca was filmed in 1997 with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman.

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