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Electric Dreams Filming Locations

AKA:
Electric Dreams Picture
1984


Featured Movie Location: Miles's apartment
Wanna see the real life filming location used for Miles's apartment in the movie? These scenes were actually shot at a private residence, located in San Francisco, N. California. [Google Map]


Locations Manager(s): Clive Hedges

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Madeline, played by Virginia Madsen, lived upstairs at 1115 in the same building.

Other SF locations include the Davies Symphony Hall on Nob Hill, the Golden Gate Bridge and Pier 39.

Despite being set in San Francisco, the film was actually shot largely in London, England (just one week in San Francisco for exterior street scenes) [Thanks to Rusty Lemorande -Writer/Producer of the film!]

The one I can recall is during a sequence where the computer is screwing around with Miles' credit cards, and his picture comes up on a security monitor at a supermarket. This was in a place called Addlestone, which got dressed to make it look American.

Another was at a place in Victoria, London. Here we filmed the part were Miles has to wrestle his plane ticket from the vending machine, and the computer store where he buys his 'Pinecone' computer. I suspect the building has long since been redeveloped (it was empty at the time). [Thanks to Guy Dawson]

Back in SF, Miles and Madeline visited Alcatraz and Pier 39 in San Francisco bay. [Thanks to Ethel]

The building where Miles works is the Transamerica Pyramid (the one which makes the San Fran skyline so unique). There's one or two establishing shots of it in the film, before it cuts to an interior scene, though you never see Miles himself actually entering the building. [Thanks to Lee John]

Can you help? Do you know any of the San Francisco, N. California filming locations used for Electric Dreams? [Please send them in]


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