The Godfather Filming Locations: The Godfather film follows Vito Corleone an aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty in New York City during the postwar time and transfers all of his control to his reluctant youngest son.

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When and Where was The Godfather filmed?

Film NameThe Godfather
GenreCrime, Drama
Filming locationUSA
Filming DatesMarch 29, 1971, to August 7, 1971
Release DateMarch 24, 1972

The film’s filming took place primarily in the USA, particularly in California. The filming of the film started on March 29, 1971, and was completed on August 7, 1971. In the below article, we will see the different locations where the film was filmed.

The Godfather Filming Locations in the USA

1. Best & Co. Store

Address: 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

The Godfather Filming Locations, Best & Co. Store original image (Image credit: tripsavvy)The Godfather Filming Locations, Best & Co. Store in film (Image credit: productplacementblog)

Best & Co. was a department store by Albert Best founded in 1879 in New York City. The front and in and around of the Best & Co. was used to film some scenes of the film The Godfather and you can spot the building when Michael Corleone and Kay Adams are doing Christmas shopping.

2. Mitchell Field, New York

Address: Uniondale, NY 11530, USA

Mitchel Air Force Base well known as Mitchel Field was a United States Air Force base on the Hempstead Plains of Long Island, New York but was decommissioned in 1961.

The Godfather Filming Locations, Mitchell Field, New York original image (Image credit: travelsports)The Godfather Filming Locations, Mitchell Field, New York in film (Image credit: mitchelfield)

The film scene where Sonny is killed and shot on a runway was filmed at Mitchel Field and where three tollbooths were built by the production team along with guard rails, and billboards to film the scene.

3. Filmways Studios

Address: 246 East 127th Street, East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Filmways, Inc. also noted as Filmways Pictures and Filmways Television a television and film production company that was founded in 1952 by American film executive Martin Ransohoff and Edwin Kasper is known as the production company of CBS.

The Godfather Filming Locations, Filmways Studios (Image credit: harlembespoke)
The Godfather Filming Locations, Filmways Studios (Image credit: harlembespoke)

The studio was used to film interior scenes of Don Corleone’s mansion. The studio closed down and become a huge supermarket after it’s been demolished.

4. California, USA

Hollywood United Methodist Church at 6817 Franklin Avenue in California was also used as one of the filming locations, and the cast and crew also filmed in and around Hollywood in California.

The Godfather Filming Locations, Hollywood United Methodist Church, California, USA (Image credit: hollywoodumc)
The Godfather Filming Locations, Hollywood United Methodist Church, California, USA (Image credit: hollywoodumc)

Royce Hall at 340 Royce Drive a building on the campus of the University of California was also one of the filming locations where they Recorded pf Skinner Organ. 1 Allen Ave in Ross was also used to film Kay Adams’ school. Beverly Estate location was used to film Woltz’s mansion.

The Godfather Filming Locations, Royce Hall, California, USA (Image credit: wiki)
The Godfather Filming Locations, Royce Hall, California, USA (Image credit: wiki)

5. New York, USA

A Mansion near 110 Longfellow Road, Staten Island in New York City was used to film some part of Corleone’s mansion. Church of St. Joachim and St. Anne on the grounds of The Mission of the Immaculate Virgin at Mount Loretto in New York was used to film exterior scenes of the church where the christening takes place.

The Godfather Filming Locations, Emerson Hill, New York, USA original image (Image credit: google map)The Godfather Filming Locations, Emerson Hill, New York, USA in film (Image credit: youtube)

The pretty location near 120 Longfellow Road, Emerson Hill was used to film the wedding celebrations scenes in the film. Clemenza’s home was also filmed at 1999 East 5th Street Brooklyn in New York City.

Other Filming Locations of The Godfather

Apart from the above-mentioned locations, the film has also been shot in many other locations, a brief description of which is given in this table.

LocationsScenes
Forza d’AgròCorleone village
Old St Patrick’s CathedralChristening scene
3531 White Plains RoadItalian restaurant
Jack Dempsey’s RestaurantSome Important Scenes
Savocabar sequence, Michael and Apollonia’s wedding church
Castello Degli Schiavi, Fiumefreddo di SiciliaDon Tommasino’s villa, car blown up
NY Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2nd Avenue & East 13th Street, NYCVito hospital scenes
Mott Street, ManhattanGenco Olive Oil Co
“Old” Lincoln Hospital, Southern BlvdVito is being transported in an Ambulance from the Hospital
1 Allen Ave, Ross, CaliforniaKay Adams’ school
1999 East 5th Street BrooklynClemenza’s home
Santo DomingoCuba outside scenes
Mineola, Long Islanddeserted airstrip
Falaise Museum, 127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NYWoltz’s mansion interior scenes

The Godfather Official Trailer

The Godfather was released at the Loew’s State Theatre on March 14, 1972, and in the United States on March 24, 1972, by Paramount Pictures. (External Link: IMDb)

What is the Filming Location of The Godfather?

The Godfather was Filmed in the USA.

When was The Godfather filmed?

The Godfather filming started on March 29, 1971, to August 7, 1971.

Where can you watch The Godfather?

The film The Godfather will be available on Paramount Pictures.

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