Night of the Living Dead

Year: 1968

Pittsburgh location: Evans City Cemetery, Butler County

Point it appears in the movie: 1:50

Carnegie Mellon University graduate George A. Romero's zombie flick is a horror movie classic The film was shot in and around Evans City, Butler County, about 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh.

Visit: While the farmhouse where leading man Ben (Duane Jones) and company take refuge from the zombies is no longer standing, the nearby cemetery is still open to the public. Head out of Evans City south on Franklin Road to get there.

The Silence of the Lambs

Year: 1991

Pittsburgh location: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum's Grand Ballroom

Point it appears in the movie: 1:04:45

This is perhaps the most critically acclaimed film to be shot partially in Pittsburgh, winning five Academy Awards. FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) tries to get imprisoned serial killer Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) to help identify another serial killer. Soldiers & Sailors stands in for the courthouse where Lecter is being held.

Visit: Soldiers & Sailors, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 13 or adults 60 or older.

Lorenzo's Oil

Year: 1993

Pittsburgh location: Heinz Chapel

Point it appears in the movie: 11:50

This medical drama is based on the real-life story of a couple (Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon) who seek a cure for their son's rare genetic disorder. Perhaps the most noteworthy Pittsburgh moment comes when the couple attend nighttime Mass at Heinz Chapel.

Visit: Heinz Chapel, Bellefield and Fifth avenues, is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Striking Distance

Year: 1993

Pittsburgh location: Point State Park

Point it appears in the movie: 56:45

Bruce Willis stars in this mystery crime story as Det. Tom Hardy, a cop trying to find the killer of his father. One scene of special local note takes place at Point State Park, where the movie showcases a policemen's ball.

Visit: Free.


Year: 1999

Pittsburgh location: Former church at 130 Larimer Ave., East Liberty

Point it appears in the movie: 1:40:53

This religious comedy is about an abortion clinic worker, Bethany (Linda Fiorentino), who must save humanity from two rogue angels, Loki and Bartelby (Ben Affleck and Matt Damon). A former Pittsburgh church is the setting of the movie's final fight scene.

Visit: The building is for sale and closed to the public.

Inspector Gadget

Year: 1999

Pittsburgh locations: PPG Place and Sixth Street Bridge

Points they appear in the movie: 56:53 and 1:04:10

Disney's adaptation of the children's cartoon is loaded with special effects. Matthew Broderick plays the humanoid-robotic inspector, and Rupert Everett plays his arch-nemesis, Sanford Scolex. PPG Place serves as the villain's headquarters. The Sixth Street Bridge, since renamed the Roberto Clemente Bridge, is the backdrop for the final battle scene.

Visit: Both sites are free.

Wonder Boys

Year: 2000

Pittsburgh locations: Carnegie Mellon University campus, various others

Points they appear in the movie: Throughout

Curtis Hanson's quirky dramedy finds a professor (Michael Douglas) struggling to complete the follow-up to his acclaimed first novel while mentoring a troubled student (Tobey Maguire) and struggling with his tumultuous personal life.

Visit: CMU is at the corner of Forbes and Morewood avenues, Oakland.

She's Out of My League

Year: 2010

Pittsburgh locations: Market Square

Point it appears in the movie: 28:48

The romantic comedy is about a timid TSA agent (Jay Baruchel) who catches the eye of the beautiful Molly (Alice Eve). Market Square is the scene of their first date.

Visit: Forbes Avenue and Market Square. Free.


Year: 2011

Pittsburgh locations: PNC Park

Point it appears in the movie: 1:23:11

This action film stars Taylor Lautner as the son of slain secret agents. The climatic scenes take place at PNC Park.

Visit: PNC Park is at 115 Federal St. Walk around for free or catch a game. Ticket prices vary.

The Dark Knight Rises

Year: 2012

Pittsburgh locations: Heinz Field and the Mellon Institute

Points they appear in the movie: 1:27:30 (Heinz Field), 2:11:00 (Mellon Institute)

Super-villain Bane (Tom Hardy) plots to take over Gotham City, and Batman (Christian Bale) must intervene. Heinz Field is the setting for a Gotham City Rogues football game. The Mellon Institute stands in for Gotham City Hall.

Visit: Walking tours of Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave., are available through Nov. 1, at $7 for adults and $5 for students, children under 19 and adults aged 55 and older. The Mellon Institute is at Fifth and Bellefield avenues.