A Guide to ‘The Godfather’ Filming Locations in New York City

Mar 25, 2022 1237

BY: Jennifer Nalewicki

In an iconic scene in The Godfather, Michael Corleone attends his newborn son’s christening. The scene unfolds inside the hallowed walls of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan and is punctuated by a montage of grisly murders unfolding throughout New York City at the hands of the Corleone mob family.

Director Francis Ford Coppola largely used the city as a backdrop for his award-winning film, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of its release this year, but also gave it a starring role, filming at various locations across all five boroughs. Today, many of those sites still look similar to the way they did when he filmed the movie in the early 1970s.

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SOURCE: https://www.smithsonianmag.com

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