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Woody Allen Film Locations in New York

A Love Letter

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Created by Roadtrippers - July 20th 2016

Insanely charming and deliciously-neurotic, Woody Allen’s films are angst-ridden love letters to the city of New York. In honor of the director’s 78th birthday, here’s a walking tour of Woody Allen’s most iconic New York filming locations.

The Beekman Theatre
3.5

1271 2nd Ave, New York, NY, US

The Beekman Theatre

Annie Hall is considered one of the best, if not the best, Woody Allen film. This historic Beekman Theatre is where a fan accosts Alvy Singer (Woody’s character), who’s waiting impatiently for Annie (Diane Keaton), one of the world’s first Manic-Pixie-Dreamgirls.

The Paris Theatre
4.3

768 5th Avenue, New York, NY, US

The Paris Theatre

Also don’t forget to catch a flick at The Paris Theater, where Woody gets into a pretentious argument with a pretentious Columbia professor.

Pomander Walk
2.9

270 W 95th St, New York, NY, US

Pomander Walk

In Hannah and Her Sisters, Sam Waterston takes Dianne Wiest and Carrie Fisher on a tour of his favorite buildings in New York, including this ridiculously-cute, mock-Tudor village. Pomander Walk has enchanted such fans as Humphrey Bogart and Woody Allen, with its old English charm.

Central Park West, New York, NY, US

The Langham

Another iconic building from Hannah and Her Sisters is The Langham. This is where Hannah (Mia Farrow) lived and held her annual Thanksgiving dinner.

The St Regis New York
3.7

Two East 55th Street, at Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, US

The St Regis New York

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Don’t forget to visit the St. Regis-Sheraton Hotel, where Hannah’s husband (played by Michael Caine) has an affair with Hanna’s sister (played by Barbara Hershey), after they meet at the Pageant Print and Book Store, while browsing for e.e. cummings.

1703 2nd Avenue, New York, NY, US

Elaine's Restaurant

Shot in black and white, and set to a gorgeous Gershwin score, Manhattan is another fan favorite. Woody Allen used to frequent this classic New York restaurant when it was open and this is where Manhattan opens, as Allen is discussing the ups and downs of dating a 17-year old to his friends. Elaine’s is iconic in every sense of the word. Unfortunately it’s now closed. The owner, Elaine Kauffman was so pissed off about New York’s smoking ban (she herself had quit years earlier, but believed her customers should still be able to puff up). After Kauffman died, the establishment closed: “The truth is, there is no Elaine’s without Elaine.”

The Russian Tea Room
3.5

150 W 57th St, New York, NY, US

The Russian Tea Room

Celebrating its 85th year, the Russian Tea Room is a New York institution. Allen’s been a longtime regular at this uptown restaurant. This is where he brings his son for some bonding in Manhattan.

John's Pizzeria
4.5

278 Bleecker St, New York, NY, US

John's Pizzeria

Another prominent eatery from the film was John’s Pizzeria (classic New York pizza joint since 1929), where Allen’s young girlfriend (a delightful Mariel Hemingway) informs him of her plans to study in London.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
3.5

1071 5th Ave, New York, NY, US

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

This stunning building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is a must-see stop in its own rite. It also happens to be where Allen and Diane Keaton’s characters meet in Manhattan.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
5.0

1000 5th Ave, New York, NY, US

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum is also briefly shown in the prologue, and the Whitney has a brief appearance.

Hayden Planetarium
4.4

81 Central Park West, New York, NY, US

Hayden Planetarium

Also, the Hayden Planetarium was used as a backdrop for various scenes in the film. It’s where Allen and Diane Keaton go to escape the rain.

11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY, US

The Museum of Modern Art

Don’t forget the Museum of Modern Art, the location for the Equal Rights Amendment Fundraiser.

Riverview Terrace
4.7

New York, NY, US

Riverview Terrace

A trip to Woody Allen’s New York isn’t complete without a photo at Riverview Terrace. This is also the arguably the most famous scene from the film, and one of the most iconic movie poster photos of all time. It’s where Woody and Keaton watch the sun come up. Unfortunately the bench has mysteriously disappeared.

Carnegie Delicatessen
4.0

854 7th Ave, New York, NY, US

Carnegie Delicatessen

A midtown landmark, the 40-seat Carnegie Deli opened in 1937 across from Carnegie Hall. It was featured prominently in Broadway Danny Rose, Allen’s film that chronicled the career of Danny Rose, a Broadway talent agent to a motley crew of hopeless, wannabe stars. His misadventures are discussed by comedians who share Danny Rose stories at The Carnegie. This is another real-life location that Allen frequents.

The Carlyle Hotel
4.2

70 E 77th St, Ofc 1, New York, NY, US

The Carlyle Hotel

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A Woody Allen tour of New York isn’t complete without a stop at The Carlyle Hotel, where Woody performs with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band every Monday, and a walk through Central Park Zoo (a staple of Allen’s films).

64th St and 5th Ave, New York, NY, US

Central Park Zoo

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