Texas Most Famous Film Locations

Texas has been chosen by many filmmakers for good reason. From breathtaking scenery and ever changing landscape to the real and fictional heroes, Texas has it all. We have listed below many of the film locations that you can visit. Check the map of Texas Classic Film Trail.


Bonnie & ClydeHope Floatsthe Last Picture Show

True Grit (2010)

with Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Matt Damon

The courthouse scene in which Rooster Cogburn (Jeff) stands trial for killing a man, was filmed on the top floor of the Courthouse in the small Hill Country town of Blanco.

Blanco Old Courthouse

Blanco, Texas

Office Space (1999)

with Jennifer Aniston, Ron Livingston

Peter (Ron) comes into the restaurant "Chotskie's" to invite the waitress Joanna (Jennifer) to join him next door at another restaurant, "Flingers." The restaurants look exactly the same because for filming they decorated one half of the same restaurant in red, the other half in green.

Baker Street Pub & Grill

Austin, Texas

Terms of Endearment (1983)

with Jack Nicholson, Shirley MacLain

Garrett Breedlove (Jack) convinces Aurora Greenway (Shirley) to let him take her to lunch at Brennan's. A very peevish date is followed by a famous and even more outrageous drive down the beach.

Brennan's of Houston

Houston, Texas

Leap of Faith (1992)

with Lolita Davidovich, Steve Martin, Lukas Haas

Working at The Quick Lunch Diner (now Broadway Brew) Marva (Lolita), catches the eye of Jonas (Steve). Marva warns Jonas not to give false hope to her little brother, Boyd (Lukas) who is unable to walk due to a car accident.

Broadway Brew Coffeehouse

Plainview, Texas

Tender Mercies (1983)

with Robert Duvall, Tess Harper

The saloon and dance hall, Cedar Creek Plowboys Club, is featured many times as the place where Mac Sledge (Robert) often performs after being hired by Rosa Lee (Tess).


Cedar Creek Brewery

Seven Points, Texas

Friday Night Lights (TV Series 2006-2011)

with Zach Gilford, Gaius Charles, Aimee Teegarden

The Alamo Freeze was the workplace of Matt Saracen (Zach) and later "Smash" Williams (Gaius). During the Season 5 finale Matt Saracen proposed to Julie Taylor (Aimee) outside of the restaurant.

The Alamo Freeze

Austin, Texas

Rushmore (1998)

with Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams

When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of teenager, Max (Jason), who quickly falls in love with her. Max works as an apprentice at his father's barber shop where many scenes take place.

Doug's Barber Shop

Houston, Texas

Benji (1974)

with Patsy Garrett, Richard Bachman

This grand home in the 1974 film was used as the abandoned and "haunted" house as the hideout for the lovable stray dog Benj, a stray who has the hearts of a number of the townspeople.

Dowell House Bed & Breakfast

McKinney, Texas

Bonnie & Clyde (1976)

with Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway

Pilot Point Town Square was the location of the famous bank robbery scene where Clyde Barrow (Warren) and Bonnie Parker (Faye) lead their first bank robbery as the Barrow Gang.

Pilot Point Town Square

Pilot Point, Texas


with Steve McQueen, Ben Johnson, Heather Burns

In The Getaway, when Doc McCoy (Steve) meets Jack Beynon (Ben) for a chat with the corrupt businessman. In Selena, Chris and Selena celebrate their mariage during a walk. And In Miss Congeniality, Miss Rhode Island (Heather) doesn't describe her perfect date correctly.

The Riverwalk

San Antonio, Texas


with Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr.

On Main Street where Birdee (Sandra) was literally swept off her feet by Justin (Harry), and where the Festival of Lights Parade was held at the end of the film.

Town of Smithville

Smithville, Texas

DALLAS (TV SERIES, 1978-1991)

with Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton, Patrick Duffy

Dallas, one of the longest lasting primetime dramas in American TV history, ran for 13 seasons, focusing on the conflict of values between members of the wealthy, multi-generational Texas oil family, the Ewings.

Southfork Ranch

Parker, Texas

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The iconic Last Chance Gas Station, where things start to go wrong for 5 close friends who find themselves chased and hunted by a ugly & deformed chainsaw mad man killer, and his family members of psycho killers in the distant mountains of Texas.

The Last Chance Gas Station

Bastrop, Texas

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms, Cloris Leachman

The Royal Theater serves as the lone movie theater where in the final act, best friends Duane (Jeff) and Sonny (Timothy) attend the final screening at the theater.

The Royal Theater

Archer City, Texas

Places in the Heart (1984)

with Sally Field

The first floor lobby of the Rogers Hotel served as the local bank where widow Edna Spalding (Sally) frequently visits in an effort to save her farm from foreclosure.

The Rogers Hotel

Waxahachie, Texas


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