San Antonio is one of the best cities for moviemakers

We made MovieMaker Magazine’s “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” for 2024.

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The whole city is aglow with movie magic.

It should come as no surprise that San Antonio was named one of the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2024” in MovieMaker Magazine. The publication lauded our photogenic city with its 250 city-owned locations which offer free permits and turnkey film permitting. What can we say? The camera loves the San Antonio River Walk.

No wonder so many films + TV shows have been shot here, including:

  • “Miss Congeniality” | The beauty pageant itself is set in San Antonio, and you can see the River Walk in several scenes.
  • “Spy Kids” | You may have noticed that the spy headquarters (The OSS) looks familiar.
  • “Selena” | This 1997 biopic used the Alamodome as the set for the Astrodome in Houston.
  • “Squid Games: Backstories” | Contestant 393 competed in the “Squid Games” and shared her backstory about being the only deaf contestant.

Do you have a favorite film set in San Antonio? Let us know.

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