New York Film Locations

Almost Famous (2000)

Last Updated: June 2023

Set in 1973, it chronicles the funny and often poignant coming-of-age of 15-year-old music fanatic William (Patrick Fugit). Having managed to land an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview the up-and-coming band Stillwater, fronted by lead guitarist Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup), and with the help of 'band aid' Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), William finds himself drawn into the band's inner circle, despite the objections of his over-protective mother (Frances McDormand). As he becomes less an observer and more a participant in the band's dynamics, William learns a life-changing lesson about the importance of family: the ones we inherit and the ones we create.

Queensboro Bridge, East 59th Street (btw Manhattan and Queens) New York.


Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue and East 21st Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Max's Kansas City was a nightclub (upstairs) and restaurant (downstairs) at 213 Park Avenue South, btw 17th and 18th Streets, in New York City that was a gathering spot for musicians, poets, artists and politicians in the 1960s and 1970s.

Max's Kansas City, 213 Park Avenue and East 17th Street, Manhattan.


Sutton Place (btw East 57th and 58th Streets) Manhattan.


The Plaza Hotel, 750 5th Avenue and Central Park South, Manhattan.


South East Corner, Central Park, Manhattan.



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