For much of the history of cinema, Stockton has served as a popular location for shooting movies. Producers and directors from Hollywood and other film-making capitals travel to Stockton to take advantage of its "film-friendly" environment. Great locations, a position in central California with easy rail and freeway access, and low production costs make Stockton an obvious choice for economically and creatively minded producers.
From the University of the Pacific's beautiful ivy-covered college campus to the picturesque waterways of the Delta, Stockton and San Joaquin County offer many diverse locations for the film industry. Stockton's combination of modern and Victorian architecture will give a unique appearance to your next scene. Film producers find that Stockton can look like either a small western-style town or a mid-sized metropolitan city -- depending on which part of the city you are filming. Vast fields of crops, undeveloped country, rustic and modern drawbridges, performance roads, and panoramic views provide ample sites for wilderness shoots. Directors can easily and economically achieve an Old West pre-electricity "feel" right here in California.
San Joaquin County does not charge permit fees to film producers! Honest! This helps make the county an excellent choice for low or high budget films.

Type: Regional Film Office

Rhea, Wes
CEO / Film Liaison, Stockton / San Joaquin County Film Commission
125 Bridge Place, 2nd Floor, Stockton, CA 95202
209.938.1551 / 1555 phone 1
877.778.6258 phone 2


The California Film Commission (CFC) coordinates with the over 60 Regional Film Offices to help promote and facilitate filming throughout California. Regional Film Office Partners support productions that wish to film in a local region. They operate as part of their jurisdiction's chamber of commerce, county, city, or convention and visitors bureau. Regional Film Office Partners have a knowledge of production and will coordinate film location activities when a production company wishes to film in their area. We recommend that your first call should be to the local Regional Film Office Partner. It could save you a lot of time, money, and energy. // Updated 7.16.14 eg / 1.16.2015 lm / 10.12.15 / 12.11.2015 lb / 12.21.2016 lb / 12.29.2017 / 12.5.2018 / 4.19.2020 lm

19 Locations

Location ID Address
Brookside Farm 1855 3122 Brookside Rd, Stockton, CA
Caswell Memorial State Park (SP) 1875 28000 South Austin Road, Ripon, CA
Farmington 135 Farmington, CA
Fox California Theater 676 Main and San Joaquin, Stockton, CA
Herman and Helen's Marina, Empire Tract 1626 Stockton, CA
King's Island Resort and Marina 1627 11530 East Eight Mile Road, Stockton, CA
Lodi 159 Lodi, CA
Lodi Grape Festival and Event Center 10100433 413 E. Lockeford Street, Lodi, CA
Northern California Women's Facility (NCWF) -... 6834 7150 Arch Road, Stockton, CA
Orvis Ranch 39 9006 East Highway 4, Farmington, CA
Paradise Point Marina 1628 11530 East Eight Mile Road, Stockton, CA
Park West Place - ShopCore Properties 10158004 10318-10970 Trinity Parkway, Stockton, CA
Pioneer Museum and Haggin Galleries 1024 1201 North Pershing Avenue, Stockton, CA
Port of Stockton 1619 2201 West Washington Street, Stockton, CA
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta / California Del... 10100140 San Joaquin, CA
Stockton 86 Stockton, CA
Stockton Delta 1757 Stockton, CA
Tracy Inn 460 24 West 11th Street, Tracy, CA
University of the Pacific - UOP 919 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA