This weekend we stumbled upon the filming of the earthquake movie
staring the Rock: San Andreas
. The crew was set up in front of VJ Grocery, which sits on Taylor at Clay — and as always — the most unrealistic aspect of the filming was all the parking. Forget the mentions of the movie featuring a cruise ship hitting the Golden Gate Bridge, you could have parked a boat on this street.
We watched for a bit as the stand-ins marked the scene where a man hobbles to the steps of the closed corner store with a bum leg and some lady takes her top off to wrap a tourniquet around it. Or, well, that's what it looked like, during this marking she just pretended to take off her sweater/shirt.
And as we made our way around the set something caught our eye in the set-design area of the intersection — an SF Weekly
newspaper stand with our current issue in it. As we snapped a picture of the sideways newsstand a staff member turned toward us and said "no photos, please." Okay, that's fine, we see a bunch everyday.
According to the Mercury News
, Saturday was the last day of shooting on the streets of San Francisco, so now we'll all have to wait until 2015 to see it hit theaters.