Letterman Digital and New Media Arts Center

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WillieMacfan
Healdsburg, CA643 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a working office building. Visitors are allowed only in the lobby during normal work hours. No tours.

The lobby contains models from Star Wars- R2D2, Darth Vader, Stormtrooper and other materials about Lucas films.

Located on the site of former Letterman Army Hospital it is near the Lombard Street entrance to the Presidio. There is paid parking available nearby. The grounds around the facility are quite attractive and does incorporate some statues and a fountain. There are places to grab a snack or take a break.
Written January 4, 2020
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MDD66
St Louis, MO508 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Lucas bought this portion of the Presidio (who knows, maybe all of it) and has a campus here. Maybe now, because of the Disney acquisition, it is being dismantled, I am not sure?

The first time I visited with my kids, every window was filled with movie posters, models, statues, cardboard characters, etc. Almost all of it was from Star Wars.
This time I visited, many rooms are empty and not near as many things to feast the eyes on.

Still a fun place for those with imaginations. Although you cannot get in to the buildings, there's no tours, etc. I was able to enter the reception room this time and see a lot of the memorabilia in it, which was fun.

There's the famous Yoda fountain, an R2D2, Darth Vader, and Droid life size statues in the reception area. Several movie props, like light sabers of various characters, a few movie award photos from Lucas and the crew, and tons of little statues and models of various characters and scenes from the movies.

Inside the reception area, there's a few life sized storm troopers in the hallway, but the public isn't allowed in there. Only those with kiddos in the day care facilities and employees.

In between a couple of the buildings, there's a walkway between the second stories and through the glass you can see dinosaurs from Jurassic Park, a helicopter, and numerous space creatures and figures.

All of the buildings are in a beautiful setting, regardless of it being Lucas Films, it's a serene environment and inviting to want to visit and relax.

The buildings are all old Presidio military bdlgs that have been re-modeled and look nice. Large walkways, fountains, a little man-made stream, a pond, and various trees and plants from all over.

You can still see some memorabilia through the windows, and it's fun to imagine what creative things are happening within it's walls.
Written September 10, 2018
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MickeyThePikey
Dunfermline, UK168 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
If you're a Star Wars fan and you're in San Francisco, you've got to visit this place, at least just to see the Yoda fountain outside.

Inside at the reception, there are a number of Star Wars items, but none of these are screen used props, just replicas and collectibles produced by companies like Gentle Giant and the defunct Master Replicas - Although if you look at them closely, you'll see that they are artist proof pieces...

Really easy to find - Just follow Lombard street into Presido, take the first right into Letterman Drive and its the second building on the right.
Written April 28, 2017
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Danielle M
Brooklyn, NY31 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Wish someone told us in advance that the office was closed to the public due to COVID. We had our mask on but you're still not allowed to take pictures in the lobby. We was so looking forward to taking pics. Hope this review helps someone else.
Written February 28, 2022
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Michael B
Switzerland120 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
For a star war fan its a great place to go only access to the entry of the building but nice stuff to have a look at and take pictures, don’t expect more then just the entrance And the fountain if you are around have a look 👍
Written September 4, 2019
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Wood77
Los Angeles, CA1,820 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Lucasfilm San Francisco is a business that resides inside the Presidio. On weekdays from 8 am - 5 pm, the office is opened. Remember this location is a working business and NOT a tourist attraction. We were allowed to walk into the lobby, quietly and respectfully to see some Star Wars pieces. The Star Wars memorabilia were displayed on tables and bookshelves. We saw many replicas of the different lightsabers, head gears, and small Stormtrooper statues. Highlights include a life sized Stormtrooper, old Darth Vader costume, and a metal R2D2. You get there by walking 10-15 minutes from the Palace of Fine Arts.
Written March 19, 2019
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Robert H
London, UK174 contributions
Aug 2016
It's nice they let you into the lobby of what is their office but there isn't much going on aside from a metal r2d2, Darth Vader suit and other Star Wars artefacts. Perhaps worth seeing but not worth going to see.
Written August 22, 2016
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Victoria T
Spanaway29 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
My husband is a Star Wars fan and loved this stop. It is a very low-key star wars tourist location. There was no one else in there at the time except for the receptionist. When you first walk into the lobby, there is a first order storm trooper statue. To the left of the entrance is where all the other star wars memorabilia and statues are. Some fun things to see are life-size statues of Darth Vader and Boba Fett. There are other neat trinkets within the bookcases on the wall. My husband asked the receptionist if it is normally busy in there. She replied that there are people there all day everyday.
Written May 12, 2016
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John G
Vancouver, Washington, Usa50 contributions
May 2019
This is an interesting place...Quite a few Star Wars figures in the lobby and one outside...The lobby is as far as you can go in the building though.. There is a small figure of King Kong on a building in the lobby too..
Written July 6, 2019
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Cynthia C
Willamette Valley, OR912 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
By all means, visitthe Yoda fountain and go into the lobby beyond to see awards and memorabilia, but dont miss walking though the garden (follow signs to Starbucks) as some of the finest views in the north end are here. Also a very easy walk to the Palace of Fine Arts and cafe RX (the best breakfast or lunch in the area.
Written May 10, 2018
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