Movie Studios Walking Tour in Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Self Guided)

Los Angeles movie studios are truly star factories, where many great movies are filmed. There are many movie studios in Los Angeles. Some of them, such as Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks, are very famous, while others, like Raleigh and Ren-Mar are obscure. Check out these wonderful movie studios in Los Angeles in the following self-guided tour.
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Movie Studios Walking Tour in Los Angeles Map

Guide Name: Movie Studios Walking Tour in Los Angeles
Guide Location: USA » Los Angeles (See other walking tours in Los Angeles)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Author: ashley
Sunset Gower Studios

1) Sunset Gower Studios

Established in 1921, Sunset Gower Studios used to be Columbia Pictures Studio. It is still the largest independent studio in Hollywood and serves as a facility for big movie productions. The studio is home to the famous "It Happened One Night," filmed in 1934. Nowadays Sunset-Gower Studios produces famous TV shows such as "Hannah Montana."
Mirror Films

2) Mirror Films

Although Mirror Films is not as renowned as many other movie studios, they specialize in creating the best quality work. This production house is home to many award-winning works in different fields, including television, commercials and music videos.
Raleigh Studios

3) Raleigh Studios

Raleigh Studios is perhaps not as famous as Paramount Pictures or Warner Brothers, but it is one of the oldest studios in Los Angeles. Opened in 1915, the studio has had several names, including Clune Studios, California Studio and Producers Studios. Many Oscar-winning films were filmed here, among them are "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane," "In the Heat of the Night" and "The Best Years of Our Lives.”
Paramount Studios

4) Paramount Studios (must see)

Paramount Studios was established in 1913 and located near Sunset and Vine at the time. In 1926 the studio moved to its current location. Today Paramount Pictures is the only major movie studio remaining in Hollywood. Paramount's stars include such big celebrities as Marlene Dietrich, Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, and many others.

Why You Should Visit:
To see behind the scenes of how film and TV shows are made. Tours are conducted in small groups of about 20-25 people. You go through the back lot and some of the sound stages. Good explanation by knowledgeable tour guides. Interesting interactive museum to end the tour.
Red Studios Hollywood

5) Red Studios Hollywood

Red Studios Hollywood is a relatively new name in the cinema industry. In 2010 Red Digital Cinema Camera Company purchased Ren-Mar Studios, a studio acknowledged for its shows such as “Seinfeld”, “Allie McBeal”, “Wedding Crashers” etc., and thus Red Studios Hollywood was born. Following the success of Ren-Mar, but in a much more improved manner, Red Studios is currently producing two of the most successful movie series of today, “ Weeds” and “True Blood”.
Hollywood Center Studios

6) Hollywood Center Studios

Originally built in 1919, Hollywood Center Studios rents out its twelve wonderful stages to different movie and television production companies. A lot of famous games shows were filmed here. The studio has a long and captivating history. In 1928 Howard Hughes shot the legendary film "Hell's Angels" here. The early seasons of "I Love Lucy" were also filmed here.
The Lot

7) The Lot

This studio opened in 1920, when Hampton Studios moved to The Lot's current location on North Formosa Avenue. The Lot has had many names, among which were Warner Hollywood Studios and United Artists Studios. Recently the second season of "True Blood" was filmed here. Some famous films such as “Basic Instinct,” “First Daughter” and episodes of "The Majestic" were filmed here as well.

Walking Tours in Los Angeles, California

Create Your Own Walk in Los Angeles

Create Your Own Walk in Los Angeles

Creating your own self-guided walk in Los Angeles is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Los Angeles Comedy Clubs Walking Tour

Los Angeles Comedy Clubs Walking Tour

Los Angeles is an absolutely perfect place to enjoy comedy performances, as the crowd is especially warm and energetic here. Great comedians from all over the US and the world come to Los Angeles to perform and become famous. Take this self-guided tour to discover LA’s best comedy clubs.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.6 km
Hollywood Walk

Hollywood Walk

Hollywood, LA's by far most famous district, is a popular destination for sightseeing and nightlife. It is also a historic center of film making. Paramount Studios, the only large film studio still operational in Hollywood, and the iconic Walk of Fame, are just some of the district's major attractions. To see what else the famous area has to offer, follow this self-guided walking tour...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Los Angeles Specialty Shops Walk

Los Angeles Specialty Shops Walk

The Los Angeles shopping scene offers a great variety of big shopping malls, amazing indoor and outdoor stores, as well as beautiful specialty shops. You can find a wide range of outstanding gifts, unique souvenirs and creative pieces of art in these stores. Take the following self-guided tour to explore the gorgeous specialty shops in Los Angeles.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
Live Music Venues Walking Tour in Los Angeles

Live Music Venues Walking Tour in Los Angeles

The nightlife in Los Angeles is extremely varied to suit everyone's taste. This is particularly true in relation to the clubs, restaurants and bars that host live music performances. Take the following walking tour if you'd like to see live R&B, rock, jazz or blues concerts.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Places of Worship Walking Tour in Los Angeles

Places of Worship Walking Tour in Los Angeles

Los Angeles features a great number of beautiful churches and temples. These religious buildings attract a lot of tourists as well as Hollywood celebrities. For instance, Bing Crosby often visited the Good Shepherd Church in Beverly Hills. Take this self-guided tour to explore some of the wonderful Los Angeles churches.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.2 km
Los Angeles Theaters Walking Tour

Los Angeles Theaters Walking Tour

Los Angeles is loaded with a great number of outstanding theaters. These theaters showcase outstanding performances and productions that you will not want to miss. Many of the theaters are now national historic landmarks. Take this self-guided tour to explore the amazing theaters in Los Angeles.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km

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