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Experience Hollywood

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood Boulevard

Studio Tours

You've never been to New York but you think you know what it looks like from what you've seen on television? Think again! Many of the motion picture films and television shows are filmed right here in Los Angeles! These studios open their doors to the public for a look behind the scenes. And, keep your eyes never know who you may see when touring! Note: Be aware that each studio strictly enforces minimum age requirements.

Paramount Studios, Hollywood
A two-hour walking tour past sound stages, down 'city' streets, and through the infamous Bronson Gate immerses visitors into the movie-making industry.
5515 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90038

Paramount Movie Ranch, Agoura Hills
Woolsey Fire Alert: Most of the western town was burned in the November 2018 fire. Just steps from the parking lot, this western set was well-known for its starring role in "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." For twenty-five years, the landscape in this ranch played diverse roles including a South Seas island in "Ebb Tide," colonial Massachusetts in "The Maid of Salem," ancient China in "The Adventures of Marco Polo," and San Francisco in "Wells Fargo."
2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills CA 91301

Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City
Sony's walking tour takes you down memory lane as you pass familiar settings and soundstages. You may even have the opportunity to go into a soundstage or visit the sets of "Jeopardy" or "Wheel of Fortune." (To obtain tickets to these shows the day of your visit, call 800-482-9840.) The tour ends in the exclusive Sony Emporium. A cafe is available on site.
10202 Washington Blvd, Culver City CA 90232

Universal Studios, Hollywood
This theme-park experience begins with Universal City Walk (no admission required) featuring night clubs, restaurants, cinema, and special events. With admission, visitors are catapulted into the movie experience with rides, shows, and attractions--as well as a backlot tour by tram. Don't like long lines? An additional fee allows you to move to the front of the line. Purchase the VIP Experience and get into areas closed to the general public--as well as those front-of-the-line privileges.
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City CA 91608

Warner Bros., Burbank
Hop aboard a cart and tour the backlot of this working studio. Walk on the 'streets of New York,' check out a soundstage, and see where the laughter comes from on your favorite sitcoms. This two hour & fifteen minute tour allows visitors to disembark at designated areas and walk about the backlot with their guide, as well as stroll through the Warner Bros. museum at their leisure. A cafe and Starbucks are located on site.
3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank CA 91505

Be a Part of a Live Studio Audience

Discover Hollywood
Select "Arts & Entertainment" then "TV Tix" on website. Free tickets allow you to be part of the laughter you hear on your favorite sitcoms. But be prepared to sit for a while, because a 30-minute program may take more than three hours to tape. Between takes, you'll be entertained to keep your laughter intact. Minimum ages apply and advance tickets do not guarantee you'll get to see the show, as most shows are 'oversold.' Locations vary.

Attend a Free Movie Screening

My Cinema Access
(Facebook Page) Several times a year, members of will receive invitations to screenings and special events. You never know who you may meet! Locations vary.

Watch a Celeb Receive His/Her Star on Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Walk of Fame
They must show up to receive their star, and you're welcome, too! Check the schedule to see who will be there next or call (323) 469-8311. Exact locations vary.

Catch Celebs at Events Open to the Public

Seeing Stars
Catch your stars in action at book signings, concerts, and television tapings. Or watch them receive their induction to the Rock Wall or Grauman's Chinese Theatre courtyard. Locations vary.

Be in a Movie
That's right, you can be an unpaid extra in a movie, if you'll be in the right town on the right date. Just check the website for details. Locations vary.

Catch the Latest Release--in Hollywood

Vintage movie houses still stand in Hollywood, as do theaters created to show movies the way the studios intended them to be viewed. Perfect acoustics, elaborate architecture and Hollywood-style productions round out the experience.

Chinese Theatre
TCL Chinese Theatre. Shows new releases. Elaborate architecture adorns this most famous movie house in the world, but not at the expense of the latest technology. Of course, you'll have to step over the footprints and handprints of Hollywood's legends-just do so casually for maximum effect. Or upgrade to the private VIP Lounge in the Mann Chinese 6, where waiters bring concessions to your reserved seating.
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

Arclight Hollywood
Head here for the latest blockbuster hits, where the screens are curved for optimum viewing and the acoustics were designed for the ultimate movie experience. In fact, dine in their Café Bar and avoid the stress of rushing to dinner before the show. Or skip dinner and order popcorn with real butter.
6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

Disney's El Capitan
presents the latest Disney releases in a lavish, state-of-the-art theatre. They may even be throwing a fabulous party or performance along with the movie. Located next door is the Disney Soda Fountain & Studio Store.
6838 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

Egyptian Theatre
for classics and foreign films, or the presentation of "Forever Hollywood." The theatre predates Graumann's Chinese Theatre and was also built by Sid Graumann. The grand courtyard depicts an Egyptian theme.
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

New Beverly Cinema
Owned by Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was determined to build a theatre showing double features in 35mm.
"Discover Los Angeles shares with us that many of the 35mm and 16mm prints shown are from his private collection. The theatre closed in January 2018 for upgrades and reopened in December that same year with a full schedule of double features.
7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Regal Cinemas L.A. Live LIVE Stadium 14 Do you want that full movie experience like you had at Disneyland or Disneyworld? The one where you feel like you're actually IN the movie? You know, where the weather is all around you, your chair moves at the appropriate times, you can SMELL the movie--and you may even be rained upon? This 800-seat cinema delivers just that!
1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Universal CityWalk Hollywood Cinema
"See movies where movies are made" is the slogan here, but the fun continues with high-tech elegance with a redesigned 18-plex and a 7-story IMAX with LASER theatre. Visit the website for further techy details.
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Attend a Broadway Musical Theatre Production

Hollywood Pantages Theatre
The beautiful Pantages Theatre, a gorgeous art-deco historical landmark, showcases Hollywood's celebrities in extravagant shows.
6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles

Find Movie Locations

Seeing Stars
So you're a real fan of former California's Governor Schwarzenegger and you'd love to see where his last "Terminator" movie was filmed? Or, perhaps, you'd like a crack at purchasing the real estate featured in "Indecent Proposal?" (Good luck!) Look up your favorite movie's filming locations on this site and create your own self-guided tour of Los Angeles.

Wear the Wardrobe

Pre-loved vintage, neo-vintage and contemporary designer clothing--celebrity hand-me-downs.
8214 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90046

It's a Wrap, Burbank
You never know who will be shopping next to you, so keep your eyes open. Clothes are all marked with the movie, television show, commercial or runway.
3315 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank CA 91505

Universal Studio Store
Located inside Universal Studio's Theme Park is The Wardrobe Department, offering guests an opportunity to purchase clothing or collectibles from television shows.
1000 Universal City Plaza, Universal City CA 91602

Western Costume Company
Looking for that amazing Halloween costume once worn by your favorite celeb? You can get it here! Be sure to check the website for Private Rental Policies.
11041 Vanowen St, North Hollywood CA 91605


TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood
Compare your footprints to John Wayne's or Marilyn Monroe's, take a tour or watch a movie. Can't get here? Then check out the web cam.
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood
Home to the Kodak Theatre, Renaissance Hotel, and numerous retail and dining establishments within the re-created set of D.W. Griffith's 1916 classic film, "Intolerance." If you are playing Tour Guide, for the ultimate effect drop your guests off at the Best Picture Awards Walk (the main entrance leading to the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. Just off Highland), and let them know they are taking the same steps as their favorite stars on Oscar night. The plaques on either side of the grand staircase depict the Best Picture winners from 1929 to present. Rather than walk through the mall, take them back onto Hollywood Boulevard to view the Walk of Fame, and then follow "The Road to Hollywood" (set into the walkway) to the casting couch, where they may be seated for the ultimate "Hollywood photo," with the Hollywood sign as their backdrop.
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
A free museum and self-guided walk introduces you to the times past of this historic location, seen in many films and television shows. Take in a concert or picnic on the grounds.
2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles CA 90068

Hollywood Sign, Hollywood
What started out in 1923 as a real estate promotion for "Hollywoodland" became a star of its own right. Although it is illegal to get up close to the sign, find out where to get the best views and photos. Our recommendations include: The Casting Couch at Hollywood & Highland, Griffith Park Observatory, and the Bronson Caves in Griffith Park.

Hollywood Walk of Fame
Your favorite stars are immortalized here. With over 2,000 stars, you may wish to identify the location of your favorites before heading to Hollywood. Did you know it costs the celebrity $15,000 to have a star installed in his/her honor? Find out more details on the Walk of Fame here. There are many shops along the Walk of Fame offering up plastic "Oscars," film canisters, and other Hollywood memorabilia.
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90028

Hollywood's RockWalk®
Located outside of the Guitar Center. (Link is to Guitar Center.) The desire to immortalize the greatest names in Rock 'n Roll was at the foundation for the development of this attraction. 1985 marked the year of the first inductions, including Stevie Wonder and Eddie Van Halen. Over 150 tiles and handprints now commemorate these celebrities, including Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Dick Clark and Johnny Cash.
7425 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90046

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
Yes, this is where Julia Roberts shopped for new clothes in "Pretty Woman." (Boulmiche is the store where Julia tells the clerk, "Big Mistake!") The best valet parking is free (for up to two hours), just off Dayton Way between N. Rodeo Drive and N. Beverly Drive. Public restrooms are available off the parking garage. Don't miss the Museum of Television & Radio just around the corner on N. Beverly Drive. Oh, and it's rumored that Jane Fonda loves to eat at Nate & Al's Deli on Beverly Drive. Our map link is to Tiffany's at the corner of Via Rodeo and Rodeo Dr.
210 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Sunset Boulevard/PCH 1
Exit W. Sunset Boulevard off Hwy 101 (The Hollywood Freeway) and follow the famed route through Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, and Pacific Palisades, concluding on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) 1. Hang a left and check out Will Rogers State Beach, where episodes of "Baywatch" were filmed before the series was moved to Hawaii. ("Baywatch" was also filmed on other beaches in Malibu.) Then turn around and head west on PCH 1 through Malibu. If you're up for an adventure, pick up Malibu Canyon Road (becomes Las Virgenes) and turn left on Mulholland Highway. Turn right on Cornell Road and left on Paramount Ranch Road. This is the Paramount Movie Ranch.

Updated July 25, 2019

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