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Screen Gems Studio

1223 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28405
910 343 3500
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Ranked #13 of 36 activities in Wilmington
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Dining
Description: Movie studio with sound stages and a back lot, where you can get a tour.
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Richmond, Virginia
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254 reviews 254 reviews
56 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Four of us (two adults, two teens) went on the Screen Gems Studio tour on Saturday, August 9, 2014. We attended the 10AM tour. We arrived at 9:30AM and were the 14-17 people in line. By the time the tour started, there were about 50 people in attendance. Tickets and T-shirts are “Cash Only,” so come prepared. They divided us... More

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Wilmington, NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

An hour tour for $12 adult and $5 child was pretty limited. Lots of talking from the guides but little to look at. Got to see three sets from Under The Dome TV show which was pretty cool. However that was it. Two other studios were closed. Lasted a little over an hour. Need to add to the tour to... More

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Dundalk, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hey ever wanted to see a movie or TV show being filmed and wanna be an extra or wanna meet a famous person then screen gems studio is the best place for that.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great to see the movie industry in Wilmington - Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow to Iron Man 3. Bring cash since they don't take any cards but worth the experience

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The hour long tour was very informative and gave a behind the scenes look at the magic of movie and tv productions. We highly recommend it!

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Leland, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We saw ONE set and after that it was all outside in very hot humid heat on asphalt. They did offer Wal Mart bottled water for $1. The guides would point to barrack type buildings and tell you what was inside them, but you could not go in. If you were not close to the guide you were unable to... More

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Wilmington, NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is the largest movie studio outside of LA. There are 10 backlots. Tours are given Saturday and Sunday at 10, 12 and 2. It is very interesting to see how the sets are made. Currently filming here among others is Under the Dome. On the tour you can go on the set of the diner, the jail and town... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were looking for something different to do in the area. Thought this tour would fit the bill. The 1 hour tour cost is $12 pp. Cash only. No charge for parking. Our tour guide was a film student at UNC Wilmington. She was very knowledgeable about the film making process. You check in at the building that is used... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

What a low-key tour. Not worth $12. A few 20 somethings will walk you around the "lot" and keep telling you that "We're not allowed back there...we're not aloud in that building either". You do get to see a very bad quality short film of the films that were made in NC. We were only allowed into "The Dome" set... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I went on this tour with 3 of my friends. We are all huge movie buffs and enjoy TV shows as well. I loved the studio in particular because it has had so many of my favorite shows film there. They even still have lockers from Dawson's Creek (one of my fav's) and One Tree Hill. This is a great... More

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