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Screen Gems Studio

1223 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28405
910 343 3500
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Ranked #17 of 35 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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Greenville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
17 helpful votes 17 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
58 helpful votes 58 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was one of our favorite experiences while in Wilmington. We got to hear about the various TV, movie, and commercials that have filmed here and about the studio itself but you only get to see one studio and luckily for us, it was Under the Dome. We got to walk on the set and really look around. We were... More

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Ocala, FL
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Our group of 5 enjoyed a tour of the Screen Gems Studio. WOW......this tour gives much insight into how elaborate & realistic a set is on the inside and yet how simple & sparse it is on the outside. While I was not familiar with the sets that are currently being used, I still found the tour to be extremely... More

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I did the Tour because I am a fan of One Tree Hill and Dawson's Creek. OMG! I had a blast! I still can't believe I was able to toured the OTH set. Pacey's boat (Dawson's Creek) was still there too. The sad part is they do not allow any pictures inside the studio (less one star, rs). They do... More

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