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“great tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sony Pictures Studio Tour

Sony Pictures Studio Tour
10000 W. Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
310-244-8687
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“great tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Sony Movie Studio was a great tour. The guide was very knowledgeable, gave us insider stories, and obviously loved sharing the history of the studio with us. I would recommend this tour to all movie buffs.

Visited December 2013
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“Jeopardy Taping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Me and my wife actually had 2 tickets bought to the studio tour, but then we were accepted to getting tickets to Jeopardy. After reading reviews on here about the actual tour, and me being a jeopardy fan, i opted to do the jeopardy.

We had a great time, what an experience to see it live! Definitely recommend people going to see this taping if they are fans of the show.

The only sucky thing was they say on the tickets no cameras or everything so we left ours in the car. When you walk into the stage there are cool things to take pictures of and people were allowed to with their cell phones. i got some serious FOMO (fear of missing out) from this :( but oh well, the taping was still great!

Visited December 2013
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“Studio Tour By PKG”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Not your canned bus ride tour. Wonderful - personal ! Not rushed and great insight!! Took us to normally unseen areas. Great.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Know what you are getting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

This is not like universal with rides and gift shops at every turn it is a working studio.it is a place where the greatest films were made.just like if you go to a roman ruin you are there for the history of a place.if you stand at the entrance to the stage where the wizard of oz or where they filmed the fight scene of rocky 4 or where johnny wiesmuller swang thru trees you get a sence of how important these old sounstages are.our guide tony was superb.hilarious and very informative.oh and make sure u splash some green for these guys you deadbeats.tony you rock! Richie from london.

Visited October 2013
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“Only Go If You're Curious To See Where MGM Was”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Compared to the Warner Brothers and Paramount tours, this was poor. We spent most of the tour walking around the outside of sound stages hearing about them instead of going in. The best part of the tour was getting to see the scoring studio where John Williams recorded many movie scores and where Judy Garland recorded "Somewhere Over the Rainbow". However, this was a rare occasion. Chances are you won't get to see this. The only other high point was seeing the Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune studios. They should at least let you see one of the sound stages used in "The Wizard of Oz" so you can get an idea of what it would have looked like when they shot it. Part of the problem is that most of the original MGM lot has been sold off over the years and the studio has changed hands many times. As a result, there's hardly any backlot. If you want to go, I recommend getting the Go Pass because this tour is included.

Visited November 2013
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