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“Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Original New Orleans Movie Tours

Original New Orleans Movie Tours
801 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70114
+1 504-383-8668
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Owner description: A unique movie experience! Let us give you a city tour of New Orleans while playing video clips from your favorite movies, while we visit the actual filming locations aboard our intimate 10 passenger van! A locally owned and operated tour by Jonathan Ray.
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Halifax, Canada
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“Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

What a great way to finish my visit of New Orleans. I own a production company in Canada and I was impressed with Jonathan's knowledge of not only New Orleans and Hollywood South but of his film history as well. He was courteous, professional and provided great popcorn snacks along the way. We were safely driven through the streets of the French Quarter and the American Quarter. We saw celebrity houses and learned inside secrets of the stars. Then, as we finished up we caught a glimpse of Tim Robbins with his son walking down the street.

Visited February 2012
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sweetjonny, Owner at Original New Orleans Movie Tours, responded to this review, March 6, 2012
What fun seeing Tim Robbins on the tour! Sometimes I feel like there are more celebrities in town then non-celebrities. So happy that we created some great memories for you. Thank you so much for the amazing review. You made my day!
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New York City, New York
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“Is there a six star rating available? Five stars is not enough.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Jonathan and Michelle Ray have put their hearts and minds into this wonderful tour. Perfect timing (you see clips of the movies as you pass the film sites); you ride the streets along the same path as the cars depicted in the films. You get popcorn. You get a pit stop. You get all kinds of great trivia. And answers to even the most arcane questions. And good gossip, too. And you see almost everything there is to see in NOLA. Who cold ask for anything more?

Visited February 2012
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sweetjonny, Owner at Original New Orleans Movie Tours, responded to this review, March 4, 2012
WOW! What an amazing compliment! You just made our day! Thank you so much for taking your time to write us a 6 star review! Our first one too!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“so much better than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Went on the tour just hoping for a different way to see parts of New Orleans and rest our tired feet. Have seen some of the movies on the tour ( we look for movies with New Orleans settings just because we love New Orleans). Jonathan was so knowledgeable, friendly and fun, and his radio voice was an extra bonus. Was very cool that we ran into so many people he knew. Met Clarke Peters in the Marigny while on the tour. Jackpot bonus. Tour is low key and interesting, tourist yes, but not in a tacky way - a very nice way to spend a couple hours. Would recommend it highly

Visited February 2012
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sweetjonny, Owner at Original New Orleans Movie Tours, responded to this review, February 26, 2012
Thank you for that amazing compliment. Anytime I can exceed someones expectations, it makes my day. And thank you for taking time out of your day to write a review. It is because of great people like you that I can continue to do what I love. And what a great treat to have Clarke Peters (Big Chief from Treme) stop by the van and chat with us. With all the actors around town filming you never know who we are going to run into!
Thank you so much!!!
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new haven, ct
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“Do not miss this tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We had a blast with Jonathan, our tour guide (and owner). We learned so much that we never would have known without this tour. Many, many movies are made in NOLA because of tax breaks and Jonathan knows about ALL of them. He also showed us the homes of the rich and famous. We loved it and highly recommend the experience.

Visited December 2011
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Jenison, MI
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

This tour was a lot of fun! Jonathan is a wealth of information and a delight - his enthusiasm is contagious. We enjoyed seeing the clips of movies right in front of us as we drove to the filming sites. We did this tour pre cruise and were ready to sit and ride as our feet were sore after walking the French Quarter - a very pleasant respite. Jonathan also shared that a movie was to be filmed that evening on Bourbon Street (told us the time and location) and we were able to see Mark Ruffalo shoot a scene for Now You See Me with Morgan Freeman. This is great for movie lovers, but also for anyone just interested in New Orleans!

Visited February 2012
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sweetjonny, Owner at Original New Orleans Movie Tours, responded to this review, February 26, 2012
I am so excited that you got to stop by and see them filming that movie. It's kind of like we live in the middle of a movie set sometime. It is so much fun for all of us living here! I heard Mark was a sweet guy. Thank you so much for taking time to write me a review! It means the world to me!
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