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Sony Pictures Studio Tour

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Step back into a legendary time on the Sony Pictures Studio tour! Walk through the famed gates and you’re behind the scenes at one of the most historic and exciting studio lots in the world. Our two-hour guided walking tour will give you the real...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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10202 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232-3195
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+1 310-244-8687
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It may be because we are not American but Norwegian, but we found this tour fairly boring. The highlight was the Jeopardy set, and another TV show we have never heard of. Otherwise we were mostly shown the outside of stages and told which films...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did this and the Warner brothers tour. Yes the Warner brothers tour is longer and more popular but Sony is worth a visit too. Especially if you’re into the shows and films that were shot there. For seinfeld, they have the apartment set in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little hesitant to go on this tour after reading some of the reviews on here. But I was very happy we did this tour. Our guide, Dave, did a great job in keeping people interested. We got to see the Wheel of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

The parking is free, just make reservations. You can park yourself or have a valet park it. You will have to go thru metal detectors so leave that stuff in the car. Cameras are permitted, most of the tour is exterior so most photos are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

We enjoyed the Sony tour, which was smaller than the other studio tours we attended. It was a walking tour and I think there were about 10 participants, so it was easy to ask questions of the guide. Our guide, David, was a lot of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank D H
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Visited Friday morning with the Go LA Pass. Our tour guide did a great job and showed a sincere passion for the business. Appreciated the free valet parking and free picture. Tried to schedule a tour with the other rival studio (WB) and found them...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

I wasn't sure if I should go here based on the mixed reviews. Based on my love of TV shows and film, I thought it was worth seeing, and my expectations were certainly met. I don't think this tour deserves the bad rap some of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Didn't see much other than the Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune sets but both were not set up. Even the gift shop where the tour ends was quite empty! Paramount's tour is much better!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Website ticket purchase confirmation was for wrong date (only in CA for less than 1 week). But plenty of spots still open for correct date. I tried to fix immediately (less than 5 minutes after purchase). No ability to make changes on website. No abilty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

It's a matter of perspective. Having been on the Warner Brothers Tour, this one is average in comparison. Not that walking was an issue, but while we stood outside buildings, they told us what took place in those buildings. Yes, we went into a few...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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December 10, 2018|
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Response from danniranger | Reviewed this property |
We used Go LA cards when we went over from the UK. We rang ahead and booked on a mobile. Only on it for a few minutes so it didn’t cost much to ring. You’ll need to have all go LA card numbers handy as they take these as a... More
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jeep146
October 28, 2018|
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They allow cameras, but there are some areas they will not allow photos (I.e. active sets). They will direct you before entering those areas. We got lots of good pics on this tour.
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June 27, 2018|
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WE did a walk up and while they cannot sell you or process your Go Card to give you the ticket at their booth, they put us through to a phone number who could process us immediately and we went on the next tour. So answer... More
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Chad H
Ohio
Sony Pictures Studio Tour. Recommend? (1 Replies)
We're staying in Santa Monica and considered doing the Sony Pictures Studio Tour in Culver City. I have visited their website and see it costs $25. Has anybody taken this tour? Was it worth it? How long does it last? Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks
January 19, 2008|
Response fromMtgs_My-Life|
Just came back from LA and did the Sony Pictures Studio Tour - I would say it is the best studio tour we have been on. Our tour lasted almost 2 1/2 hours - the guide - Will - was very informative. With the writer's strike no show tapings, but you saw a lot of set design on their sound stages for new movies and reality tv shows, some musical rehearsals, etc. It was worth it - I would go with the earlier tour to catch more action and less traffic on your way out. have fun!
swdke
Englewood, Ohio
Paramount Studio Tour or Sony Pictures Studio Tour? Which? (7 Replies)
Which do you recommend? Paramount Studio Tour or Sony Pictures Studio Tour? I've been to Warner Brothers, and Universal, now I want to visit another, but only have time for one. Which one's better, and why, how do I choose? Thank you.
October 01, 2008|
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Neither one of those two will do much for you if you've already been to WB and Univ. They are smaller versions of the WB tour.
Chad H
Ohio
Sony Pictures Studio Tour. Recommended? (3 Replies)
We're staying in Santa Monica and considered doing the Sony Pictures Studio Tour in Culver City. I have visited their website and see it costs $25. Has anybody taken this tour? Was it worth it? How long does it last? Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks.
January 19, 2008|
Response fromAlex90028|
It's not as much fun and exciting as Warner Bros tour would be. I used to work there and would not know what they ossible would show you during a tour. The place has some history, a smal backlot which is nothing to talk home about and that's about it