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Sony Pictures Studios Tour

What do "The Wizard of Oz," "Men in Black" and "Spider-Man" have in common? They were all filmed at the famed Sony Pictures Studio. Get the insider's scoop on the movies, TV shows and commercials that have been shot here. Note: Must be 13 or older.
  • Adult gate price $40.00
  • No children allowed
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Please note: This is a working studio, and as such, only those over the age of 12 are permitted on this tour. Studio tours are available only by reservation and only on weekdays.

Take the Sony Pictures Studio Tour and step back in time to the era when the sensation of the big screen was first capturing the attention of the world. Located on one of the world's most famous studio lots, this walking tour gives you a rare look into the glory days of old Hollywood and an insider's view of a state-of-the-art motion picture studio. Enjoy a stroll through the home of the Yellow Brick Road and Munchkinland of Wizard of Oz fame, the Men in Black battles, and Spider-Man! A dynamic and informed tour guide will give you insight into the entertainment industry, and take you to the sets of such shows as Jeopardy!, and Wheel of Fortune.

Sony Pictures Studio—once the home of MGM—is located in Culver City, and also houses the division’s film companies, Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures. The studio is home to an impressive sixteen sound studios. Your Sony Pictures Studio Tour guides will shed light on the entertainment industry with tales from cinematic history. You will be taken to the sets of various shows filmed at the studio (pending stage availability). Filled with movie, television and commercial productions each day, you never know what—or who—will be just around the corner!

Your tour of Sony Pictures Studio includes free parking, as well as access to the exclusive Studio Emporium—an awesome opportunity to purchase memorabilia from your favorite Sony films. For example, you can pick up reasonably priced themed t-shirts from Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, and Smurfs, or movie collectibles and DVDs.

Watch an artist create a scenic backdrop, visit the various impressive sound stages at the studio, and experience tapings of your favorite programs. Visitors to Sony Pictures Studio can also enjoy lunch on the lot—keep your eyes peeled for stars and celebs!

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Enjoyed the tour tremendously
By The Mason Girls Verified Reviewer from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on
Pros:
Knowledgeable Guide, Lots Of Great Info About, Saw Channing Tatum
Cons:
No Filming In Summer,
Best Uses:
Families And History Buff,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Sony Pictures Studios Tour:

Walking was easy and time flew by; guide had lots of examples and specific knowledge about the stages and films or TV shows that we're taped there. Free valet parking for visitors was unexpected bonus.

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That's Entertainment!
By Dianna the Explorer Verified Reviewer from Ellington, CT on
Pros:
Authentic Studio Tour, Good Orientation Film, Soundstages Tour, Impressive
Cons:
Not Close To Hollywood, Two Hours Of Walking, Advanced Reservations,
Best Uses:
Teens Age 13 Adults,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Sony Pictures Studios Tour:

This is a must see. The tour starts with a good orientation film that talks about the history of the studio and finishes with a trailer of its latest release. In our case it was Monuments Men. On our tour we had a full walk-through of The Goldbergs and Rake soundstages. The amazing attention to detail was apparent everywhere. Our tour included descriptions of the "tricks" they use to create the setting in the viewers mind. Though we did a bit of walking the time flew by! In the afternoon we were in the audience for the taping of 3 Wheel of Fortune episodes. We were told that this show is the longest running game show ever. So much fun. If you can work it in do so.

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A great tour!
By Jenn454 Verified Reviewer from New York, NY on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Sony Pictures Studios Tour:

It's a gamble what you might see but if you're lucky (like us) you might even have a stop and chat with Will Smith or whoever is working a job that day. This isn't like a theme park thing with a bunch of interactive attractions so expect that sometimes are busier than others and it's random what sets/people you see. I would recommend even just for the fact the people doing the tours are really friendly and down to earth. Very unlike the people running the movies I would imagine. They knew some pretty cool facts you're not going to find on the internet. So it's a good idea if you're in the area.

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Great time and nice people
By Jenn454 from New York, NY on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Sony Pictures Studios Tour:

It's a gamble what you might see but if you're lucky (like us) you might even have a stop and chat with Will Smith or whoever is working a job that day. This isn't like a theme park thing with a bunch of interactive attractions so you have to expect that sometimes work days are busier than others and it's random what sets and people you see. I would recommend even just for the fact the people doing the tours are really friendly and down to earth. Very unlike the people running the movies I would imagine. They knew some pretty cool facts you're not going to find on the internet. So it's a good idea if you're in the area.

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Perfect fot the Movie Buff
By I love Hollywood Verified Reviewer from Arizona on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Sony Pictures Studios Tour:

The 2-hour walking tour was great. Our guide was knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. This is worth it for an insight to a movie and TV studio.

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Sony Pictures Studios Tour Details

Phone: (310) 244-8687 or (310) 244-TOUR
Address
10000 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Hours
Monday-Friday, departures at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm
Note
Sony is a working studio, and unfortunately does not allow children under the age of 12. Free underground parking available at Sony Pictures Plaza. Tour times are subject to change; please call between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to confirm.
Closings
Saturday-Sunday,New Year's Day,Memorial Day,July 4th,Labor Day,Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations required

Directions and Transportation

Address
10000 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Public Transportation
Metro: go to: www.mta.net

Admission and Offer Information

Reservation required

Reservations required

Please call 310-244-8687 or 310-244-TOUR, Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm PST for a reservation.

Although Children over 12 years old are welcome, there is not a child rate for this tour. So unfortunately, the Sony Studio Tour is only included on the adult card.

Free underground parking available at Sony Pictures Plaza. Tour times are subject to change; please call between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm to confirm.

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