Paramount Pictures Studio Tour

Paramount Pictures Studio Tour

Paramount Pictures Studio Tour
4.5
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Explore over a century of Hollywood history and witness more in the making at the Studio where it all began - Paramount Pictures - the only major Studio actually located in Hollywood. During your visit, you’ll see where some of the most celebrated motion pictures and TV shows are made. On the tour, led by an engaging Studio Page, you will visit iconic locations like the legendary Bronson Gate, New York Street Backlot, and the Prop Warehouse. You'll arrive a welcomed guest and leave a true industry insider
Los Angeles, United States

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2023

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steve d
St Helens, UK643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A must do behind the scenes studio tour about 2 hours long and really full of information
Our guide was fantastic
Highly recommend
Written 30 March 2024
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Andrew Q
Sydney334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Remember to bring photo ID. They won't let you in otherwise. There is a nice pre-tour waiting room with costumes and the Paramount story and a display of five Oscars including for The Godfather. You can hold a real Oscar and have your photo taken. We toured the site on a stretch golf cart. Matt our guide was enthusiastic and good fun. We visited a couple of sound stages and other places on the lot where filming had been done. We visited the Bronson Gate, the painted sky back drop, the B pool, where water scenes are shot, New York street sets and the prop store. Matt had an iPad and showed examples of movie scenes shot at locations on the site. Great experience.
Written 29 March 2024
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Ellpett
Ampthill, UK84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We had an enjoyable visit to the studio tour on a busy Monday morning. Having recently also visited the Warner Bros. tour, we found the Paramount experience to be a lot more “authentic” and intimate. Both were good but in different ways.

There was a lot of activity going on around the studio grounds, including some active filming, which really added to the experience. I suspect those visiting at the weekend might not get to see this - so a weekday visit might be preferable if you are keen on catching some action!

Our guide, Scarlett, did a great job of tailoring the tour to the specific interests of our small group (6 people on our buggy) and answering our questions.

I would have liked to have seen a little more film memorabilia from well known pictures, however the old props, costumes etc on display were well chosen.
Written 25 March 2024
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Tonifermanagh
Fermanagh158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We absolutely loved this tour. We were in a small group of six and were driven around in a golf cart. Our tour guide was called Emma and her love for film was very infectious. She was fantastic and made the tour for us, particularly as 2 of our group were rude and disinterested. We got to hold an actual Oscar and sit in the same square as Elvis, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby! There was actual filming going on the day we were there which made it even more exciting.
Written 23 March 2024
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Kent, OH815 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We have been hitting all the studio tours in LA and we enjoyed this one as well. First, the tour guide was great. Second, it is a much more small group, personal experience than others. The lot itself is gorgeous and we really enjoyed a more relaxed experience as we walked around. Lots of great movie history too!
Written 21 March 2024
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Ben Lomax
Riverside, CA299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My son suggested for his birthday that we do a studio tour and suggested Paramount, which in all my time living in SoCal I had not done.

So we drove out to LA, past the rough parts to the better area. There is parking across the street but it isn’t super intuitive. Also on the guard shack it says they validate (misspelled), which they don’t. Not a big deal parking isn’t crazy expensive for the area.

Right across the street is Paramount studios and the tour entrance. They welcome you in and give you cool backstage passes you get to keep. There is a nice little waiting area for the tour to start. Only real issue is that there is only one gender neutral bathroom and the line for it was there the whole time we waited.

Next door a very cool short video about the studio which is a nice way to pass the time if you come in early.

Our tour guide Casey was so awesome. She seemed genuinely excited. She was an actress so maybe she was just really good at playing excited but either way we felt welcomed. Our family had their own personal tour which was great. First thing you get to actually hold an Oscar (original War of the Worlds!) and take pictures with it.

The studio itself was very cool. I won’t spoil it but we enjoyed virtually every moment, especially the prop shop near the end. The gift shop wasn’t over priced though I was a little surprised there wasn’t much movie merchants there, just studio logo stuff. We took a picture with Casey at the end but didn’t tip her which we should have. Really thinking about going back just to do that.

Totally worth it, highly recommend!
Written 16 March 2024
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kccg2000
Pittsford, NY12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The Paramount tour was quite the let down, especially compared to the Warner Bros tour. The tour guide asked what kinds of movies we enjoyed and he proceeded to talk about how his favorite Star Trek movie was made. He also worked in film production so he described where lights were placed, which wasn’t particularly interesting for us.

We did find the prop room interesting, but we were given 5 minutes to look.

The tram was full so my husband and I sat in the last rear facing seat. As a result we couldn’t see what they were pointing out. We saw an empty sound stage and no backlots. There was some filming going on so part of the tour route were inaccessible.

After we passed a sound stage the guide held up an iPad to show an example of what was filmed there. However, as our seats were facing backward, we couldn’t see.

It would have been nice to have more interactive displays.
Written 5 March 2024
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Michellescottrn
Phoenix, AZ119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
What a great time! We did the VIP tour, absolutely worth it! Our tour guide, Janet, was the BEST! We had 7 total in our group, for a 4 hour tour (including a delicious buffet lunch). We were able to see the sign shop (and talk to the wonderful guys who work there, so interesting), archives, props, back lots (actually going into some of the empty buildings and alleys), and so much more. We zipped around on a golf cart for a lot of the tour, stopping at all the hot spots. So many things to see. If you are a movie buff, you need this tour. From sitting on the Forest Gump bench, to seeing the actual reels of films (including the Godfather series), to Star Trek items and Maverick's helmet from Top Gun. Able to see actal sketches from Edith Head's costumes. Plus, location scenes from so many movies! So much insider info.
Written 4 March 2024
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Karla D
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Heather was a great tour guide. The group was small and you ride a golf cart through the lot. You see a lot of the outsides of the buildings and only a few of the insides but the history is very interesting.
Written 3 March 2024
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Sir
Pontresina, Switzerland4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A complete disappointment.

Our guide spoke in Chinese american, and was kind of queer. So very difficult to understand. In 2 hours of tour we saw many stages, many places where famous actors had performed, but nothing where real film shooting happens.
We were not asked for any feedback.
And at the end of the tour, we got dumped in the souvenir shop. Paramount should pay is for visiting!!!
A waste of time, and money.

Don’t go there.
Written 21 February 2024
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