Sony Pictures Studio Tour, Culver City

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The Sony Pictures Studios are a television and film studio complex located in Culver City, California at 10202 West Washington Boulevard and bounded by Culver Boulevard (south), Washington Boulevard (north), Overland Avenue (west) and Madison Avenue (east). The facility is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and houses the division's film studios, Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, and Screen Gems. The complex was the original studios of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1924 to 1986.
In addition to films shot at the facility, several television shows have been broadcast live or taped there. The lot, which is open to the public for daily studio tours, currently houses a total of sixteen separate sound stages.
While director Thomas H. Ince was filming at Ballona Creek in 1915, Harry Culver, the founding father of Culver City, persuaded Ince to move his studio "Inceville" from Pacific Palisades to Culver City. During that time, Ince co-founded Triangle Film Corporation and the Triangle Studios was opened in the form of a Greek colonnade – the entrance to the studios. The colonnade still stands fronting Washington Boulevard and is a Culver City historical landmark.
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  • Previously we had booked audience tickets for Wheel of Fortune and at the last minute decided to do the tour before the show. Unfortunately the show was cancelled due to Pat Sajak having emergency sur...  more »
  • It was nice but I think the other studios have more in depth tours. There were no VIP tours available the day we could go and that could have been the difference. I was interested in older films etc a...  more »
  • Not on par with other studio tours at Warner Bros, Paramount and Universal. This tour is 100% on foot. The guide was engaging and knowledgeable but the tour overall just lacking in substance. Still cool to hear the history behind the studio and see the set of Jeopardy. If you are planning on doing other studio tours, I would suggest doing this one first so you won't be disappointed in comparison to the other ones.
  • Very good tour guide wish we would of saw more sets it's still cool you get a huge discount on merch and a free item from the tour it's cool seeing the costumes and set props the sets we saw where cool .it's more walking than sitting I went with my grandma so if your older or just can't walk to much it's something to note

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