Sony Pictures Studios’ Twilight Tour Is Back
Visit the Historic Movie Lot on a Warm Summer Night
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Sony Pictures Studios has announced the return of its popular Twilight Tour, which will run every Thursday evening from June 27 through September 26.
The two hour walking tours, which begin at 6:00 p.m. under the lot’s soaring Rainbow art installation, include stops at the historic Thalberg Building for a glimpse at Columbia Pictures’ collection of Best Picture Oscar® statuettes, legendary soundstages once home to The Wizard of Oz and other famous films, the sets of smash-hit game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, as well as the Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage, where some of the most memorable movie music has been recorded.
Tickets for daytime and twilight tours are available at www.sonypicturesstudiostours.com or telephone reservations can be made at 310-244-8687. Free parking is available beneath the Sony Pictures Plaza building off Madison Avenue in Culver City. Admission is $38 per guest. Children age 12 and older are welcome.
Originally constructed in 1915 as Triangle Studios, the lot was taken over by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1924 and served as their base of production through the golden age of Hollywood. The actors and actresses under contract to MGM at the time included Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Joan Crawford, as well as an impressive list of child stars including Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.
In 1989, Sony Corporation purchased Columbia Pictures Entertainment as well as the old MGM lot in Culver City, later renaming the company Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). Soon, major renovations were underway to turn the property into a state-of-the-art facility. Today, preservation efforts have turned the studio into a modern facility and an historic landmark.
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
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