Updated on March 19, Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood Warner Bros. Studio is one of the most iconic studios in the world. Shortly thereafter, Warner Bros. In , Warner Bros. Today, the sprawling studio comprises acres of movie-making magic. Virtually all of it is accessible to the public via the Warner Bros. The two-hour guided tour leads groups through the vast backlot to explore working soundstages, realistic sets, art and prop departments, and ends with a self-guided visit to the newly-launched Stage Script to Screen , an interactive exhibit that shows visitors the inner-workings of filmmaking.
Over the years, practically every square inch of Warner Bros. Studio has appeared on the big and small screen in hundreds of thousands of legendary and award-winning productions that have been lensed on the lot. Read on for ten iconic locations you must see during your visit to Warner Bros.
To help you find these spots, check out this Google Map. In actuality, only one establishing shot of the structure was ever taken. Griswold Chevy Chase and his family embark upon a road trip from Chicago to California in order to visit the famed Walley World amusement park.
All does not go as planned, though. During their first night on the road, the Griswolds get lost in a particularly bad section of what is supposed to be St.
The segment was actually shot at Warner Bros. She returns the favor with a kiss — while Spidey hangs upside-down from a building next to a fire escape in the pouring rain. Originally known as Tenement Street, the New York-inspired area of the backlot was redesigned by — and re-named in honor of - production designer Dale Hennesy for the filming of the musical Annie.
Home for Girls in Annie. The front of the Annie orphanage, which was modeled after the Pencer House in New York, can be found on the western portion of Hennesy Street. Though those signs are no longer in place and despite some alterations, the edifices should still be familiar to fans of the series. Since ER went off the air in , the Chicago sets have gone on to star in many other productions, including Pretty Little Liars.
During the filming of the show, the set was situated first inside Soundstage 5 and then inside Soundstage After Season 1, filming of the series moved from Stage 5 to the larger Stage The Central Perk set was reconstructed inside a small room in the Warner Bros. Property Department and was made a part of the studio tour. It proved so popular that it was recently relocated to the newly-unveiled Stage Script to Screen exhibit, where tour-goers are invited to take photographs and even re-create iconic scenes while sitting amongst the familiar furnishings.
The only thing missing is the coffee — and Gunther. The set boasts a working interior that can be utilized for filming, as was the case on GG. The various properties on Midwest Residential Street are constructed in such a way that each of their sides can be used to mask as different properties, depending on which direction the camera is facing. At the center of the massive outdoor set sits a large xfoot basin that can be filled with , gallons of water and dressed to resemble a lagoon, lake or swamp.
Hundreds of species of trees dot the landscape surrounding the basin, as do several wooden structures, making it one of the most versatile spots on the backlot. The Jungle was originally constructed in for the filming of Santiago in which it portrayed Cuba. Doug Ross George Clooney famously rescued a drowning boy. Positioned on the northern bank of the lagoon is a large ramshackle wooden structure that was originally built for the television series Invasion.