Unlike peering into a dark film canister, a movie site tour allows people to get an insider’s look at the film industry without risking a face full of spider webs or demonic possession by Bette Midler’s ghost. Traverse hallowed cinematic grounds with today’s Groupon to the Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get two tickets (an $80 value).
- For $70, you get four tickets (a $160 value).
- For $96, you get six tickets (a $240 value).
Local actors guide the three-hour Boston TV & Movie Sites Tour, dishing out behind-the-scenes specifics and juicy tidbits about 40+ TV show and movie locations peppered across Boston’s diverse neighborhoods. The tour bus comes outfitted with TV screens that roll video clips corresponding with passing sites, starting at Boston Common and continuing through the quaint brownstones of Beacon Hill, and onto South Boston, Back Bay, Copley, and the North and West Ends before ending back at Boston Common. Along the way, grab a bite to eat at the original Cheers bar, where everybody knows your Social Security number, or visit the L Street Tavern, the local pub frequented by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s characters in Good Will Hunting. Tour-goers can ogle at pavement made famous by films such as The Departed, Legally Blonde and a multitude of America’s Funniest Home Videos. Tours start rain-or-shine on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. in September and October and Saturdays at 11 a.m. in November and December.
On Location Tours
Fiction pops out from the screen and into full three-dimensional life courtesy of On Location Tours. From a certain bar where "Everybody knows your name" to a Nazi-like soup maker's original spot, New York City and Boston have served as the backdrop to some of pop culture's most iconic sites. Though the cameras have long since left, On Location Tours' goal is to bring sightseers face-to-face with iconic locations seen in shows like Mad Men and Friends and films like Good Will Hunting and American Hustle. So, while spacious tour busses charter passengers through New York and Boston's most famous neighborhoods, local actors wax poetic on the history of these spots and the actors who have cemented their status as American pop-culture landmarks. On Location Tours shuttles more than 100,000 tourists a year, and has been featured in national press such as Entertainment Weekly , The Wall Street Journal, and 60 Minutes.
Chinatown - Leather District
151 Tremont St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02111