Since the dawn of time, moviemakers have chosen the grit and glamour of New York City as the setting for countless motion pictures, TV series, and direct memory downloads. Revel in your fantasy on-screen world with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a seat on the New York TV and movie sites tour from On Location Tours (a $40 value). Tours begin at 11 a.m. daily near Broadway and 51st Street, and they end about 3.5 hours later outside McGee's Pub on 55th street.
On Location Tours' trivia-touting, theme-song-trumpeting tour guides usher silver-screen enthusiasts through prominent Manhattan neighborhoods on a luxury coach bus, highlighting familiar Tinsel Town transplants along the way. The New York TV and movie sites tour hits cinematic standbys such as Central Park South, home to hotspots including the brownstone used in I Am Legend, the original Soup Man featured on Seinfeld, and a glimpse of Peter Parker’s apartment from Spider-Man . Other landmark stops on the tour include the exterior of the offices of Mode Magazine from Ugly Betty, celebrity-populated Greenwich Village, and the Huxtables’ house from The Cosby Show.
In addition to their Genus edition-like knowledge basins, On Location’s tour guides provide helpful tips on how to procure tickets for live-audience shows such as Regis and Kelly, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Come ready to sing theme songs, snap photos, and presciently sneak peeks at the sets of future favorite films.
On Location Tours
It doesn't matter if you've never been to New York City in your life: you still know it. So beloved is the city by the makers of movies and TV shows that visitors can hardly take a walk without being reminded of some iconic scene. There's F.A.O. Schwarz, where Tom Hanks played the giant piano in Big, there's the apartment building that Holly Golightly called home in Breakfast at Tiffany's, and there's the Empire State Building, fitted with gorilla wire since the events of King Kong. On Location Tours takes guests of the city on a curated adventure through all of these hotspots and more. The Sex and the City Hotspots tour ventures through a world of classy bars, decadent cupcakes, and saucy adult toy stores, while the Sopranos Sites tour starts in midtown Manhattan and winds through New Jersey locales such as the Bada Bing, Barone Sanitation, and the diner from that unforgettable final scene. Other tours focus on the many films captured at Central Park and the bars, restaurants, and nightclubs celebrities go to in real life to manufacture headlines for the tabloids.
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