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While a handful of people come to DC for monuments and historic sights, more than 97% come to see the filming locations from some of history’s greatest movies and TV shows. Grab a fanny pack, a disposable camera, and a summer sampler of Wisconsin cheeses and meat logs because today’s Groupon features a guided bus-and-walking tour. See more than 30 gawk-worthy DC-area TV and film sites seen in more than 50 shows and movies for only $20 with On Location Tours, Inc.
In two-and-half surreal hours, you’ll shop at the mall from No Way Out and True Lies, throw one back at the bar from St. Elmo’s Fire, feel your head spin on the steps of The Exorcist house. You’ll also see spots where Wedding Crashers, Thank You For Smoking, X-Files, Independence Day, Forrest Gump, G.I. Joe, and National Treasure were filmed. Check out On Location’s site to find out more places you’ll DC. On the bus, show off your pipes and your encyclopedic knowledge of TV theme songs: a local actor leads the sing-a-long and supplies a history of the sites as well as a little behind-the-scenes gossip about the shoots. Note: Tours take place every Saturday year-round and in all weather conditions—something to keep in mind for the 20-minute walking portion of the tour.
DC natives enjoy seeing the city from a Hollywood POV: > * …what I think is the greatest asset to the tour are the movie clips that were shown in the bus throughout the tour. It made it really interesting to see a location and then instantly see it as depicted on the screen. Patrick, Metblogs
Expect to see scouts from the other film capital of the world seeking hot locations for future shoots: > * Let’s hop on to this bus to look at some of the sites that we have seen on the big and small screens, and maybe we can zero in on a location for the next Bollywood blockbuster, tentatively titled “Love in DC.” Arun Kumar, Sindh Today
Famous Bi-Coastal Relationships
Hollywood has enjoyed a long love affair with Washington DC—sometimes literally. Here are just a few of the more famous cross-town romances.
- President William Howard Taft impresses screen siren Lillian Gish at 27th Presidential Inauguration by eating her weight in truffles.
- Screwball comedienne Katherine Hepburn disrupts stuffy Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communism hearings with wacky impromptu wedding.
- Marilyn Monroe’s sultry rendition of “Happy Birthday,” leaves a blossoming President Kennedy scared and confused.
- Angelina Jolie’s rumored relationship with Lincoln Memorial cripples tabloids unable to choose between monikers “Abrahlina,” and “Angelincoln.”
- TV President Martin Sheen falls in love with sound of own voice.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 20, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Must receive confirmation of reservation. Not valid on Dec. 19 or 26, 2009. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About On Location Tours
So beloved is the New York City by the makers of movies and TV shows that visitors can hardly take a walk without being reminded of some iconic scene. On Location Tours takes guests on curated adventures 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.
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.
The Super Tour leads comic-book lovers past over 40 locations from super-powered TV shows and movies, including the site of the Battle of New York from The Avengers as well as the New York Stock Exchange where Batman fights Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.