10+ Best Places in LA for Movie Fans

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If you’re visiting LA with a movie fan (or if you are one yourself) there’s so much to see and do. From behind-the-scenes tours and museums to the walk of fame and real film locations, you won’t be short of things to in Los Angeles. Movie fans have to head to Hollywood to soak up the history and glamour of the movie industry. You might even spot a movie star or two along the way.

So when you visit Los Angeles, why not add a few of these movie-themed attractions to your itinerary? Check out our list of things to do for movie buffs in LA including… 

  • Madame Tussauds
  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • Warner Bros Studio Tour
  • Hollywood Museum
  • Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • Sony Pictures Studio Tour
  • Dolby Theatre Tour
  • Griffith Observatory
  • Union Station
  • And more!

Admission to a number of these attractions is available on the Go Los Angeles pass.

With a Go Los Angeles pass, you’ll save up to 55% on combined admission to attractions compared to paying at the gate.

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Madame Tussauds

Fancy brushing shoulders with your favorite actors? Head to Madame Tussauds Hollywood. You’ll get to ‘meet’ stars of the silver screen like Marilyn Monroe, Robin Williams, Zac Efron, and more. Film fans have to check out the Making Movies area to see what goes on backstage, and to see directors Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino hard at work. Fans of classic movies should head to the Spirit of Hollywood room to get up close and personal with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Audrey Hepburn. It’s your chance to take a selfie with the movie stars of past and present!

Getting in: Entry to Madame Tussauds Hollywood is included with the Go Los Angeles pass.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

 

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A trip to LA would be incomplete without a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. See the stars of Hollywood legends such as Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Douglas, Patrick Swayze and hundreds more. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a public sidewalk and is completely free to walk along. Or, use your pass and take the Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes tour (more on that below) for a guided tour of the trail. Keep an eye out for your favorite actors and directors and be sure to get that all-important snap.

Getting in: Entry to The Hollywood Walk of Fame is free to see.

Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour

 

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Take the Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour to see famous LA sights such as TCL Chinese Theatre, the Dolby Theatre, the Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign. Your guide will reveal Hollywood’s secrets and scandals as you explore Hollywood from a new perspective. You’ll feel like an Oscar winner on the Dolby Theatre’s Awards Walk, and you’ll get to place your hands and feet on the prints at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Getting in: Entry to Hollywood Behind-the-Scenes Tour is included with the Go Los Angeles Pass.

Warner Bros Studio Tour

The Warner Bros Studio Tour is your chance to tour a real, working studio and see where the magic happens. Your knowledgeable guide will take you around 110-acre backlot which is home to well-loved shows like The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Big Bang Theory. Batman fans will be in for a treat, as the studios served as a filming location for the Batman films. Plus, there is a special DC exhibition featuring Batman, Superman and Wonderwoman, and the props used in the films. You’ll even get to see the Batmobile up close!

Getting in: Entry to Warner Bros Studio Tour is included with the Go Los Angeles Pass.

 

Universal Studios Hollywood

 

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Universal Studios Hollywood is a must for movie fans. With rides inspired by everything from Harry Potter to Transformers to even Despicable Me, there is something for everyone — no matter your favorite kind of film. Plus, you don’t need to be a fan of roller coasters to enjoy Universal Studios. A visit to this theme park would be incomplete without taking the world-famous Studio Tour. You will take a tram through the historic 4-acre studio and see the sets of your favorite movies and TV shows. The interactive tour will even take you through a King Kong 4D ride, through a Jaws set complete with a very realistic shark, and Norman Bates of Psycho might even pay a visit… You will never guess what’s coming next. 

Getting in: Entry to Universal Studios Hollywood is included with the Go Los Angeles Pass.

Hollywood Museum

 

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The Hollywood Museum is a must-see for movie fans. Home to the largest collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, an exhibition on 20th-century superheroes and artifacts documenting the portrayal of LGBTQ+ lives on the big screen, the Hollywood Museum has something for everyone. It features more than 10,000 items over four floors, including costumes, props, scripts and much more. 

Getting in: Entry to The Hollywood Museum is included with the Go Los Angeles Pass.

Sony Pictures Studio Tour

On the Sony Pictures Studio Tour you will explore a working studio and learn all about its history and secrets. See where famous films such as The Wizard of Oz and Spider-Man were filmed and get up close to real Academy Awards. Be sure to keep an eye out for stars working at the studio and don’t forget to take a picture under the famous 94-foot rainbow.

Getting in: Entry to Sony Pictures Studio Tour is included with the Go Los Angeles Pass.

Dolby Theatre Tour

 

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Every film fan knows that the Dolby Theatre is the host to the most important night of the film industry calendar: the Academy Awards. Take a 30-minute guided tour of the stage and backstage. Did you know? The Dolby Theatre is 180,000-square-foot and has a massive 3,400-seat capacity. You’ll see an Oscar up close and discover where celebrities celebrate their wins. Plus, see photos of Oscar winners such as Grace Kelly and Marlon Brando.

Getting in: Entry to The Dolby Theatre Tour is included with the Go Los Angeles Pass.

Griffith Observatory

 

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Not only is LA home to film sets, but so many movies are filmed on location in the city, too. The Griffith Observatory is one of Los Angeles’ most famous landmarks and features in films like La La Land, The Terminator, and Charlie’s Angels, and many more. Griffith Observatory is a must-see attraction for movie fans wanting to visit where the scene of the action.

Getting in: Entry to Griffith Observatory is free.

Union Station

 

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Another real-life location that is always popping up on screen is Union Station. The well-known station features in tons of movies such as Blade Runner, The Dark Knight Rises, and Catch Me If You Can. See Union Station for yourself and try to guess what other movies were filmed there. You’ll be surprised at just how many there are!

Getting in: Entry to Union Station is free.

So there you are, a list of must-see attractions for movie fans visiting Los Angeles. We hope you consider adding a few of these ideas to your itinerary and remember, many of these attractions are included on the Go Los Angeles pass.

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