(July 15, 2015 – Burbank, CA) – WHO: Clint Eastwood (Director, “American Sniper”), Zack Snyder (Director, “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”), Jon Cryer (“Two and a Half Men”), James Michael Tyler (“Friends”), Mehcad Brooks (“Supergirl”), Reno Wilson (“Mike & Molly”), Cast of CBS new series “Rush Hour,” Cast of “The Young and the Restless,” Henry Byalikov (“Dancing with the Stars”), Sharna Burgess (“Dancing with the Stars”), and many more!
WHAT: Last night, guests celebrated the launch of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s new 25,000 sq ft expansion, Stage 48: Script to Screen, ahead of its official opening on July 16th. Based on the studio lot, which is home to more than 90 years of much-loved entertainment, drama and action, Stage 48 gives guests unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the world of film and TV production.
Guests experience an insider’s view of Hollywood as they design their own Batmobiles and movie costumes, step onto original sets, try out green screen technology, and follow the journey through post-production and into the glory of awards season.
At the red carpet preview of Stage 48, guests had the opportunity to get up close to sets, props and costumes from some of Warner Bros.’ most beloved movies and TV shows.
Celebrated actor and director Clint Eastwood joined invited guests last night for the exclusive preview, declaring Stage 48 “a terrific tour.”
Talent was spotted testing out the orange couch on the original Central Perk set from “Friends” and seen riding a Bat-Pod from “The Dark Knight” series at the green screen experience.
Celebrities also enjoyed a coffee from the Studio Tour’s brand new Central Perk Café before exploring an authentic space capsule from Oscar-winning epic “Gravity.” Guests also appeared to shrink as they took a seat at a recreation of the table used in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings,” which relies on an optical illusion to make cast members appear significantly smaller or larger than they actually are.
Special appearances by stars from TV shows featured on Stage 48 included Jon Cryer, who starred as Alan Harper in all 12 seasons of “Two and a Half Men” and was spotted at the show’s famous living room set.
Stage 48 offers “a window into how we actually work,” said Cryer.
Along with the launch of Stage 48, which includes a shop themed with props from Warner Bros.’ film and TV classics, newly enhanced elements have been added throughout other areas of the experience including specially recorded messages from the stars of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and the wildly successful “Pretty Little Liars.”
Stage 48: Script to Screen opens to the public tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, and entrance is included in the standard ticket price.
About Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood:
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood takes guests closer than ever to the legendary entertainment they know and love. Film fans get to see the real sets and soundstages where the greatest names in entertainment made history as they touch, tour and explore the iconic 110-acre film studio that brought “Argo” and “Ocean’s Eleven” to the big screen. From “The Big Bang Theory” to “Friends,” the Studio Tour takes guests behind the camera for a revealing look at how the magic is made.
A visit includes a rare look inside many of the lot’s production areas as well as the opportunity to explore the Archive, which currently showcases props and costumes from all seven “Batman” films and all eight “Harry Potter” films. Guests also stop by the Prop Department, which features one of the largest selections of rare antiquities and modern furniture, rugs, drapery, lighting and hand props from Hollywood’s golden era, and the Picture Car Vault, home to some of Batman’s most famous vehicles, including the Tumbler from “The Dark Knight” trilogy and the Bathammer from “Batman and Robin.”
The Studio Tour is located on Warner Bros.’ Burbank lot (3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505), with tours departing continuously, seven days a week starting at 8am (extended hours are available during the spring and summer seasons). Regular tickets are $62 per person (eight years old and up), and Deluxe Tours are also available with special reservations. For more information or to book a tour, please visit www.wbstudiotour.com or call 877-492-8687. Groups of 25 or more should email [email protected] or call 818-977-1943. Advanced bookings are highly recommended.