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TCM Sponsored Film Tour of Los Angeles


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I work in downtown L.A. and I do recommend all of you to get on the tour to see the interior of the Bradbury Building. It's incredible. Very film noirish. Used lots of times in films (most famously, in Blade Runner).

 

Also, if they let you, go across the street from the Bradbury into the Grand Central Market. Many of the vendors operate under neon signs that look like they date back to the 1930s.

 

And if you continue through the market to the other side, you will see the very famous Angels Flight trains. This is a short train ride that goes up the hill to Grand.

 

Two blocks from the Bradbury Building is our City Hall. Those of us who are old enough, automatically think of Dragnet when we see it...and it was also the Daily Planet building in the 1950s TV series.

 

Downtown is also home to some of the great old movie theaters of Los Angeles. Most are now closed, but one or two may be open to see inside (we're talking gorgeous, folks, back when the theaters were magnificent pieces of architecture!).

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>Downtown is also home to some of the great old movie theaters of Los Angeles. Most are now closed, but one or two may be open to see inside (we're talking gorgeous, folks, back when the theaters were magnificent pieces of architecture!).

 

Peter,

 

On a side note, the Last Remaining Seats schedule has been released (though tix to the public don't go on sale until April 9th.

 

The Los Angeles Theater, the Orpheum and the UA theater that is now part of the Ace Hotel are all participating!

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Hi Liz (hope I'm using your correct name)... do you know how to get tickets for this. The link provided doesn't do anything and I tried to submit an email question to the TCM form, but this requests info not familiar to me (i.e. "Customer CC List :"... huh?). Sounds like this would be a great tour.

 

Thanks! Glenn

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Glenn,

 

Be sure that if you pop-ups, they aren't getting in the way.

 

The link works fine for me on Chrome and Firefox.

 

The tours appear to be all sold out but word on the street is that TCM will have an announcement either just prior to the Festival or at the FF regarding passes for the Tour.

 

So, don't give up hope yet!

 

But, do see if those pesky pop-ups are getting in your way. A couple of people had that problem and once they figured that out, were able to get to the page.

 

See you in a little more than a month!

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Thanks so much for your reply!

 

It doesn't look like the link pulls up the tour now at all, but if it's booked up at the moment that could be the reason. Maybe I'll email TCM to see if there's a waiting list. Sounds exactly like a great intro to the Festival to move around LA and see some of these sites. I've been to most of the studio tours in the days before the festival each of the 3 past times I've attended and loved these, but they're light on classic film (and heavy often on TV series I've never even heard about).

 

At any rate, a big thanks for bringing this extra programming to the front. I'll keep my eyes open for anything else that may be planned.

 

Glenn

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I was just looking out my work window here in downtown L.A. and saw the Star Line TCM Movie Locations Tour bus going by.  

 

What drew my attention to it at first is the raised section of the front of the coach...slanting downwards to the back...which allows room for the big screen inside the front part of the coach. 

 

Nice to see it taking people around again.

 

By the way...I discovered something interesting when I tried using the Search function of the message board.  It's forbidden to use the word "bus".

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