The 25-seat Las Vegas bus tour features iconic locations from Hollywood’s biggest movies
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Here in Las Vegas you can tour just about everything from Allegiant Stadium all the way down to Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory. Now, a new tour is rolling down the Strip and it celebrates the very city we call home. It’s called Las Vegas Movie Tours (hold onto your shirts folks). The new attraction tours iconic places that have been featured in some of Hollywood’s most memorable movies – gasp.
Hollywood’s Happy History
Tinseltown has been making nice with Vegas for decades. They would be crazy not to. We are a 4-hour car ride away or about a 39-minute trip from LAX in the sky. Our weather is rarely rainy – just ignore the 10 months a year when it’s hotter than the surface of the sun. And, taking a note from my mama, ‘if you’ve got it flaunt it,’ and Vegas has it—all the lights and the glamour make our skyline ooze sexiness on screen.
With those being only some of the 1,000,000 benefits of shooting a movie here, Hollywood has taken advantage and shot more than 200 flicks in the valley. Las Vegas Movie Tours features half of those movies in their slow roll down the Strip.
Las Vegas Movie Tour Tidbits
Las Vegas Tours starts out at Caesars Palace and cruises down the Boulevard while highlighting some of the biggest movies immortalized here. Actors dress in costumes from different movies and serve as guides to the most iconic scenes shot on the Strip. Along the way, passengers on the tour bus screen scenes while learning some behind the scenes gossip plus the 4-1-1.
The 25-seat movie theater on a bus travels to such points as the Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, the Fremont Street Experience and the Arts District. It is all the brainchild of CEO Chris Ramirez. Chris knows a thing or ten about shooting a film in Las Vegas. He has helped advise on the locations for films like “The Hangover III,” and other details such as shooting inside casinos. The red tape and logistics alone make us think that Ramirez should own stock in Advil for as much as he must ingest.
While there is a loose script for the guides to follow, each tour is different depending on the riders. No one tour is the same. These are actors and they do love to improvise.
Las Vegas Movie Mania
Some of the movies that are featured on the tour are: “The Hangover,” “Casino,” “Behind the Candelabra,” “Mars Attacks,” “Austin Powers” and “Showgirls” to name a few.
Riders see the actual locations while learning more about how the film’s production called Vegas home. They will also hear about movies that were never intended to call Vegas home and, like many longtime residents, eventually found themselves residing here. One such film is “Frank and Lola.”
What You Need To Know
If you are the ultimate movie buff here is what you need to know about booking your own ride. Tickets are $75 for the one-hour tour. Tours run two times a day on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Need more info, well log onto Las Vegas Movie Tours website: lvmovietours.com.
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