Turner Classic Movies (TCM), which is in the midst of its 20th year as an authority in classic film, is giving fans a new way to connect with the movies they love. The network has partnered with On Location Tours, to create the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City. Featuring stops at some of the most famous movie locations throughout the city, this sightseeing bus tour is one of several initiatives TCM is launching as it prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary in April 2014.
Set to launch on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013, the “TCM Classic Film Tour” will run Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The three-hour sightseeing bus tour will take movies fans to some of the city’s greatest movie locations, including the Empire State Building (King Kong); Zabar’s market (Manhattan, You’ve Got Mail); Holly Golightly’s brownstone (Breakfast at Tiffany’s); the famed subway grate that blew Marilyn Monroe’s skirt (The Seven-Year Itch); Grand Central Terminal (North by Northwest, Superman); and, of course, Central Park.
In addition to seeing the real locations, visitors will get to see clips of the sites from the movies. “It’s a great way to see how much – and how little – the city has changed over the years,” TCM host Robert Osborne says, “and how the history of New York and the history of the movies are intertwined.”
For more information and to book reservations, visit our TCM Classic Film Tour page.