EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, NC is again hosting public tours on Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer and fall travel season. Last year’s tours attracted thousands of visitors from across the United States and around the world.
Guests can expect an insider’s look at the largest studio complex east of California and experience the rich history of EUE/Screen Gems and the films and television shows produced at the facility over the last three decades. Attendees will walk the 10-stage working lot and go behind the scenes of the CBS series “Under the Dome.” The diner, a centerpiece for the show’s activity, is a favorite. Tours last an hour.
NEW THIS YEAR:A food truck will visit the lot for Saturday tours. Each truck offers different specialties from cupcakes and ices and ice creams to tacos. Call the Tours Hotline for details.A food truck will visit the lot for Saturday tours. Each truck offers different specialties from cupcakes and ices and ice creams to tacos. Call the Tours Hotline for details.
- Tour the house used in the ABC series “Secrets and Lies” (depending on availability).
- Posters and memorabilia from previous shows on the lot will be in the Commissary building where guests purchase tickets. This year, you’ll be allowed to use to your camera in this waiting area.
- A food truck will visit the lot for Saturday tours. Each truck offers different specialties from cupcakes, ices and ice creams to tacos. Call the Tours Hotline for each Saturday’s offerings.
Visitors will experience a visual history of the North Carolina film and television industry in the screening theater where many famous producers, directors and actors have reviewed footage of productions shot at the studio.
Tours will be hosted on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, 12 noon and 2 pm, weather permitting throughout the summer. Guests should check the tour hotline before traveling for the latest tour updates. Tours can be cancelled or delayed at the last minute due to weather or changes in shooting schedules on the lot. Guests should arrive at the studios 15 to 20 minutes ahead of time to purchase tickets.
Tour Location: 1223 23rd Street North, Wilmington, NC 28405
Cost: $12 for adults
$10 for students
$10 for seniors (age 65 and over) and military personnel with an ID
$5 for children, ages 5 to 12; children under 5 are free
Admission is cash only; memorabilia is also for sale. No credit cards accepted at this time.
Tour HOTLINE: Get up-to-the minute tour information and answers to questions at (910) 343-3433.
Tips: Wear comfortable shoes (you’ll be on your feet for about an hour) and bring rain gear if there’s a chance of showers.
Other film locations to visit: Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau provides information about additional shooting locations and tours.