Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and Turner Classic Movies. The new TCM Classic Films Tour showcases the Golden Age of Hollywood through the 1970s.

BURBANK, Calif., April 16, 2024 — Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood announces an exciting partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) to launch a brand new TCM Classic Films Tour for TCM’s 30th anniversary this month.  Opening today, the enhanced tour will take guests on an incredible journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood, celebrating iconic movies featured on TCM as well as showcasing the breadth of the Warner Bros. library. 

Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group’s Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy said, “For 100 years, Warner Bros. has stood for the very best in moviemaking and TCM has continued to spotlight the legacy of the studio with incredible program offerings throughout its 30 years.  We are thrilled movie lovers from around the world can visit the iconic Burbank lot to experience the TCM Classic Films Tour and celebrate the rich history of the studio’s contributions to cinema.”

Guests will explore the historic Warner Bros. Studio backlot with a focus on the studio’s early days, delving into the timeless allure of classic cinema and feeling the magic of Hollywood’s rich history firsthand.

The new tour promises an entertaining journey that offers something different.  Guests can visit new points of interest including: the exterior of James Dean’s apartment where he resided while working on the lot; the serene rose garden, which in the early years was Jack Warner’s tennis court and was surrounded by talent dressing rooms; and the Eastwood Scoring Stage built in 1929 where countless titles have been scored.  Guests will have the chance to stop at the Property House, which houses over a half-million television and movie props, including the pirate chair from Captain Blood and even the breathtaking Tiffany’s chandelier from The Letter

Before stepping into the magic, guests will enter the state-of-the-art deluxe screening room, located at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood Welcome Center, to admire historical photographs from the Warner Bros. archive and enjoy a newly curated introduction video from the hosts of TCM: Ben Mankiewicz, Eddie Muller, Jacqueline Stewart, Alicia Malone, and Dave Karger.

While embarking into newly-themed TCM Classic Films Tour carts with their expert guide to take them around their 90-minute backlot tour, guests will hear from the TCM hosts to transport them into the heart of cinematic history and immerse them in iconic classics such as CasablancaThe Life of Emile ZolaMy Fair Lady, The Music ManYankee Doodle DandyBlazing SaddlesGiant, and more.

“The partnership with TCM solidifies our commitment to providing unforgettable entertainment experiences to our guests,” said Danny Kahn, Vice President & General Manager of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.  “The TCM Classic Films Tour is a natural fit for the Studio Tour.  TCM showcases and preserves beloved classic films, and the Studio Tour offers our guests the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Hollywood legends and connect with their beloved titles.”      

The TCM Classic Films Tour lasts approximately three and a half hours, including 90 minutes with an expert Tour Guide and two hours of self-guided experiences.  The tour includes a visit to Stage 48: Script to Screen, an interactive sound stage highlighting different steps of film production and iconic sets, including the Central Perk Set from Friends and Leonard and Sheldon’s apartment from The Big Bang Theory.  The tour’s grand finale is Action and Magic Made Here, showcasing the DC Universe and Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series.  The tour concludes with a Celebration of Warner Bros., showcasing awards and original props and costumes from classic titles including Casablanca, The Music Man, and My Fair Lady.  

Tickets, details, and availability for all tours are available at wbstudiotour.com.

About Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood gets you closer to the entertainment you love by taking you on the lot of a real working studio.  As a recipient of Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards and recognized as one of the Top 25 Attractions in the United States, the Studio Tour gives guests a revealing look behind the camera at how Hollywood magic is made.  From TV shows like Friends, Abbott ElementaryThe Big Bang Theory, and ER to beloved films like CasablancaRebel Without a Cause, Batman, and Harry Potter, fans get to explore a studio over 100 years old as they touch, tour, and visit the real sets and soundstages on the iconic 110-acre backlot where the greatest names in entertainment made history.  Also, the Warner Bros. Studio Store, offering exclusive merchandise, is open to the public and does not require a tour ticket to shop.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is open Monday through Sunday, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, with studio tours departing every 30 minutes.  Advanced bookings are recommended, and children five years or older are welcome.  For the best value, book your tickets online at wbstudiotour.com or by calling +1 818-977-8687.

About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents classic films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting “where then meets now.” TCM features the insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart, and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination.  With more than two decades as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® and Summer Under the Stars.  TCM also directly connects with movie fans with offerings such as the TCM Wine Club, TCM Auctions and the TCM Library in addition to popular events such as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise.  TCM also produces the wildly successful podcast “The Plot Thickens,” which has had more than 7 million downloads to date.  TCM hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.  Fans can also enjoy a classic movie experience on the TCM hub on Max.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Reissues Iconic Glamor Trams as World-Renowned Studio Tour Celebrates a Milestone 60 Years.

Since 1964…60 Years of Behind-the-Scenes Magic Universal Studios Hollywood Reissues Iconic Glamor Trams as World-Renowned Studio Tour Celebrates a Milestone 60 Years with New and Nostalgic Enhancements, Including a Unique Step Off Tram and Onto a Movie Set Moment, a Reimagined Earthquake Attraction, Return of the Runaway Train and a Colossal Jurassic World T. rex Dinosaur Encounter from April 26 through August 11 The Installation of the First-Ever Authorized Hollywood Sign Replica and Retro-Themed Food and Merchandise Help Commemorate this Momentous Anniversary Program.

Universal City, California, April 2, 2024 – Universal Studios Hollywood invites guests to take a nostalgic walk down memory lane as the destination celebrates the Studio Tour’s 60th milestone anniversary with a dedicated experiential program from April 26 through August 11, 2024.

            In 1964, Universal City Studios invited tourists to take a whirlwind adventure for a first-hand look at Hollywood moviemaking in action. Five times a day, for approximately just over two hours, Monday through Friday, iconic red and white Glamor Trams, with their ruffled awnings, would whisk eager tourists through its studio backlot to be a fly on the wall in the making of Universal movie and television productions.

            Over the span of 60 years, Universal Studios Hollywood has cultivated the Studio Tour into a dynamic world-renowned experience visited by over 200 million guests worldwide. As part of the origins of Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Destinations & Experiences’ (UDX) global theme parks portfolio, the Studio Tour is stepping into the spotlight and inviting guests along for the ride as part of this notable celebration.

“The Studio Tour paved the way for the development of Universal Studios Hollywood and celebrating its 60-year milestone pays homage to its indelible impact,” said Scott Strobl, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Universal Studios Hollywood. “The Studio Tour is a crown jewel in our theme park portfolio and a beloved attraction for millions of guests. We are thrilled and honored to share our enthusiasm for its historic relevance with guests both new to the experience as well as those who have journeyed with us along the way.”

            In addition to the return of several iconic red and white candy-striped Glamor Trams, the centerpiece of the Studio Tour 60th anniversary celebration will treat guests to the unique opportunity to step off the tram and onto a legendary movie set where an original, fully restored 1964 vintage Glamor Tram awaits. The area will provide additional memorable photo opportunities and social media posts, including a giant King Kong backdrop and the theme park’s original hanging Jaws shark.

            A highlight of the 60th celebration also includes the “Earthquake—The Big One” attraction, which debuted on the Studio Tour in 1989 and has been shaking things up ever since with its eerily realistic 8.3 magnitude quake. To coincide with this diamond anniversary, this simulated natural disaster attraction has undergone a top to bottom renovation and will debut anew with contemporary technology and aesthetics.

            Other exciting features will include a visit to Courthouse Square aboard the Studio Tour, where scenes from the blockbuster Back to the Future movies were filmed and where an original time machine picture car will sit prominently on display, not far from a nearby Doc Brown character.

            As the Studio Tour navigates around the historic backlot, additional surprises from a time long gone will make a cameo appearance, including the temporary return of the 1976 Runaway Train as warning bells and sirens alarm from its stationary location. Moments of nostalgia will also be featured aboard the tram’s monitors showing clips of former Studio Tour attractions as they once appeared on the tour.

            Universal Studios Hollywood will also be digging into its archive of prehistoric props with a behemoth dimensional Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur display used in the promotion of Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World movie. This giant, growling creature, bearing a large bite of sharp teeth, will be located adjacent to a locked paddock of wild dinosaurs that can be heard screeching and clamoring to escape.

To commemorate the spirt of Hollywood’s glamorous past, Universal Studios Hollywood is partnering with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, responsible for promoting and enhancing the business, cultural and civic well-being of Hollywood, and the Hollywood Sign Trust, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, responsible for maintaining the Hollywood Sign and educating the world about its historical and cultural importance. 

Originally installed as a giant billboard for a real estate development (Hollywoodland) in 1923, today, the Hollywood Sign is a universal metaphor for the place, industry, lifestyle and aspiration known as Hollywood. It stands as one of the world’s best-known monuments and was declared Los Angeles Cultural Historical Monument No. 111 in 1973.

“The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is thrilled that this incredible opportunity will enable guests to step off the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood and enjoy an up close look at a perfectly scaled replica of the Hollywood Sign,” said Steve Nissen, CEO and President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “It has been a dream of millions to be able to climb the hillside to the actual sign atop Mt. Lee, so this collaboration with Universal Studios Hollywood is the ideal way to inspire guests around the world to dream big.”

“We are thrilled to share in this 60-year milestone with Universal Studios Hollywood and its behind-the scenes magic, which definitely strikes a chord with the hopes and dreams the Hollywood Sign brings to its fans, ” said Jeff Zarrinnam, Chair of the Hollywood Sign Trust. “And for people to have this vibrant way to experience the Sign, including capturing selfies and photos, with such an iconic leader in the industry is a true celebration. We congratulate Universal on this big anniversary.”

As a result of this collaboration and in celebration of both the Hollywood Sign’s centennial and the Studio Tour’s 60th anniversary, Universal Studios Hollywood is debuting the first-ever original replica of the Sign to be situated along the studio backlot, adjacent to the tram step off moment. This large scale reproduction was meticulously crafted from the Sign’s historic records to faithfully recreate this iconic landmark and bring it to visiting Studio Tour guests, where it will be nestled for several years along the hillside. The original Hollywood Sign towers at 45 feet; this official replica will stand tall at 10 feet to complement the landscape.

Guests disembarking the tram to experience the original movie set on the studio backlot will now have the unique and exclusive opportunity to pose for the first time ever in close proximity to this officially sanctioned Hollywood Sign replica for interactive social media posts.

            The Studio Tour is a world class attraction that takes guests onto an authentic movie and television production lot, past state-of-the-art soundstages, through hyper-realistic outdoor sets and even past the studio’s corporate offices where, behind closed doors, exciting deals are being made. As guests queue up to board the Studio Tour and experience the magic and mystery of the studio backlot, they will be met with archival images and videos detailing its incredible history, along with an all-original augmented reality (AR) Studio Tour trivia challenge designed to test their knowledge of this iconic attraction through the years with the ability to share their results on social media.

While much has transpired in six decades, the Studio Tour has remained true to its roots of immersing guests in the awe-inspiring world of movie-making magic, providing remarkable access to production sets on a genuine studio backlot. The once celebrated two-hour Glamor Trams have been replaced with a contemporary, approximate 60-minute experience, infused with advanced technology that enlightens and entertains millions of film buffs, theme park fans and tourists alike visiting from across the globe.

With its sights on the future, the Studio Tour is in the midst of converting its fleet of 21 diesel-hydraulic engines to electric trams to help reduce carbon emissions and improve the guest experience by reducing noise associated with the diesel-hydraulic engine.

From ushering guests past iconic sets, including the renowned film Psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock—one of the very first film sets accessible for visitors to see up close in 1964—to the evolution of Universal Studios Hollywood, immersing guests in innovative, groundbreaking rides and attractions themed to compelling film and television properties, the Studio Tour was “act one” in the development of the notable Universal Destinations & Experiences portfolio of global theme parks.

Rounding out the entire Studio Tour 60th anniversary celebration will be a selection of specially created, highly themed food and beverages, curated by the theme park’s Executive Chef Julia Thrash, along with themed merchandise and memorabilia.

A special Dining Pass celebrating the 60th anniversary will be available for purchase and will allow guests to choose six eligible menu items: a choice of two entrees, plus a choice of four snacks, sides, desserts or beverages at participating restaurants or food carts. Select in-park venues and food carts are excluded, and the Dining Pass is valid only on the day of purchase.

Guests basking in a day of nostalgia can step back in time and enjoy retro style entrees, sweets and drinks. A sampling of items at select locations will include:

            Hollywood & Dine, located on the Upper Lot of the theme park, will serve up BBQ Brisket Sandwich, BBQ Cheeseburger, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Summer Strawberry Salad, BBQ Corn Dog and Film Reel Cookie Sandwich.

Mel’s Diner, also located on the Upper Lot, will feature such favorites as Mel’s Classic Burger, Beyond Meat® BBQ Cheeseburger, Chili Cheese Dog, Tuna Melt, Chicken Caeser Salad, as well as two entrees that harken back to iconic mid-century TV dinner style platters: the Meatloaf Combo and Fried Chicken Combo.

Studio Scoops ice-cream parlor on the Lower Lot will whip up tasty treats in honor of the theme park’s signature attractions.

And lastly, the City Snack Shop standalone outdoor food cart, located on the Upper Lot, will be transformed into a Glamor Tram and serve up a selection of treats emblematic of the 60-year celebration, including the Glam Tram Cookie, Film Reel Cookie Sandwich, Giant 60th Pretzel, 60th Celebration Cookies and Banana Breath Popcorn.

An all-new dedicated Studio Tour 60th anniversary merchandise collection will invite guests to take home a piece of this historical celebration with such unique products as a 60th anniversary popcorn bucket shaped as an iconic Glamor Tram, plus an array of retro-themed souvenirs, including a Glamor Tram themed pillow, blanket, backpack, jacket, tops, tee shirts, hats, mugs, keychains, salt and pepper shakers, chocolates and candies.

Highlights of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Studios Tram Ride :

  • Return of iconic red and white candy-striped Glamor Trams
  • Opportunity to step off the tram and onto a legendary movie set with:
    • an original, fully restored 1964 vintage Glamor Tram
    • a giant King Kong photo op backdrop
    • theme park’s original hanging Jaws shark
    • the first-ever original replica of the Hollywood Sign to be situated along the backlot in celebration of the Hollywood Sign’s centennial
  • “Earthquake—The Big One” attraction (1989), which features an eerily realistic 8.3 magnitude quake, has undergone a top to bottom renovation and will debut anew with contemporary technology and aesthetics.
  • At Courthouse Square, where scenes from the blockbuster Back to the Future movies were filmed, guests will see an original time machine picture car on display plus the Doc Brown character roaming the area.
  • Return of the Runaway Train (1976) as warning bells and sirens alarm from its stationary location
  • a behemoth dimensional Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur display will be located adjacent to a locked paddock of wild dinosaurs that can be heard screeching and clamoring to escape
  • themed merchandise and food

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter).

Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrate Butterbeer Season in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrate Butterbeer Season in “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” Featuring Limited-Time Treats from March 15 through April 30 As Part of the Celebration, Universal Studios Hollywood Welcomes Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Counter, Serving 10 Flavors of Soft Serve Ice Cream, Including Butterbeer, Opening Friday, March 29 in Honeydukes.

Universal City, Calif., Orlando, Fla., (March 14, 2024) – For the first time ever, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood will celebrate Butterbeer™ Season, offering fans and guests a chance to enjoy Butterbeer in all-new ways within “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,™” beginning March 15 and continuing through April 30, 2024.

The celebration also marks the introduction of Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream counter within “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood. Opening on Friday, March 29, the all-new venue, located in Honeydukes™, will feature 10 decadent and savory soft serve ice cream flavors, including Butterbeer, Banana, Chocolate, Mint, Orange, Vanilla, Toffee Nut, Granny Smith Apple, Pistachio and Toffee Apple, served in a cup or waffle cone.

With a flavor reminiscent of butterscotch and shortbread, Butterbeer is a perfectly fine-tuned Wizarding World treat that includes cold, frozen, hot and non-dairy Butterbeer beverages along with Butterbeer fudge, potted cream and ice cream.

Throughout Butterbeer Season, both destinations will roll out delectable treats, including an ice lolly which features the rich palate pleasing Butterbeer flavor in popsicle form, in addition to the traditional items served daily. Plus, new Butterbeer caramels will only be available at Universal Orlando Resort. For a limited time only during this festive period, cold and frozen Butterbeer will be available for purchase in a special collectible silver stein.

Guests at Universal Orlando Resort can enjoy Butterbeer and celebrate the season at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade” at Universal Islands of Adventures as well as at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley™” at Universal Studios Florida.

For more information about “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.universalorlando.com, and at Universal Studios Hollywood, visit www.universalstudioshollywood.com

About Butterbeer Season:

Butterbeer Season is a new global franchise initiative to annually celebrate the flavor, scent and look of the iconic beverage fans will recognize from the magical wizarding world. Butterbeer was first introduced in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and quickly became a fan favorite symbol of joy, comfort, warmth and togetherness. Fans who longed for the opportunity to enjoy the beverage have loved the varied Butterbeer offerings currently available at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Destinations & Experiences global theme parks, Warner Bros. Studio Tours in Hollywood, Tokyo and London, and many of the Harry Potter touring experiences around the world. Now, every March through early May, fans around the world will have the opportunity to experience Butterbeer in new and unexpected ways during Butterbeer Season. Look out for new treats, limited-edition products, events, and activations to celebrate the joy of Butterbeer.

Universal Studios Hollywood Invites Guests to Make Lifetime Memories by Becoming Annual Pass Members and Unlocking Exclusive Benefits Throughout the Year.

The World-Famous Studio Tour’s 60th Anniversary, One-Year Anniversary Celebration of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, Plus all Theme Park Lands, Rides and Attractions.

Universal City, CA, February 27, 2024 – “Thank you for making us feel valued and special.” This is an overwhelming sentiment shared by Universal Studios Hollywood Annual Pass Members who visit the world-class entertainment destination regularly to enjoy innovative thrill rides and attractions at their own pace, whether it’s for a whole day or to pop in for a favorite ride or to enjoy an exclusive Pass Member opportunity.

With the purchase of a Universal Studios Hollywood Annual or Season Pass, guests can enjoy non-stop fun and flexibility over and over again. While each of the Passes has unique offerings, they have one thing in common: exclusive benefits, such as Pass Member Appreciation Days, Pass Member Park Takeover events,  access to special events, including new rides and attraction previews, discounts in the theme park and at Universal CityWalk Hollywood and sweepstakes. The Platinum Annual Pass includes the coveted after 3pm Universal Express pass with access to participating rides, attractions and seated shows in a separate queue with a shorter wait time.

As Universal Studios Hollywood embarks on the 60th anniversary of the world-renowned Studio Tour and the one-year anniversary of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™, the theme park is extending a special offer to prospective Annual and Season Pass Members: now through April 10, 2024, guests can save up to $50 when purchasing an Annual Pass online. Current Annual and Season Pass members, who pay in full for their passes, can also continue to enjoy a 15% discount on Annual Pass membership renewals and upgrades.

A Universal Studios Hollywood Annual or Season Pass is the ultimate ticket to ride that affords guests the opportunity to customize their visits. When SUPER NINTENDO WORLD opened, Pass Members were among the first to experience the land with an exclusive preview. With an Annual or Season Pass, guests can return to the Mushroom Kingdom to play at their leisure and improve their score on the “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, all while collecting stamps and digital coins with their Power-Up Band™.

For guests who prefer a twilight walk in the park, an Annual or Season Pass will surely illuminate the way, especially when the after-hours Pass Member Park Takeover events shine a spotlight on seasonal events and exclusive Pass Member access, like meeting the Grinch™ for a photo op during the Grinchmas™ holidays.

The array of Annual and Season Passes available cater to a variety of needs and budgets:

  • Platinum Annual Pass: For the ultimate Universal fan, the Platinum Pass Member has no blackout dates, complimentary General Parking (valid only for entry after 6pm), one complimentary General Admission ticket to Halloween Horror Nights (select nights only and advanced reservation required), invites to special Pass Member events, 15% discount on food, beverage and merchandise at participating in-Park locations, 10%-15% discounts on food and shopping at participating Universal CityWalk locations and discounts on Halloween Horror Nights tickets. As an added bonus, Platinum Annual Pass members can skip the regular lines with a one-time per day, after 3pm Universal Express with access to most rides, attractions and seated shows.
  • Gold Annual Pass: Visit Universal Studios Hollywood for over 325 days of the year, including complimentary General Parking (valid only for entry until 6pm), invites to special Pass Member events, 15% discount on food, beverage and merchandise at participating in-Park locations, 10%-15% discounts on food and shopping at participating Universal CityWalk locations and discounts on Halloween Horror Nights tickets.
  • Silver Annual Pass: Visit Universal Studios Hollywood for over 275 days of the year, plus receive invites to special Pass Member events, 10%-15% discounts on food and shopping at participating Universal CityWalk locations and discounts on Halloween Horror Nights tickets.
  • California Neighbor Pass: With more than 150 days to visit, the California Neighbor Pass provides invites to special Pass Member events, 10%-15% discounts on food and shopping at participating Universal CityWalk locations and discounts on Halloween Horror Nights tickets.

There is no time like the present to gift friends and family a lifetime of memories with a Universal Studios Hollywood Annual or Season Pass. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect this year:

The World-Famous Studio Tour celebrates a milestone 60th anniversary accompanied by nostalgic limited-time experiences, merchandise and food. Pass Members can expect an exclusive preview event along with a series of commemorative magnets that pays homage to iconic Studio Tour attractions.

The momentum continues with the one-year celebration of the visually spectacular land, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, along with an array of new offerings, including a commemorative, special-release Golden Power-Up Band™, a complimentary 1-year anniversary button, while supplies last, and the permanent addition of the all-new Power Up Cafe on New York Street, located on the upper deck of the park.

Magic awaits at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ with thrills and surprises just a wand flick away.

Adventure and thrills await throughout the theme park, at every ride and attraction, and at seasonal and special events that just can’t be missed. Experience the fun at SUPER NINTENDO WORLDThe Wizarding World of Harry PotterJurassic World—The Ride, Illumination’s award-winning The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Springfield, U.S.A. and The Simpsons Ride™, Transformers™:  The Ride-3D, “Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride” and the World-Famous Studio Tour.

More information about the Universal Studios Hollywood Annual and Season Passes are available here. Blacked out dates apply to select passes and reservations may be required for return visits. Food and beverage discount excludes alcoholic beverages, and merchandise discount excludes film, media, collectibles and all Nintendo® items. Additional restrictions apply.

For more information about Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com; like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter).

96TH OSCARS® ANNOUNCE FIRST SLATE OF PRESENTERS.

MAHERSHALA ALI, NICOLAS CAGE, JAMIE LEE CURTIS, BRENDAN FRASER, JESSICA LANGE, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, LUPITA NYONG’O, AL PACINO, MICHELLE PFEIFFER, KE HUY QUAN, SAM ROCKWELL, MICHELLE YEOH AND ZENDAYATHE OSCARS SET TO AIR LIVE MARCH 10 ON ABC.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Mahershala Ali, Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Jessica Lange, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ke Huy Quan, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Yeoh and Zendaya will present at the 96th Oscars®, executive producer and showrunner Raj Kapoor and executive producers Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan announced today. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 96th Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the new time of 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT.

The producers will continue to announce talent joining the show in the coming weeks.

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,500 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching films.

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HOLLYWOOD STREET CLOSURES FOR 2024 OSCAR® WEEK.

LOS ANGELES, CA – To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of this year’s Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

To accommodate the construction of press risers and pre-show stages along the Oscars red carpet, all lanes of Hollywood Boulevard are closed from Orange Drive to Highland Avenue from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, February 29 until 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

MTA will begin re-routing bus traffic and subway trains will bypass the Ovation Hollywood station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, March 9, until the first scheduled train after 6 a.m. on Monday, March 11.

Between Sunday, March 3, and Oscar® Sunday, March 10, additional streets and sidewalks will be closed for varying periods.

Details of the closures and maps of affected areas are available from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the Thirteenth District City Council field offices and on the Academy’s website at https://www.oscars.org/closures.

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at the new time of 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide.


ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,500 of the most accomplished film industry artists and leaders. The Academy recognizes and celebrates all aspects of the arts and sciences of moviemaking through renowned awards for cinematic achievement, including the Oscars®. With the world’s largest film museum and collection, the Academy preserves our cinematic history and presents honest and powerful programs about cinema’s past, present, and future. Across all initiatives, the Academy connects global audiences – its members, the film industry, and film fans – through their shared passion for making and watching film


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SUPER NINTENDO WORLD themed Spirit Airlines aircraft in the skies today!

Universal Studios Hollywood and Spirit Airlines Soar to New Heights with the First-Ever SUPER NINTENDO WORLD Themed Airbus A320neo;

Inaugural Flight Takes to the Skies from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale Today

Next-Level Flyaway Sweepstakes Coincides with Program, Inviting Participants to Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to Experience SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Universal City, Calif. –  Universal Studios Hollywood and Spirit Airlines have joined forces to launch the first-ever Airbus A320neo featuring a SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ aircraft wrap. The flight takes to the skies today from Detroit (DTW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), and the specially-themed aircraft will continue flying to destinations through May 2024. The one-year celebration of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD continues as Universal Studios Hollywood takes to the skies with a SUPER NINTENDO WORLD themed Spirit Airlines aircraft (image attached / credit: Spirit Airlines) today through May. Plus, people can enter a sweepstakes to win a trip to USH! To enter Next-Level Flyaway Sweepstakes: http://flyaway.spirit.com/.

The plane featuring the special-edition livery belongs to one of the most fuel-efficient fleets in the industry. Travelers can experience Spirit’s affordable nonstop flights from 20 U.S. cities to Los Angeles (LAX) enroute to Universal Studios Hollywood and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. Flight bookings on the specially-themed aircraft are based on the plane’s flying schedule.

Spirit Airlines travels to more than 80 destinations and 15 countries in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, inviting guests to enjoy the latest interior designs featuring wider seats, extra cushions and more usable legroom for an enhanced experience in style and comfort.

As Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the one-year anniversary of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD, guests can find new ways to level up, including the debut a commemorative, special-release Golden Power-Up Band™ and a complimentary 1-Year Anniversary Button, while supplies last. Guests can also enjoy the all-new Power Up Cafe, serving Super Mario Power-Up themed menu items.

First time visitors and returning guests to the land will be swept up into the 360-degree world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach where they become an integral part of their exhilarating world. From the moment guests pass through the iconic green pipe, a journey filled with exploration, discovery and play awaits that is unlike anything they have ever experienced. Their journey begins as they enter Peach’s Castle before venturing further into the colorful Mushroom Kingdom.

SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is a visually spectacular land, located within an expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood, filled with the vibrancy of colors and architectural ingenuity. The land features the groundbreaking “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” ride, as well as many thrilling and interactive activities to engage the entire family within the captivating Mushroom Kingdom.

Along with themed dining at Toadstool Cafe™ and shopping at the 1-UP Factory™ retail store, SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is an inspiring, game-changing addition to the world-famous theme park.

Coinciding with the Spirit Airlines’ SUPER NINTENDO WORLD aircraft wrap is the Next-Level Flyaway Sweepstakes inviting guests to enter for a chance to win a three-day, two-night trip for four to SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Hollywood. The Sweepstakes entry dates are from February 21 to March 20, 2024.

  • Roundtrip coach (economy) flights with Spirit Airlines from the winner’s origin airport to LAX
  • 2-Night standard hotel accommodation at the Sheraton Universal Hotel
  • 2-Day General Admission tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood where they can experience SUPER NINTENDO WORLD and all of the other theme park’s dynamic immersive lands, rides and attractions.

For more information and details, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com; like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and X (formerly Twitter

BAFTA Winners Announced in London during ceremony at The Royal Festival Hall in London, 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards, Oppenheimer wins seven BAFTAs.

London – The winners of the 2024 EE BAFTA Awards (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Film Awards) were announced tonight in a ceremony hosted by David Tennant at The Royal Festival Hall in London and broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer. The EE BAFTAs celebrate the very best in film of the past year.

The winners of the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards have been announced and are as follows.

  • Oppenheimer wins seven BAFTAs, including Best Film and Director
  • Poor Things wins five BAFTAs
  • The Zone of Interest wins three BAFTAs
  • Emma Stone wins Leading Actress for Poor Things
  • Cillian Murphy wins Leading Actor for Oppenheimer
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph wins Supporting Actress for The Holdovers
  • Robert Downey Jr. wins Supporting Actor for Oppenheimer
  • Earth Mama wins Outstanding Debut
  • Samantha Morton receives the BAFTA Fellowship
  • June Givanni receives the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award
  • Mia McKenna-Bruce wins the EE Rising Star Award

Oppenheimer won seven BAFTAs: Best Film; Director for Christopher Nolan; Leading Actor for Cillian Murphy; Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr.; Cinematography; Editing, and Original Score.

Poor Things won five BAFTAs: Leading Actress for Emma Stone; Costume, Make Up & Hair, Production Design and Special Visual Effects.

The Zone of Interest won three BAFTAs:  Outstanding British Film, Film Not in the English Language, and Sound. 

The Holdovers won two categories: Supporting Actress for Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Casting.

Anatomy of a Fall won Original Screenplay.

American Fiction won Adapted Screenplay.

Earth Mama won Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

20 Days in Mariupol won Documentary.

he Boy and the Heron won Animated Film.

Jellyfish and Lobster won the British Short Film award; while the BAFTA for British Short Animation was won by Crab Day.

June Givanni was presented with the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award.

The BAFTA Fellowship was presented to actress and director Samantha Morton. The Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA in recognition of an individual’s outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games across their career.

The EE Rising Star Award, the only award voted for by the public, went to Mia McKenna-Bruce.

This marks a first BAFTA Director win for Christopher Nolan, and first time Film Awards nomination and win for Cillian Murphy and Da’Vine Joy Randolph. 

The Zone of Interest is the first film to win both the Outstanding British Film and Film Not in the English Language categories.

All winners were in attendance and accepted their awards on stage, with the exception of Animated Film.

The ceremony included a performance by Sophie Ellis-Bextor of Murder on the Dancefloor. Hannah Waddingham performed a solo rendition of Time After Time as part of the In Memorium, honouring those in the film industry who have sadly passed away in the last 12 months.

BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts – is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

Universal CityWalk Hollywood Invites Guests to Wine, Dine, Shop and More in February and March in celebration of Valentine’s Day and St. Paddy’s Day.

Universal CityWalk Hollywood Invites Guests to Wine, Dine, Shop and More in February and March.

Universal City, Calif. – A lot of tasty treats are in store for the romantic month of February. Check out some of the latest offerings at Universal CityWalk!

  • The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen: An extra sweet treat is in store at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen with The Sweetheart Milkshake, a limited time specialty milkshake that is available now through February 21, 2024. The Sweetheart, which is ideal for sharing and is deliciously crafted with vanilla ice cream, strawberry sauce, buttercream frosting, festive sprinkles, whipped topping, chocolate-covered strawberry and topped with sweetheart candies.
  • Universal Cinema: Date night awaits… Enjoy dinner at any one of Universal CityWalk’s top-tier restaurants and catch the latest blockbuster at the Universal Cinema featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres. Now through summer, guests can receive 10% off their dinner at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen with the purchase of a same-day Universal Cinema movie ticket.
  • Voodoo Doughnuts: Now through February 14, guests can purchase a variety of delectable treats in honor of Valentine’s Day at Voodoo Doughnuts, including the Conversation Hearts, Valentine’s Sprinkle Cake, Box of Love and Chocolate Sweetheart doughnuts. From March 14 – 17, Voodoo will celebrate the luck of the Irish with a specialty St. Patrick’s Day doughnut.
  • Universal Monsters Tribute Store: Opening later this month, the Universal Monsters Tribute Store at Production Central is the place to shop for everyone celebrating horror all year long. Each section of the store features an iconic classic Universal Monster, including The Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula and Wolf Man, with unique apparel, accessories, glassware and collectibles.
  • NBC Sports Grill & Brew:  Let’s get happy with Happy Hour at NBC Sports Grill weekdays from 2 – 5pm. From a night out with friends and family to date night, the eclectic menu includes select draft beer, wine, cocktails and hearty burgers such as the NBC Classic, BBQ Burger and Jalapeno Burger. The Happy Hour menu offers a variety of sharable snacks, including Fried Pickles, Chips and Queso, Loaded Fries or Tots, Pretzel Bites and Chicken Tenders.

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