Paramount Pictures After Dark Tour: Tales from the Other Side

Paramount After Dark Tour Ratings

Hollywood Gothique Says:

Hollywood is a dream factory, where stars flicker across the silver screen long after their deaths; preserved eternally in a celluloid limbo, they materialize before our eyes like phantoms from the great beyond, their voices echoing from times past, and then they dissipate into darkness once more, until summoned by the next screening. Is it any wonder, then, that Hollywood should be saturated with tales of the supernatural – its sound stages and back lots brimming with spirits of the famous, the not-so-famous, the infamous, and the forgotten? For a glimpse into this haunted history, take the Paramount After Dark Tour: Tales from the Other Side, which adds a seasonal overlay of ghostly rumors to the studio tour. Though not scary, the trek through the back lot benefits the inherent creepiness of a dark and deserted studio at night, and there are numerous sights, settings, and stories that should appeal to fans of sinister cinema and Halloween horror.

Paramount Studios
5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038

2022 Updates: Paramount Studios has resumed presenting daytime tours, but as of September Paramount After Dark is not on their schedule.

Paramount After Dark Studio Tour General Information

This night-time version of the year-round studio tour covers much of the same territory (sound stages where current television shows are shot; stories about the making of The Godfather) but with an emphasis on spooky rumors and grim Hollywood history, including a detour through the adjacent Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Included are visits to the former RKO sound stages where King Kong (1933) was filmed, along with props and costumes from Sweeney Todd, The Addams Family, Terminator: Genysis, Star Trek, and World War Z.

  • Suggested for guests 16 and over.
  • Complimentary champagne is included at the beginning.
  • Movie candy and popcorn available at a rest stop.
  • The walking tour lasts two-and-a-half hours; wear comfortable shoes.
  • Video filming is not allowed; still images are permitted except inside the sound stages.

Since reopening after the Covid-19 lockdown, Paramount Tours protocols in place. Visitors must be fully vaccinated or have tested negative within 72 hours. Proof of vaccination or a negative test result is required for entry.

Pararmount After Dark Review

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Review: Paramount After Dark Tour

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