EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington announced last week that tours have resumed at its production complex.
Guests will get 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 part of the tour.
NEW THIS YEAR:
- Guests will tour the house used by “Secrets and Lies,” airing now on ABC.
- Posters and memorabilia from previous shows on the lot will be in the Commissary building where guests purchase tickets. This year, guests will be allowed to use to their cameras in this waiting area.
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 at this time
More tour information: Get up to the minute tour information and answers to questions on the Tour Hotline at (910) 343-3433.
EUE/Screen Gems Tour Director Pam Stilwell advises wearing comfortable shoes and bringing rain gear if there’s a chance of showers. “We are indoors and out, and on our feet—all over this production complex—so we want to make sure our guests have a great experience, rain or shine,” she says. The tour lasts an hour.
Last season’s tours attracted more than 1000 guests from throughout the United States and Canada and around the world. “We are quite proud of the attachment fans have for this facility and its production history,” says Stilwell.
EUE/Screen Gems Studios hosted tours of the studios for 15 years and concluded them in the fall of 2011 when the CW series One Tree Hill wrapped production. The tours were hosted again last spring and summer.
EUE/Screen Gems Studios supplies production space, studios, technological infrastructure and support for film, television and commercial producers in Wilmington, N.C. and Atlanta. The company is headquartered in New York City.
The Wilmington, NC complex has hosted films such as Iron Man 3 for Marvel and The Conjuring and We’re the Millers for New Line/Warner Bros. Recent television projects include Under the Dome for CBS, Eastbound and Down for HBO and Sleepy Hollow for Fox Television, and ABC’s Secrets and Lies.
The Wilmington EUE/Screen Gems complex has hosted more than 350 productions since it opened.
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