*SPOILER ALERT: Skip the next paragraph if you don’t want to hear about THE CAPE.
Warner Bros Studio Tour has it: THE CAPE worn by the late Christopher Reeve in the film that started it all for me, 1978’s Superman: The Movie. It’s displayed at the end of the tour, in all of its glory. I almost passed out when I saw it. Conservatively, I have seen that movie well over 100 times.
There are many capes on display during the impressive three hour Warner Bros Studio Tour, belonging to a wide assortment of superheroes, swashbucklers, and adolescent wizards. But far beyond the fantasy and comic book genres, if you’re interested in the “behind the scenes” of Hollywood, there’s no better place to spend a few hours than touring the working production facility behind what’s arguably the most heralded movie studio in history.
After a brief filmed overview narrated by Ellen DeGeneres, trams depart for multiple television and film sound stages, through several TV sets (including “The Big Bang Theory” and “Friends”), and to a variety of backlots that have been supporting cast members in many classic films and TV shows.
Would you like to see the cafe where Rick had coffee with Elsa in Casablanca? How about the alley where an upside down, rain soaked Spiderman kissed Mary Jane Watson? The coffee shop from “Friends?” How about exteriors for productions ranging from Oceans 13 to “The Waltons?” They — and many, many more — are all there.
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