Last night, guests celebrated the launch of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s new 25,000 sq ft expansion, Stage 48: Script to Screen, ahead of its official opening on July 16th. Based on the studio lot, which is home to more than 90 years of much-loved entertainment, drama and action, Stage 48 gives guests unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the world of film and TV production.
At the red carpet preview of Stage 48, guests had the opportunity to get up close to sets, props and costumes from some of Warner Bros.’ most beloved movies and TV shows. Celebrated Actor and Director Clint Eastwood joined invited guests last night for the exclusive preview, declaring Stage 48 “a terrific tour.”
Talent was spotted testing out the orange couch on the original Central Perk set from “Friends” and seen riding a Bat-Pod from “The Dark Knight” series at the green screen experience.Celebrities also enjoyed a coffee from the Studio Tour’s brand new Central Perk Café before exploring an authentic space capsule from Oscar®-winning epic “Gravity.” Guests also appeared to shrink as they took a seat at a recreation of the table used in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings,” which relies on an optical illusion to make cast members appear significantly smaller or larger than they actually are.
Special appearances by stars from TV shows featured on Stage 48 included Jon Cryer, who starred as Alan Harper in all 12 seasons of “Two and a Half Men” and was spotted at the show’s famous living room set. Stage 48 offers “a window into how we actually work,” said Cryer.
Other stars included Director Zack Snyder posing in front of original "Superman" costumes and "Friends" cast member James Michael Tyler posing behind the counter on the authentic Central Perk set just as his character Gunther did on the show.
Along with the launch of Stage 48, which includes a shop themed with props from Warner Bros.’ film and TV classics, newly enhanced elements have been added throughout other areas of the experience including specially recorded messages from the stars of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and the wildly successful “Pretty Little Liars”. Stage 48: Script to Screen opens to the public tomorrow, Thursday, July 16, and entrance is included in the standard ticket price.