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Savannah has Plenty to Offer Movie Lovers with Savannah Movie Tours

If you want to sit on the bench where Forrest Gump sat, visit the infamous Mercer House featured in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil or see the homes of famous movie stars such as Clint Eastwood, Sandra Bullock and Demi Moore, then Savannah’s Movie Tours are tailor-made for you!

Savannah Movie Tours Cover over 60 Movie Locations 

Most visitors come to Savannah, GA to enjoy the historic architecture, shady squares and delightful shops and restaurants along the waterfront. However, Hollywood movie lovers can see Savannah from a totally different perspective by touring some of the 68 locations featured in more than 85 Hollywood movies.

The Savannah Movie Tours last for around 90 minutes and is entertaining for all ages. The climate controlled minibuses give everyone elevated views of the many homes, squares and locations used as movie sets. The tours manage to cover more than 60 movie locations in Savannah with a fascinating commentary that gives you some interesting facts and little known stories from behind-the-scenes. For example, did you know that movies filmed in Savannah have received 10 Academy Awards between them? You’re sure to recognize many sites as you tour around this lovely city.

Savannah has been a film director’s dream location since 1915, when it was used as the set for the filming of Under Southern Skies and God’s Witness. Some other box office hits filmed in Savannah include Cape Fear, Roots, The Fugitive, Forrest Gump, The Longest Yard, the Conspirator and The General’s Daughter. You may even be fortunate enough to see a film being shot during your visit.

As you are driven between locations in the 24-seater coach, topical movie clips are shown on LCD screens before you see the actual locations for yourself.

Enjoying a Savannah Movie Tour Brings You Closer to the Stars

Savannah Movie Tours have been offering movie-themed tours since 2003, along with several other themed tours. The company was founded by the late Ron Higgins who himself was a Hollywood screenwriter.

The fact-packed movie tour covers many interesting highlights such as the “Bird Girl” statue in the Bonaventura Cemetery which features on the cover of the book of the same name. Some tours make a stop at Leopold’s Ice Cream Shop where you may get a feeling of déjà vu. The location was used in The Sum of All Fears and The General’s Daughter.

Other locations to look forward to on your Savannah Movie Tour are Clary’s Café which was where Luther Driggers ate his breakfast and lunch in the movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Julia Roberts fans will enjoy a visit to The Sixpence Pubon Bull Street which was used in the movie Let’s Give them Something to Talk About.

Many famous movie stars have homes in this beautiful historic city. You may rub shoulders with Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow or Cate Blanchett when you visit one of the gourmet restaurants and cocktail bars in this attractive city. Savannah Movie Tours will certainly create some interesting talking points when you return home so don’t forget your camera – or your video camera!

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