Philadelphia Movie Sites Tour

Tonight I got to attend a fun media event on behalf of Uwishunu. The Philadelphia Movie Sites Tour is starting their 5th year of tours and they held a media event to celebrate the new season!

I boarded a special tour bus and immediately was handed some snacks. What’s going to the movies without some treats? I got some popcorn, candy, a water and a media packet.

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I loved the GPFO logo. It reminded me of a place fiancé and I just visited! Look familiar?

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Check out our ride! The actual tour will be on a different bus which holds 21 people, but this bus was bigger for the media event.

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The inside was equipped with some televisions, which were used to watch specific movie clips, as well as an awesome tour guide.

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The tour stops at various locations throughout the city of Philadelphia to show you where different movie scenes were filmed. You watch the movie clip, drive by the location and the tour guide shares some secrets about the filming in that area.

It was a really cool tour. We saw lots of places where National Treasure was filmed:

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And where some scenes from The Sixth Sense took place:   March 320

As well as a scene from the Italian Job:

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The entire tour is 2.5 hours long, covers more than 50 movie sites and nearly 30 movies and shows filmed in Philadelphia. It was so interesting, and half of the movie’s we saw I didn’t even know where filmed here!

It was also a really nice night out in Philly for this tour. I brought my friend Jill along with me tonight and we had a nice time walking around the city for a bit after.

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After some talking and walking we decided to stop in Jones for a drink and a bite to eat. It’s one of the Steven Starr Restaurants I haven’t been to yet, so it was fun to check out!

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We sat down and each got a fun drink.

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I told the bartender I wanted something fun, but not too sweet. She suggested the Fountain of Youth – Smirnoff Blueberry, Green Tea and Mint. It smelled and tasted so yummy! I would definitely order that again!March 331

Jill got the Bubbly Breeze – Rum and Champagne are always winning combinations in my book! It was pretty and pink!

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I loved the vibe in Jones, it was really cool.

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I don’t know why but the place reminded me of the Brady Bunch. Maybe it was the fake flowers and the nightlights. It was very inviting and homey with really cool interior decorating.

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It was nice to enjoy an evening down in the city with my old roommate and fellow bride to be! We had a great time catching up!

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Since we had snacked at the Movie Tour we weren’t too hungry, but split two appetizers anyways. I wanted to try some of the food! We shared the chicken and rock shrimp dumplings and the baked macaroni and cheese. Both were pretty awesome. Total comfort food. I loved it!

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I want to come back here again for dinner one night! It was a fun place!

Have you ever been to a Steven Starr Restaurant before?

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And the winners of the Scrubz Giveaway are:

1)Erin at Texan Couture

2) Carly at Tri-ing my Hardest

3) C.G.the Foodie at Uncovering Food

4) J at Cocomo B

A gift certificate will be emailed your way! Congratulations ladies!

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  • Reply Kelly March 24, 2010 at 2:10 am

    Wow that looks awesome I would totally love to go downtown and see that.

  • Reply polarama March 24, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Whooo! Thank you!

    I lived in Philly when 6th Sense, Unbreakable, and even Philadelphia (I was in school then, they used our campus fir some scenes) were filmed. Philly does such a good job of encouraging and attracting tv and film production companies.

    My favorite Stephen Starr restaurant is still Buddakan. Wasabi mashed potatoes!

  • Reply C.G. the Foodie March 24, 2010 at 3:58 am

    That tour looks like SO MUCH FUN! I need to find a tournament in Philly so I can take my students :o)

    And thank you for hosting such an awesome contest. I can't wait to try Scrubz products out!!!

  • Reply Carly March 24, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    YAY! I love winning!! And I was in a really crappy mood this morning, but this totally made my day! Thanks!

  • Reply Allie March 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    What a cool bar!

    And congrats to the winners!

  • Reply kAteMoNsTer March 24, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Leslie Jones' is where Ashley (Brooke's sister) works. Was she there? I love that place its so fun and good.

    Also, movie tour is awesome. I am def going to suggest it to my family (esp Mike the movie buff) next time we are all in Philly.

  • Reply ladypurpl March 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    What a fun night! Especially fun to celebrate with your former roommate. I'd love to take that tour next time I'm in Philly. I have been to Buddakan and it was fabulous. I was there with some special people that are in my life. I need to try Jones next time I'm in Philly.

  • Reply Cassie March 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    its funny – jones is the only stephen starr restaurant i can convince my fiance to go to (unless it's my birthday lol) – he loves all the comfort food. and i've gotten that martini before … you made me crave it! glad you enjoyed your evening 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous March 25, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    I was on this same tour and by golly it was absolute garbage. Film buffs will hate it. It's just snarky gossip (i.e. "Ben bought J-Lo her famous pink ring while filming "Jersey Girl")… the tour guide got half of the information wrong… yes i was on the same tour… this would be a waste of money if you are looking for a good time and/or interesting film facts. avoid at all costs.

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