July 28, 2005
We started off the tour getting an introduction about all the Oscars the studio has acquired through certain movies like "Braveheart" and "The Godfather." Our tour guide also explains about the picture kiosks located throughout Paramount Studios, where there are pictures of old movie stars like William Holden and Audrey Hepburn
Some cool things we did on the tour included going onto sets of TV shows and others like "Extra" or "The Insider." We got to see the set of "Girlfriends" on UPN and "Charmed" on WB. We also saw the historic New York street set where they have filmed many things, like "Boston Public," the new "Barbershop" TV show, and others.
Our tour ended with a look inside the huge Paramount movie theater, where they have movie premiers and cast screenings. The chairs in that theater are the nicest I have ever seen or sat in at a movie theater. We got to go up to the projection booth, where the nice man told us how the load films up, the different screen ratios, a little about the film sounds and scores, and how they do checks on the films before they are sent out to local movie theaters for the movie releases. It was quite interesting.
From journal No Place Like L.A.