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Whether you can recite every line of Annie Hall, name every Manhattan building Spider-Man has scaled, or are merely curious about where your favorite movies have been filmed, the TMC Classic Film Tours offers a chance to tour the city from a cinephile's perspective. By the time it's over, you may find yourself craving a Danish and coffee in front of Tiffany's (à la Audrey Hepburn) or compelled to take a ride on the Pelham 1-2-3 to channel Denzel Washington. One thing is for sure; you'll either leave the tour knowing a lot more about New York City and its movies than you did when you hopped on or have a thoroughly enjoyable time trying to stump the expert tour guide.

Yes, this trip through the reel New York City tour takes a cinematic tour through Manhattan, visiting more than 60 locations prominent in classic films, such as the Empire State Building (King Kong), the subway grate where Marilyn Monroe’s skirt flew up in The Seven-Year Itch (perfect for snapping pictures), Grand Central Terminal (Superman, North by Northwest), Central Park (Ghostbusters and Thanks Edison's Shorts), and the market featured in You’ve Got Mail and Manhattan. In addition to a fabulous overview of New York City film history, this three-hour bus tour offers a sightseeing tour of the best of Manhattan. As a final bonus, cinephiles can enjoy movie clips narrated by their guide throughout the tour, which also includes trivia quizzes about the sights and sounds of both Manhattan films and New York City itself. 

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The unparalleled knowledge of film history present in TCM guides brings your favorite movies to life on the streets of New York City.

New York is one of the most used cities in film and television, and has been for years. Thomas Edison, when he was first making movies, used Central Park as his backdrop, and Manhattan hasn’t stopped hosting filmmakers since. It’s challenging for the common man to know where to look to see the various locales, and even harder to get to them all on foot. But if you have a guide and bus, you can easily see the best of the best. There’s no group better at knowing classic movies, and where those movies were filmed, than Turner Classic Movies.

They’ve found fantastic guides to take you around New York in comfortable, climate-controlled tour coaches, pointing out all the various spots where the stars of Hollywood’s golden era walked and worked, giving you all the trivia, history, and secrets of New York’s starring role in film.

Additional Information

  • You’re going to get plenty of good lucks at New York landmarks, so going on this tour without a camera would just be silly.
  • Guests under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The TCM Classic Film Tour lasts approximately three hours.
  • Each tour bus is wheelchair accessible, with the wheelchair lift accommodating a lift of up to 600 pounds.
  • While you can take pictures, video and audio recordings are strictly prohibited.
  • Try to arrive at the meeting location at least 30 minutes before the tour is set to begin. This will help you get the seat you want on the bus.



51st Street and Broadway (in front of Ellen’s Stardust Diner)
New York, NY