experience the area’s newest attraction…
June 19, 2003
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
media is cordially invited to a “Sneak Preview” of the new Monterey
A deluxe motorcoach tour that visits many Monterey Peninsula sites used
in Hollywood movies
is an exclusive media opportunity to enjoy a shortened “highlights”
motorcoach tour for preparing your advance stories.
meet in front of the Doubletree Hotel, Downtown Monterey by 10:00 a.m.,
to board the special "Monterey Movie Tours" motorcoach.
This media tour is offered prior to a public preview event to be held
on Wednesday, June 25
Please RSVP to 831-372-6278
Contact: Wendy Brickman
“MONTEREY MOVIE TOURS” DEBUTS ON THE MONTEREY PENINSULA
27, 2003, Monterey, CA A new deluxe motorcoach tour that shows
off local sites filmed in Hollywood movies is beginning on the Monterey
Peninsula. The “Monterey Movie Tours” is a 2-1/2-hour daily trip by
deluxe motorcoach which not only takes passengers to see film locations,
but also offers live narration along with movie clips to watch on overhead
monitors on board the 32-seat luxury tour coach.
Movie Tours is owned and operated by Doug Lumsden, a Monterey native
and the owner of the award-winning Monterey Bay Scenic Tours. The daily
tours, which are set to begin June 26, 2003, will visit many of the
site locations that have been used in nearly 200 movies that have been
made on the Monterey Peninsula since 1897. It is the only tour of its
kind in the continental United States, with only one similar movie-themed
tour being offered in Hawaii.
kick off the new movie tour venture, a special Monterey Movie Tours
Premiere event is planned for Wednesday, June 25, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.,
in front of the Doubletree Hotel/Monterey Conference Center in Monterey.
Local media, dignitaries and the public are invited to attend the event,
which is co-hosted by the Monterey County Film Commission. Refreshments
will be served, movie props and posters will be on display, and movie-themed
t-shirts will be sold.
off the Monterey Peninsula as seen through Hollywood’s eyes, the Monterey
Movie Tours will visit memorable local sites in Monterey, Pacific Grove,
Pebble Beach and Carmel and share details of scenes in several well-known
movies. Reservations for the daily tours can be made by calling 831-372-6278
or email email@example.com. The
web site is www.montereymovietours.com.
love to know more about their favorite films and the actors who starred
in them," said Lumsden. "To see or stand at a location where
a favorite movie was shot or a famous actor or actress strolled is a
huge thrill for movie fans, and we look forward to sharing these experiences
with our tour guests."
in visiting film sites is so great that the Monterey County Film Commission
recently published its "On Location Movie Map of Monterey County,"
which lists 190 films shot in the region, including Play Misty for Me,
Clash By Night, Star Trek IV, A Summer Place and Rebecca. The film commission
is a non-profit organization that works with film production companies
to enhance economic impact within the county.
have been drawn to Monterey County locations for decades, finding our
locations the perfect backdrop for their shots," said Greg Robinson,
executive director of the Monterey County Film Commission. “Those taking
the Monterey Movie Tours will be able to share the visions of beauty
and diverse scenery here which continue to attract film productions."
more information or to receive a press kit, please call 831-372-6278
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