I Was A VIP At Warner Bros Studio

I didn’t know it was possible, but this week keeps on getting better, once again thanks to my incredible cousin Karen. I thought it was fun having my name on a list, but this was even better.

Yesterday we pulled up to the Warner Bros studio security gate to pick up Karen after work. She was kind enough to let us drive her to work in the morning and then pick her up at the end of the day, allowing us a day with her car. So, we pulled right up to the gate and announced we were there to pick up Karen. The guard pulled out his list, looked us straight in the eyes, smiled and said, “Sorry, you’re not on the list, you’ll have to turn around and park out there on the street with all the other peasants.” (I paraphrased a bit, maybe even added a few words).

Today was totally different.

We pulled up to the gate and not only were we on the list at another major studio, we had passes with our names on them!

warner bros studio

So, that was that, we were on the lot, free to walk around. We watched the trolleys go by with all the people who had paid for the Warner Bros tour, and sometimes they stopped along side us and we could hear what they were saying. Mostly we didn’t need to hear the words.

We could recognize the church from Back to the Future.

warner bros studio

And the brownstones from Friends:

warner bros studio back lot

Plus the sets from so many movies:

warner bros studio subway
LA -Warner Bros sets

Then we walked past some of the 100+ sound stages, many with names on the building, others with labeled parking spots. We are so star struck, we were excited to see the parking spots for the Big Bang Theory, even though they don’t film that show in July.

warner bros studio big bang theory

Then we got to eat where the stars eat, in the Warner Bros Commissary. I could tell you a list of the famous people who were there, but it is much better to leave it to your imagination – or I could ‘fess up to the fact that by the time we got there it was nearly closing time and practically empty. Choose your version of the story.

Have you been to a studio? What’s your favorite Warner Bros show?

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When I met my hubby he was looking for a traveling companion. Together we have moved to New Zealand and visited over 42 countries, most with our now teenage girls. Things rarely go as planned, and generally we have an amusing tale to tell. That's what Laugh Quotes is about - the fun side of our adventures and our expat life.


  1. Wow! This is so cool for us “old” movie buffs! I am totally #Jealous! Hope you can do for something for your sister, as this was a major coup! Thanks for sahring!

  2. Looks awesome people always say the sets look a lot smaller in real life.
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  3. First class visitor pass – can’t beat that!!!

  4. The Back to the Future church is still there? That’s amazing. What a wonderful experience.

  5. Glad you had a great time in Hollyweird.

    Have a fabulous day. :)
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  6. Sounds like you all had a great time! I remember touring the Hollywood lots when I was a kid, and would love to go back especially as a VIP!

  7. That sounds like a lot of fun. Erica and I are trying to remember a church from Back to the Future. Is this from Back to the Future two when Lorraine married Biff?


  8. Elise Fallson says:

    It’s so nice to get vip treatment. Looks like you guys had a great time! :)

  9. It’s not possible for me to be any more jealous than I am this very moment.



  10. Amazing! You must have felt like an actress in a movie!I really like these scenes, they all look amazing and remind you on some legendary movie experiences and great moments!
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