Some cities around the world are known for being the hub of cinema and film making. Taking a step further, famous Film Studios have integrated the lustre of films and movie making with family entertainment. The result includes exciting theme-park styled shows and rides, film shooting, and visits to top-notch shopping and restaurants…
Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad, India
Regarded as the world’s largest integrated film city and India’s only thematic film-based holiday destination, Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad brings the magic of cinema to the entire family. Spread across a sprawling 2000 acres Ramoji Film City, set up by Ramoji Group in 1996, is a dreamy celluloid journey. Certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest Film studio complex, at Ramoji Film City, a filmmaker can walk with a script and walk out with film. For the others, Ramoji Film City flung open a wonderland where 1.5 million tourists build memories every year.
Universal Studios, Hollywood, U.S.A
By far the most popular film studio in the world, the Universal Studios in Hollywood is well-known around the world for both its film studio and theme park. The Studio is located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles County, California. It is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios that is still in use. The highlights of the Park include thrilling theme park rides and shows themed around popular Hollywood movies, a real working movie studio frequented by Hollywood stars and a slew of Los Angeles’ best shops and retailers, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Meant for entertaining the whole family, Universal Studios offers the most unique cinematic experience, comparable to none.
Cinecittà, Rome, Italy
Associated with the making of movie classics such as Ben Hur, Cleopatra and La Dolce Vita, this major studio – the largest in Europe – offers the chance to walk in the footsteps of glamorous stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Built in the 1930s by Benito Mussolini and a base for renowned Italian director Federico Fellini, the studio has an exhibition called Cinecittà Shows Off, which charts cinematic history with the help of costumes, design sketches and more – while tours take you through sets such as the reconstruction of Broadway used for Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York.