Cinema History © and Famous Film Locations
Historic Center Walking Tour
Small Group - 3 hours - Adults 18+ - From US $89 pp
Daily at 2:30 PM - By reservation only
Mexico City has a very important place in the history of cinematography, and you can travel over one century in cinema history and famous locations within its Historic Center.
This experience takes place at two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
What You Will Do
From the location of the very first movie theatre in the Americas we will take a short trip of Mexico's movie history before visiting many locations, even of Academy Award winning films, within the Historic Center.
In the late 19th century, Mexican President Porfirio Díaz became the first acting Chief of State to appear on a moving picture. The very first screening of movies in the Americas took place in 1896 at Chapultepec Castle, followed immediately with the first public showing at 'Droguería Plateros' and then, the establishment of a dedicated theatre, 'Salón Rojo.'
We will visit the locations of these two places while I share the history of movies and the Mexican influence in Hollywood through Dolores del Río and Ramón Novarro. As we arrive at the main square of town, we will visit locations of acclaimed productions like Roma, Missing, 007 Spectre, 007 License to Kill, Frida and many others.
We will be at the places visited by Denzel Washington, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Salma Hayek, Daniel Craig, Leonardo di Caprio, Jack Lemmon and many others. At the end of the experience, we will finish at the locations for sci-fi movies like Godzilla: King of Monsters and that of Mexican wrestlers of 'Lucha Libre' like Santo and Blue Demon.
Where You Will Be
At three of the main squares within the 16th century city limits, we will discover the locations of famous productions by walking on the scene, sharing stories seldom told. We will see historical sites, the site of the first dedicated movie theatre in the Americas, the Mining School Palace, the Old Customs Office of 400 years ago and many others.
What Is Included
· The experience's host and expert.
· Entrance to some private or public locations has been agreed and is fully included.
· A complimentary bottle of water or soft drink will be offered.
On this experience you will discover the origins of cinematography as an entertainment media in the Americas, see the location of the very first movie exhibit place in the Americas and where theatres were later built. Stroll past locations of famous movie franchises like 007 and Godzilla and many more individual Academy Award-winning productions. All of this only within the Historic Center and its three main plazas.
Ending Point, Facilities and Transportation
Visits do not return to the starting point. This experience ends at Plaza de Santo Domingo, close to Metrobus station República de Chile on Line 4N. Zocalo metro station is five blocks away. Uber or other cars can pick you up on #96 República de Cuba street at Domingo Santo Hotel & Restaurant. Your host will always remain with you until he makes sure everyone has the right directions and/or help for their next destination.
007 License to Kill
007 License to Kill
007 License to Kill
Things to Keep in Mind
Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.
With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.
You will always have the best available perspective.
Our tours follow the best routes possible for enjoying the experience in the shortest distance.
Our unique collection of themes sets us apart. All our topics are carefully selected for the discerning tourist.
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Any experience can be canceled at least 7 days before the experience starts for a refund minus a 20% processing charge. Rescheduling and changes can be made at least 3 days before the experience starts. Refunds are counted from the original date of purchase.
Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. All experiences include a long walk, mostly under the sun, with very few restroom stops (depending on the destination). Liquids aren't allowed inside venues, please be willing to dispose of your containers.
We begin on the dot and do not wait for missing participants. Neither you or us can be late to our next destination.
This experience goes on rain or shine, please come prepared. In case of rain, we will do our best to spend as much time as possible indoors. In case of unforeseen closures of streets or venues, we are always prepared with an equivalent or alternate route.