Savannah Movie Tours, Inc. will celebrate its 5th anniversary on Sunday, November 16, from 2-4 p.m., with a Hollywood-style bash at Leopold’s Ice Cream, 212 E. Broughton St. The public is invited to join in the festivities, which will feature which will feature free ice cream and cupcakes for the first 100 guests, as well as, prizes, movie trivia and more.
Partygoers will be treated to ice cream from Leopold’s and cupcakes from local bakeries. Participants will have an opportunity to test their knowledge of Savannah movie trivia by answering questions about movies filmed in the area; those who answer correctly will receive an assortment of prizes including DVDs of movies filmed in Savannah, Savannah Movie Tour caps and passes for free tours.
"I’m so thrilled with how well the Savannah Movie Tour, our inaugural tour, has been received over the past five years," says "Hollywood" Ron Higgins, founder and CEO of Savannah Movie Tours, Inc. "Savannah has such a rich movie-making history, and it is exciting to have an opportunity to tell the public all about it. The Scary Ghost tour and Foody Tour Savannah have been equally well received."
The Savannah Movie Tour, which Higgins launched in 2003, has been featured in publications including The Hollywood Reporter, The Dallas Morning News, The Miami Herald and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
Tour goers get an up close and personl glimpse of sites that have been immortalized in films, including the location of the bench scene from ‘Forrest Gump,’ the infamous Mercer House from ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ and the Six Pence Pub, which was featured in ‘Something to Talk About.’
In 2006, Higgins began offering a Scary Ghost Tour, which departs every night from Savannah’s famous Pirate’s House restaurant and stops at various haunted locales throughout downtown Savannah.
Higgins launched the widely acclaimed Foody Tour Savannah in October 2007. During the Foody Tour, patrons sample dishes at some of Savannah’s most delicious eateries while learning about the South’s rich culinary history.
"Hollywood" Ron Higgins is a filmmaker and Savannah native who has been involved in numerous movies including ‘Forrest Gump.’ ‘Training Day,’ ‘Remember The Titans’ and ‘Pearl Harbor.’ He founded Savannah Movie Tours, Inc. in 2003 to give tourists a glimpse into Savannah’s unique relationship with the film industry. Since then, he has expanded the company’s offerings to include the Scary Ghost Tour and Foody Tour Savannah. All tours are conducted on a luxury, air-conditioned bus, which is equipped with state-of-the-art LCD screens. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 912-234-3440 or visit www.savannahmovietours.com.