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Culinary event at Warner Bros. Studios
Warner Bros. Studios transforms Prevue's Visionary Summit
into its own movie set
The idea was as brilliant as the sunny Southern California day: Start in black and white, go technicolor for
lunch and wrap it all up in a Beaux Arts screening room. We just knew our Visionary Summit at Warner Bros.
Studios would be anything but boring. The morning sessions were held in the Commissary Fine Dining room,
which can accommodate up to 200 attendees on the weekends. On this day, it was decorated with big B&W
glam shots of movie stars like Bette Davis, who had passed through this historic lot over the years.
For lunch, attendees stepped outside to Brownstone Street, a replica of old New York (the same street
where the TV show "E.R." was filmed), to a fabulous Mexican fiesta with neon table settings, miniature
pineapples filled with brilliantly colored fruit salad, a green salad with pink grapefruits and purple radishes
and a fuchsia yogurt dip for the bright orange carrots. As a special touch, the studio will customize the
marquee of the street's movie theater for groups.
Dozens of other event settings include the Warner Bros. Museum, where up to 225 can enjoy
cocktails against a backdrop of Harry Potter and Marvel costumes, the Car Museum, an ever-changing
exhibit of Batmobiles and other exotic vehicles (accommodates up to 75), and even a jungle with a lagoon
surrounded by a lush forest, the setting for the "Last Samurai" and "Invasion." Prevue's event proved how
Warner Bros. is not just for big events but equally adept at small meetings of 50.
Not to be missed is the famous 3-hour studio tour, where attendees are escorted around the facility on
comfortable golf carts, get to learn how movies and TV shows are made and see the sets up close-from
a police station to a morgue. The best way to finish the day? A photo shoot on the set of Central Perk, the
famous coffee shop from the long-running TV show, "Friends."
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