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The tour appears to be one of only a handful like it in the U.S.

“You have to be at a site where a lot of movies have been filmed for it to work,” said Doug Lumsden, owner of Monterey Movie Tours in Monterey, Calif., one of fewer than a dozen multimedia movie tours in the United States. Besides New Orleans, such tours are also offered in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, and Savannah, Ga., Lumsden said.

One of the first movie tours opened on the Hawaiian island of Kauai in 1995. That tour, Hawaii Movie Tours, includes more than a dozen stops at such locations as Wailua Falls, where the TV show “Fantasy Island” was made, and Kapaa Town, where the 1993 Steven Spielberg-directed blockbuster “Jurassic Park” was filmed.

Lumsden said his tour takes movie lovers through Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel and Pebble Beach. Among the highlights is The Lodge at Pebble Beach, where Doris Day ran through the entry in the suspense drama, “Julie.”

Lumsden said the Rays visited California and took his tour before launching their own venture in New Orleans.

“They are really good,” he said. “They did their homework, and they really know their stuff.”

If You Go…

NEW ORLEANS MOVIE TOURS: Daily, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

RESERVE ONLINE: http://www.nolamovies.com or call 800-979-3370

PRICE: Adult tickets are $39, children ages 4-12 are $29