Fox Studios Australia

Fox Studios Australia

Fox Studios Australia

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Fox Studios Australia is a major movie studio located in Sydney, Australia, occupying the site of the former Sydney Showground at Moore Park. Since opening in May 1998, the studio has been involved in the production of a number of blockbusters, including The Matrix, Moulin Rouge!, Impossible II, Star Wars Episode II, Star Wars Episode III and Superman Returns.

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Located ten minutes from the Sydney city centre, the 132,000 square metre (32 acre) site includes eight stages, production offices and heavy industrial workshops, and a community of over 60 independent businesses. These businesses provide services such as equipment hire, travel and freight, casting, postproduction, and explosives/pyrotechnic factory, adjoining residential properties.

Backlot Theme Park

Fox Studios Backlot was a theme park that was purportedly based on Universal Studios in Los Angeles and Orlando as well as Disney's Hollywood Studios. It was closed at the end of 2001, the official reasons cited were the subsequent drop in domestic tourism caused by the collapse of Australian airline Ansett and the effect of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States in terms of international tourism.

An adjacent precinct provides restaurants and cafes, a retail complex, parklands, entertainment venues, and sporting facilities. The adjacent precinct was previously known as simply 'Fox Studios Entertainment Precinct', however has since been renamed 'The Entertainment Quarter' or EQ. When this area...
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