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
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... Read More