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Sun Centre Studios, Pensylvania’s first purpose-built film and television production studio facility, is planning to build a US$200m (€178m, £152.9m) movie-themed attraction at its site in Aston, near Philadelphia.

Sun Centre recently filed an application with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for a 90,000sq ft (8,361sq m) indoor and outdoor themed tourist attraction and special events facility with retail, dining, live entertainment and a water fountain show.

A 175-bedroom hotel is also planned for the attraction, which will be driven by the studio experience and themed around movies and television shows filmed at Sun Centre, including the Rocky franchise sequel Creed, which features Silvester Stallone and Michael B Jordan.

Sun Centre has 40,000sq ft (3,716sq m) of sound stages and 30,000sq ft (2,787sq m) of production offices at its premises currently and the attraction would allow visitors to pull back the curtain on the filmmaking process.

"We’ve done our research and we feel ready to begin," said Jeffrey Rotwitt, CEO of Sun Centre, speaking in 2017when the idea was first mooted.

"The East Coast is ripe for this type of attraction. Our tourist attraction will have the most advanced technology in the world, not because we’re the smartest but because we started later and are only now building this."

Sun Centre is looking for US$7.5m (£5.7m, €6.7m) in tax funding from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program for the project.

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Sun Centre Studios, Pensylvania’s first purpose-built film and television production studio facility, is planning to build a US$200m (€178m, £152.9m) movie-themed attraction at its site in Aston, near Philadelphia.
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