/News 09.12.15


The Southern Hemisphere’s largest sound stage with a footprint in excess of 47,000 square feet (with an internal build area of over 40,000 sq ft) is due to be completed at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast in mid 2016.

The Queensland Government, Screen Queensland, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and City of Gold Coast have partnered with Village Roadshow Studios to build the super stage as a venue for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and provide a major drawcard for international blockbuster films.

Village Roadshow Studios has had a stellar 24 months with Universal Pictures’ Unbroken, Village Roadshow Pictures and New Line Cinemas’ San Andreas, Walt Disney Studios’ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – all utilising the studios’ world-class facilities and this trend is continuing with Columbia Pictures’ The Shallows, Legendary Pictures’ and Warner Bros. Pictures’Kong: Skull Island and Arclight Films’ The Nest 3D currently in production at the Studios. Marvel Studios has also announced Thor: Ragnarok will film at Village Roadshow Studios in mid-2016.

Village Roadshow Studios President, Lynne Benzie said “sound stage 9 will provide an ongoing legacy for the Gold Coast as an all-purpose venue as well as enhancing the film and television industry in Queensland”.

“With the addition of the new stage 9, and three water tanks Village Roadshow Studios cements its position as a world-class production facility holding huge appeal for productions,” she said.

“We are aiming to have stage 9 completed in mid-2016 which would enable productions to utilise the facilities prior to it being used as a venue for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.”

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Lynne Benzie