Northeast China opens Universal Studios style theme park -5/30/05

Boasting the only world-class movie complex of its kind in China, it combines movie entertainment and tourism and drew more than 4,000 visitors for the opening. Covering an area of 300,000 square metres, the project was launched by the Changchun Film Group at a cost of 1.5 billion yuan (US$180.7 million) for the first phase of the project alone. This has now been finished and is open to tourists.

The centre resembles the Hollywood film studio and a Disneyland with its three-dimensional demonstrations of tornadoes and floods. Asia's largest 19-metre-high, 25-metre-wide 3D giant screen also gives visitors a chance to get a real close-up view of the work of movie making and movie tricks.