Universal Studios to reopen in Los Angeles

February 4th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Universal StudiosThe official said that Universal Studios , one of the most popular Los Angeles tourist attraction will reopen to the public this year. After a four-acre blaze at the site broke out last June, which damaged facilities including a mock town square featured in ‘Back to the Future’ and an alleyway made famous in 1973’s Oscar-winner ‘The Sting.’

The fire also accounted for a New York City streetscape used in television shows including ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘NYPD Blue,’ as well as a building housing a mechanical King Kong that formed part of the studio’s popular tram tour.

One of the studio officials said rebuilt locations would open mid-summer, including ‘Back to the Future’s’ Courthouse Square and a New York Street.

New backlot scenes will include a gas station, firehouse, London Street and a modern urban cityscape that Universal officials said would be the largest modern urban back lot shooting location in Los Angeles.

As for the some other sets in the area are yet under construction and are expected to open next year.

Most of the Universal Studios backlot was unharmed by the fire, including the ‘War of the Worlds’ set, ‘Psycho’s’ Bates Motel and house and ‘Desperate Housewives’ Wisteria Lane.

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