mikk

Little building outside Movie World

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Hello Out of interest, does anyone remember the little building outside Movie World between the Movie World car park and the Outback Spectacular car park? It was situated on Entertainment Rd between Helensvale Rd and the highway offramp (heading towards Brisbane). This one: http://www.nearmap.com/?ll=-27.909457,153.316645&z=21&t=h&nmd=20091111 In Nov 2009 and Jan 2010 it looks like it had temporary fencing around it but the car park had cars in it. By May 2010 the building was demolished, leaving just a bare patch and a car park. In the Google Maps satellite view it shows the building without temporary fencing, cars nicely parked in the car park, and even what looks like a large bin in a side part of the car park. http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ll=-27.909494,153.316644&spn=0.000857,0.001206&sll=-25.335448,135.745076&sspn=55.623725,79.013672&hnear=Oxenford+Queensland&t=h&z=20 The Google Street view shows it boarded up and surrounded with temporary fencing and a Shuttle bus probably using it as a resting place. http://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ll=-27.909395,153.316973&spn=0.000827,0.001206&sll=-25.335448,135.745076&sspn=55.623725,79.013672&hnear=Oxenford+Queensland&t=h&z=20&layer=c&cbll=-27.909395,153.316973&panoid=UQcXPPYAEvnigrTrHcA58w&cbp=12,261.18,,1,2.6 When Movie World opened I believe that it was a video rental shop, although that business didn't last long (perhaps a year or two). After that it was used as some sort of post production facility for video editing or something similar, and then perhaps later on used as the office for a CG place. Some of my information may be wrong as i'm just going from memory. A few years back I believe it was up for lease for many months and I also remember the building being quite vandalised at some stage. I presume that Village Roadshow owns that land. There must be a good reason it was demolished because otherwise the rental income would be easy money for the owner. I hope it wasn't another one of those Village Roadshow "meh just close it" moments. My theory is that the owner skimped on maintenance and security for a long time and it got so bad that in the short term it was easier just to demolish it. Anyone know why it was demolished or know anything anything else about it?

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The building was gutted by a fire whilst it was still the post production facility. It was then fenced off and subsequently demolished.

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