Cinema theme park project gains momentum near Rome

Posted | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Work on Cinecitta World, Rome's off-again-on-again cinema-themed amusement park, has finally entered the home stretch, and organizers say it is "almost certain" the theme park will open in the first half of next year. The $700 million park is being built just south of Rome on an expansive site originally used by famed producer Dino De Laurentiis for studios built to rival Rome's storied Cinecitta Studios starting in the 1960s.

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