A California company is getting closer and closer to establishing a massive new film studio in … Bastrop? After receiving initial approval from Bastrop City Council last summer, the Bastrop 552 complex now has a scheduled first phase opening date of August 2023. Part of this first phase, which will cost 40.3 million dollars according to Austin Business Journal, will include six studios, a three-story office building, mill, warehouse and storage units.
When we say “massive” we mean “massive”. Owned by California-based Line 204 Studios, Bastrop’s new facility is actually designed to be something of a film / entertainment studio complex hybrid. Spanning 546 acres, the designs for the resort include a movie studio with production facilities, sound stages, backlots, storage and other ancillary spaces, as well as accommodation, restaurants, event venues and leisure facilities, according to documents filed with the City of Bastrop.