10.19 2015

MOA Designs First-of-Its-Kind Film Center

Night View Option 2 no elkWorking with the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, MOA designed the Stanley Film Center, the world’s first horror themed museum, film archive and movie studio set. The $24 million, 43,000 sq. ft. Film Center will include multiple indoor and outdoor entertainment venues including a 500-seat auditorium, an interactive museum and discovery center, (with over 30,000 sq. ft. of program space) featuring rotating exhibits such as The Walking Dead, a 3,000 sq. ft. sound stage, classrooms and workshop spaces, and cutting-edge post-production and editing suites, all with views of Rocky Mountain National Park and located on the grounds of the iconic hotel.

Stanley Film Center02The project is part of an application for funding through the State of Colorado’s Regional Tourism Act, for which the project is seeking $11.5 million in film center generated state sales tax financing to fill a funding gap.

The Stanley Film Center has received numerous film and exhibit commitments from some of the biggest names in the genre including Charlie Aldard, creator of with The Walking Dead, 7-time academy award winner Rick Baker famous for his work on films like Men in Black, X-Men and The Nutty Professor and Director and Producer Clive Barker. It is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of film fans, industry leaders, aspiring artists and students from the around United States and world. MOA is thrilled to be a part of such a unique venture!