April 22, 2014

Kaufman Astoria Studios will build new 18,000-Square-Foot Sound Stage


The borough’s house of blockbusters is about to get bigger.

Kaufman Astoria Studios, the 94-year-old dream factory responsible for hundreds of city-made movies, will open a new 18,000-square-foot sound stage by 2016, officials said.

“We’re just trying to do as many things as we can to really grow the studio and the whole neighborhood,” President Hal Rosenbluth said. “We’re thrilled. It’s a buildup of things.”

The $20 million expansion project, called Stage N, will mark the 10th stage for the landmark studio and will grow to about the same size as Kaufman’s Stage K, which is an enclosed production studio that opened in 2010.

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