Landmark Entertainment Group

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Landmark Entertainment Group
Private
IndustryTheme park
Entertainment
FoundedLos Angeles, California, United States[1]
(1980; 40 years ago (1980))
FounderTony Christopher
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Productstheme parks, resorts, attractions, hotels, casinos, retail, live theatre, virtual reality
Websitewww.landmarkusa.com

Landmark Entertainment Group, based in Los Angeles, California, and founded by Tony Christopher in 1980, is a global entertainment design firm that creates theme parks and attractions, live entertainment productions,[2] and virtual reality.[3] Aside from Landmark’s creation of Caesars Palace, the company is also known for producing attractions at Universal Studios including "The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man,"[4] "Jurassic Park: The Ride,"[5] and "Terminator 2 3D."

Landmark Entertainment Group is responsible for creating themed attractions in over 35 countries in five continents. The firm is responsible for concept and master plans for complete destination resorts, redevelopment areas, and for mixed-use retail and entertainment facilities. Previous projects include creating TV productions and motion pictures, original properties for animation and more.

Virtual Reality[edit]

The L.I.V.E. Centre[edit]

Announced in June 2015[6] , The Landmark Interactive Virtual Experience (L.I.V.E. Centre) is a virtual reality and augmented reality concept that will be created in a Chinese city in the summer of 2017.[7] This first 200,000 square foot installation will feature traditional theme park attractions, such as an interactive museum, virtual zoo, aquarium, live theatre, 4D theatre, and art gallery, with 30% of its experiences expected to contain virtual reality content.[8]

Pavilion Of Me™[edit]

In October 2015, Landmark announced the company’s concept of the Pavilion Of Me™(P.O.M), a daily-use in-home entertainment portal that reimagines everyday activities such as checking social media, online shopping, watching film and TV content, video chat, and playing video games into virtual reality experiences.[9]

Virtual World’s Fair[edit]

In conjunction with the Pavilion of Me™, the concept for the "Virtual World's Fair™," was also announced. Virtual World’s Fair™ is a virtual reality experience that will include real-time social interaction, entertainment, education, and shopping, just like a traditional world's fair, but designed to be used in-home rather than as a real-world travel destination.[10]

Completed Projects[edit]

Client Location Attraction Completion Date Status Source Notes
Universal Studios Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida United States May 28, 1999 operating A theme park
Universal Studios Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida United States The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man 1999 operating [11] ride
Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, Los Angeles, California United States Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time May 6, 1999 closed 2012 A 3-D/4-D film
Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, Los Angeles, California United States Jurassic Park: The Ride 1996 operating A flume ride
Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, Los Angeles, California United States King Kong Encounter June 14, 1986 closed June 1, 2008 A scene on Studio Tour
Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, Los Angeles, California United States Conan the Barbarian 1983 closed (10 year run) [12] live show
Universal Studios Hollywood Universal City, Los Angeles, California United States Ghostbusters closed A live show
Paramount Parks Hollywood, California United States James Bond 007 Licence to Thrill closed A live show
Las Vegas Hilton Hotel-Casino Las Vegas, Nevada United States Star Trek: The Experience January 1998 closed September 2008 A attraction
Las Vegas Hilton Hotel-Casino Las Vegas, Nevada United States Star Trek: Retail Experience January 1998 closed September 2008 A retail
Caesars Palace Hotel-Casino Las Vegas, Nevada United States operating A ?
Caesars Palace Hotel-Casino Las Vegas, Nevada United States Forum Shops operating A retail
The Venetian Las Vegas Hotel-Casino Las Vegas, Nevada United States operating A ?
MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel-Casino Las Vegas, Nevada United States operating A ?
Barona Group ...of Mission Indians Lakeside, California United States Barona Resort and Casino December 31, 2002 operating A ?
Sydney Harbor Casino Sydney, NSW, Australia operating A ?
The Table Bay Hotel Cape Town, South Africa May 1997 operating A ?
Sanrio Puroland Tokyo, Japan December 7, 1990 operating A theme park
Sanrio Harmonyland Oita Prefecture, Hayami District, Hiji, Fujiwara, Japan operating A theme park
Floraland Chengdu, China operating A theme park
Enchanted Kingdom Santa Rosa, Philippines October 19, 1995 operating A theme park
M&M's World Las Vegas, Nevada United States M&M Academy 1997 operating A retail
Casper's Toonztown Jakarta, Indonesia Puri Indah Mall not known A indoor theme park/retail
MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel-Casino Las Vegas, Nevada United States EFX March 23, 1995 closed A live production show
Jesus Christ Superstar Concert Tour United States closed A bus and truck touring Broadway show
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Concert Tour United States closed A
Rolling Stones Concert Tour International Bridges to Babylon Tour 1997 closed A concert tour
The Venetian Las Vegas Hotel-Casino Las Vegas, Nevada United States Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical) closed A live theatre
  • Source A is: place holder 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company History". Corporate Information. Landmark Entertainment Group. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Martin, Hugo (June 20, 2015). "At Southern California theme parks, some new twists on old rides". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Giardina, Carolyn (June 8, 2015). "Landmark Entertainment Group Entering Virtual Reality Business". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  4. ^ Clarke, Patrick (July 22, 2015). "Landmark Entertainment to Launch World's First Virtual Reality Theme Park by 2018". Fox News. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Martin, Hugo (December 7, 2011). "L.A. company to help build martial arts theme park in Chinachina". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  6. ^ Wilson, William (July 20, 2015). "Tony Christopher And Landmark Entertainment Enter A New Reality". Forbes. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  7. ^ Strange, Adario (June 10, 2015). "Virtual reality amusement park in China will include a virtual zoo". Mashable. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  8. ^ Robertson, Adi (October 26, 2015). "The Virtual World's Fair is where VR hype meets theme parks". Mashable. Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  9. ^ Roettgers, Janko (October 15, 2015). "Landmark Entertainment Is Building A Virtual Reality World's Fair". Variety Daily. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  10. ^ Martindale, Jon (October 15, 2015). "The Virtual World's Fair Will Transport You To The World's Wonders, and Disasters". Digital Trends. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  11. ^ Wilson, William. "Tony Christopher And Landmark Entertainment Enter A New Reality". Forbes.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  12. ^ Gennaway, Sam, JayBangs, Theme Park Press, 2016, pp. 43