All the hype in the world can't stop the obvious from showing - the studio is
AUGUST 12, 2016 SUNSET BOULEVARD:
I visited the Scientology
Media Productions lot today three months after it opened to find exactly what
I expected: nothing. A trickle of workers, empty lots, empty backlot,
a parking garage 95% empty on the first floor. This despite unbelievable
hype that this complex would be a flurry of activity promoting the Church.
Nope, as everyone suspected it is just a big real estate rip off.
The Church bought the totally unnecessary property simply to add another gem
to its Hollywood Real Estate collection. And impress the neighbors, I
Well I'm a local and I'm not impressed.
as the document at right attests, they are begging for money AGAIN. Yes,
purchasing the buildings for about 40 million in cash they are using it as another
excuse to get money out of people for nothing at all. You don't know where
your donations go in the Church, but they certainly aren't going to go to disseminating
Scientology. Now the excuse is "We spent all that money just for the building
setup, now we need more money to do anything at all."
Main tower banner
Side entrance one empty
Main street signage
Main walkway empty
The community fought to keep the illuminated Sci logo off this tower
but they lost
One of the few workers visible - sea org
Parking garage area empty
Another skanky hired security goon - why do they always wear plaid
and why is he wearing a scarf in 85° heat?
Side lot panorama empty
Back lot panorama empty
Parking garage panorama empty