A California company is ever closer to establishing a massive new film studio in … Bastrop? After receiving initial approval by Bastrop City Council last summer, the Bastrop 552 complex now has a projected first-phase opening date of August 2023. Part of that first phase, which Austin Business Journal reports will cost $40.3 million, will include six studios, a three-story office building, mill house, warehouse, and storage units.
When we say “massive” we do indeed mean “massive.” Owned by California-based Line 204 Studios, the new Bastrop facility is actually designed to be a sort of film studio/entertainment complex hybrid. Clocking in at 546 acres, designs for the complex include a film studio with production facilities, sound stages, backlots, storage, and other ancillary spaces, as well as lodging, restaurants, event venues, and recreational facilities, according to documents filed with the City of Bastrop.