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Iconic Gibson Amphitheater makes way for a Harry Potter attraction

MUMBAI: NBCUniversal (NBCU) is demolishing the Los Angeles theme park‘s 41-year-old site in September to make way for a Harry Potter attraction and other "improvements." As reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
 
The Gibson Amphitheater, a popular concert venue since its inauguration in 1972 as the Universal Amphitheater, will be leveled as early as October.
 
It’s been assumed for months that the iconic amphitheater would need to perish, since NBCU has been saying that its joint-venture attraction with Warner Bros. called ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ was to be constructed at the north end of the park, which is where the amphitheater is located. On Wednesday, the decision was made formal.
 
“This fall, a celebrated chapter in Los Angeles’ rich musical history will come to a close when the Gibson Amphitheater shuts its doors in September,” NBCU and Live Nation said in a release Wednesday. Live Nation leases the 6,200-seat amphitheater from NBCU.
 
Live Nation is organizing a special "finale" concert on or about 6 September (acts have yet to be announced) to celebrate the 41-year-old venue, but details still are being worked out.

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