Luis Alvarez, Santiago Segura and José Mota conclude a historic agreement with the Hollywood studio LIONSGATE and Parques Reunidos to open the first indoor theme park in Europe at the Bankia Príncipe Pío Grand Theater in Madrid.
- It will be a futuristic entertainment center located in the emblematic Príncipe Pío station owned by the public entity Adif and will become a cultural and entertainment icon, not only of Spain, but of Europe.
- The Hollywood studio has chosen Madrid to create 4.200m2 of experiences that will include immersive attractions of "The Hunger Games", "The Divergent" or "Mad Men".
Visitors can experience the theater in four dimensions, be part of augmented reality attractions entering the universe of "The Hunger Games" or make a trip to the past visiting the restaurants frequented by Don Draper in Mad Men with virtual reality simulators.
In addition, it will be the first time that two theme parks have been opened simultaneously in the world, one at the Bankia Príncipe Pío Grand Theater in Madrid and a second in Times Square in New York.
The inauguration of this 21st century amusement park is scheduled for November at 2019. The center, of 4.200 square meters, will be integrated into the complex of La Estación, the project led by Luis Álvarez, Santiago Segura and Jose Mota, responsible for reopening the doors of a historic station, located in the heart of the city, it is urbanistically protected and will be rehabilitated after a long period without use, in accordance with the public tender called by Adif in 2015, which was awarded in lease to the Gran Teatro Príncipe Pío.
With this initiative along with the Theater that is intended to be implemented, the process of recovery and putting into value for the city of Madrid of this emblematic railway building and that is framed within the objectives of Adif (Co-creation of value), will be completed, also fostering public-private collaboration that generates economic and cultural activity.
The project already has a municipal license and work has already begun on the rehabilitation of the building for its inauguration in 2019.
"We are convinced that it will become a cultural and entertainment icon, as it will also house the Bankia Príncipe Pío Grand Theater, a concert hall, and a terrace with views of the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Actually this was my only goal and my dream, since we got the award of the station " affirms Luis Álvarez.