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New Churches of Scientology Grand Openings

SCIENTOLOGY MEDIA PRODUCTIONS LAUNCHES IN HOLLYWOOD

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016

Church’s advanced, multi-platform, totally reinvented and restored motion picture and television studio launched May 28 in Hollywood delivering the message of help—unadulterated and pure—everywhere.

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ATLANTA’S SPIRIT OF FREEDOM SHINES BRIGHT AS GEORGIA’S FIRST IDEAL SCIENTOLOGY CHURCH OPENS

ATLANTA, GEORGIASATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016

With a commitment to fight drugs, crime and human rights abuse, the Church’s spiritual technology is welcomed by Southern hospitality.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY DEDICATES LANDMARK BUILDING AT SPIRITUAL HEADQUARTERS

CLEARWATER, FLORIDASUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014

More than 4,000 Scientologists gathered in downtown Clearwater, Florida, on Sunday, June 29, to mark the dedication of the landmark Coachman Building. The historic structure now stands transformed as the religious training and counseling center for more than 2,000 members comprising the ecclesiastical ministry of the Flag Land Base, the international spiritual headquarters of Scientology.

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NEW IDEAL ORG IN THE HEART OF AUSTRALIA’S HARBOR CITY

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIASATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014

On the evening of May 3, more than 2,500 Scientologists from across Australia filled Castlereagh Street to inaugurate the Harbor City’s new Church of Scientology Ideal Organization (Ideal Org).

In honor of the historic occasion, the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion and Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center, Mr. David Miscavige, traveled to Sydney to lead the dedication ceremonies.

The Church’s home, a heritage site originally constructed in 1908, overlooks Hyde Park and stands amid several of the city’s most treasured landmarks—including Town Hall, the Queen Victoria Building and Sydney Tower. The Church meticulously restored the building’s historic features, most notably the brick pilasters and bronze-glazed glass curtain that distinguish its Castlereagh façade.

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AN IDEAL ORG AT THE GATEWAY OF THE CHINESE-SPEAKING WORLD

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWANSATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2013

On Saturday, December 7, amidst a burst of confetti and beneath a cloud of balloons, a ribbon was cut on the new Church of Scientology Ideal Organization of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. More than 4,000 Scientologists and guests from across Asia and Oceania were joined by national and city dignitaries for the dedication ceremony.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY MISSION OPENS DOORS TO NEW HOME IN LOS FELIZ

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIASUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013

On Sunday, August 25, more than a thousand Scientologists and guests gathered for the grand opening of the new Church of Scientology Mission of Los Feliz. The dedication ceremony marked the completion of its newly constructed premises in the heart of Los Feliz Village.

With a growing congregation, the Mission outgrew its former building and began the search for a new home. They found an ideal location at the corner of Hillhurst Avenue and Avocado Street, where they built their new 8,000-square-foot Mission from the ground up. Its Spanish Colonial Revival design is in keeping with the prevalent architectural style in Los Feliz and neighboring Hollywood Hills. The building represents a fourfold expansion and now stands ready to accommodate the Mission’s parishioners and introduce those new to Dianetics and Scientology.

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NEW IDEAL CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY BLOOMS IN THE CITY OF ROSES

PORTLAND, OREGONSATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013

On Saturday, May 11, the Church of Scientology Portland celebrated the grand opening of their new home in the city’s historic downtown quarter. More than 2,500 Scientologists and guests joined city and state dignitaries for the dedication ceremony.

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SOUTH AFRICAN CAPITAL HERALDS NEW CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY

PRETORIA, GAUTENGSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013

On Saturday, February 23, more than a thousand Scientologists and their guests assembled to celebrate the opening of the new Church of Scientology Pretoria. National, provincial and city dignitaries as well as South African royalty joined Church officials for the dedication ceremony.

The Church’s new home stands on Stanza Bopape Street neighboring the Union Buildings, official seat of the South African government and home to the presidential offices. The campus, less than a block from Embassy Row, is comprised of five heritage homes originally constructed at the turn of the 20th century. The Church meticulously restored the Edwardian-style buildings and altogether transformed them into a 21st century Ideal Organization (Ideal Org) to accommodate an ever-growing congregation.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY CUTS RIBBON ON NEW IDEAL ORG FOR CANADA’S TECHNOLOGY TRIANGLE

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIOSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2013

More than a thousand Scientologists and their guests from across Canada and the U.S. Great Lakes region gathered on February 9, 2013, to celebrate the opening of the new Church of Scientology of Cambridge, Ontario. Joining Church officials for the dedication ceremony were national and provincial dignitaries.

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THOUSANDS CELEBRATE NEW SCIENTOLOGY CHURCH IN RENOWNED HISTORIC VILLA

PADOVA, ITALYSATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012

More than 7,000 Scientologists and their guests gathered from across Italy and Europe to celebrate the grand opening of the Church of Scientology Ideal Organization (Ideal Org) of Padova on Saturday, October 27. Church officials presided over the opening joined by national, provincial and city dignitaries.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY OPENS NATIONAL OFFICE IN D.C. LANDMARK

WASHINGTON, D.C.WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

On Wednesday, September 12, national dignitaries joined more than a thousand Scientologists and guests to celebrate the grand opening of the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C.

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RIBBON FALLS ON IDEAL CENTER OF SCIENTOLOGY FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

TEL AVIV, ISRAELTUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012

On August 21, national and city dignitaries as well as religious leaders joined Scientologists from Israel and 27 nations to celebrate the opening of the new Center of Scientology in Tel Aviv. The Center is the first Ideal Scientology Organization (Ideal Org) in the Middle East and designed to both serve the growing membership and provide Scientology-sponsored humanitarian programs throughout the region.

Located on Jerusalem Boulevard in Tel Aviv’s ancient port city of Jaffa, the Center’s new home is the historic Alhambra Theater. Originally constructed in 1937, the landmark is remembered by generations as the premier venue for the greatest names in Arab and Israeli music and theater. In the 1980s, the building was converted into a commercial center and by the first decade of the 21st century, its glory had faded.

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BAY AREA SCIENTOLOGISTS REDEDICATE IDEAL CHURCH OF LOS GATOS

LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012

On Saturday, July 28, fifteen hundred Scientologists from across the San Francisco Bay Area gathered to rededicate the Church of Scientology Los Gatos.

The ribbon cutting marked the transformation of the Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better accommodate its ever-growing congregation and to extend Church social betterment and humanitarian programs to all communities along the Santa Cruz Mountains and southwestern San Jose.

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SCIENTOLOGISTS CUT THE RIBBON ON LANDMARK BUFFALO CHURCH

BUFFALO, NEW YORKSATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012

More than a thousand Buffalo Area Scientologists gathered on Saturday, June 30, to celebrate the rededication of the Church of Scientology Buffalo.

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RIBBON FALLS ON IDEAL ORG IN THE BIRTHPLACE OF SCIENTOLOGY

PHOENIX, ARIZONASATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012

Amid a burst of confetti and a flight of balloons, the ribbon was parted on the new Church of Scientology Ideal Organization of Phoenix on Saturday, June 23. More than 1,500 Scientologists, neighbors and dignitaries joined Church officials for the dedication ceremony.

Located on the southeast corner of 44th Street and Indianola Ave, the new Church stands just a mile south of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s historic home in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. It was there in 1952 he arrived at the monumental discovery that gave birth to the Scientology religion: the isolation, identification and exteriorization of the human spirit. During the formative years of the religion, Scientologists traveled to this city from across three continents to hear Mr. Hubbard speak. He delivered over 600 lectures in Phoenix—more than in any other city in the world. These lectures, along with seminal Scientology works he authored in Phoenix, comprise a significant portion of the religion’s fundamental scripture.

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NEW IDEAL CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY FOR THE MILE-HIGH CITY

DENVER, COLORADOSATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012

On Saturday, June 16, more than a thousand Scientologists, guests, and state and city dignitaries assembled in Lower Downtown Denver to dedicate a new Church of Scientology.

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SCIENTOLOGY REBOOTS IDEAL CHURCH IN SILICON VALLEY

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012

Thousands of Bay Area Scientologists gathered on Saturday, June 9, to celebrate the rededication of the Church of Scientology Stevens Creek in San Jose.

The ceremony marked the transformation of the 57,000-square-foot Ideal Church of Scientology (Ideal Org) to better accommodate its ever-growing congregation and extend Church of Scientology humanitarian programs to all communities across Silicon Valley.

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ORANGE COUNTY WELCOMES CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY TO HISTORIC HOME

SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012

On Saturday, June 2, city and state dignitaries joined thousands of Scientologists in downtown Santa Ana to dedicate the new Church of Scientology of Orange County.

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SCIENTOLOGY CHURCH OPENS DOORS TO A TRI-STATE WELCOME

GREATER CINCINNATISATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012

The Church of Scientology Greater Cincinnati celebrated the opening of its expansive new home Saturday, February 25. The inauguration was attended by more than a thousand Scientologists and state, county and city officials.

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CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INAUGURATES NEW LANDMARK HOME IN CALIFORNIA’S CAPITAL

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIASATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2012

California’s capital celebrated the grand opening of the new Church of Scientology of Sacramento on Saturday, January 28. The dedication ceremony was attended by more than 2,500 Scientologists, guests and city, state and national officials.

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