Salt River Reservation may get IMAX theater

January 28, 2011 – 5:31 pm

The Arizona Republic reports:

An entertainment complex that could include an aquarium, IMAX theater, Ripley’s Believe it or Not and other attractions is planned for the Salt River Reservation east of Scottsdale.

The private development team behind the Odysea in the Desert project signed a lease last month for a 37.5-acre site northeast of Loop 101 and Via de Ventura for a project of more than 500,000 square feet, said Amram Knishinsky, one of the principals.

It is too early to pin down what attractions will be included but the Odysea group could unveil its full plan within three or months, he said.

“It will be a mecca for locals and tourists,” Knishinsky said.

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