ENTERTAINMENT: The Sony Side Of the Street

ENTERTAINMENT: The Sony Side Of the Street

Visiting Southern California with the kids? Obviously no such vacation would be complete without a trip to that mecca of childhood fantasy: Sonyland!

That is the working name of a tourist attraction being planned by Sony Corp., the owner since 1989 of Columbia Pictures Entertainment. The proposed Sonyland would be a direct challenge to the theme parks of the Walt Disney Co. and MCA's Universal Studios, which serve their owners not only as profit producers but as persuasive corporate advertising as well. Sonyland will feature the products of its parent company and its motion-picture subsidiary. The opening date, location and specific...

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