Lowell Sun, Updated: 10/03/2013 07:20:06 AM EDT
By Hiroko Sato
DEVENS — Mike Meyers hit a big green button on the control box attached to a soundstage’s wall, and the 45-ton concrete slab began slowly sliding to the right.
Behind this massive “elephant door” — which is big enough for anything large, even a tractor trailer, to go through — is another 18,000-square-foot soundstage with the lighting grids ready to cast spotlights on Hollywood movie stars performing 45 feet below. Complete with all sorts of amenities, including a 40-gigabite fiber-optic system, the football-sized New England Studios is “like a spaceship,” Meyers, director of real-estate development for the studios, boasted during a walk-through on Wednesday.