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Two nongaming attractions now at Tropicana will be displayed at Luxor

19 March 2008

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Luxor is picking up two nongaming attractions from the Tropicana.

Atlanta-based Premier Exhibitions announced Tuesday it signed a 10-year agreement with the Luxor to covert 50,000 square feet of the resort's atrium level into exhibition space for "Bodies ... The Exhibition" and "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition." Both shows are now on display at the Tropicana. No dates were announced as to when the shows would be relocated.

Since last year, MGM Mirage, which owns Luxor, has been renovating the pyramid-themed resort named for the historic Egyptian city, adding several restaurants and nightclubs. Luxor President Felix Rappaport said last year the atrium level would also be remodeled.

MGM Mirage spokeswoman Jenn Michaels said Premier will remove the King Tut exhibit, the IMAX theater and the arcade to clear the atrium level for the two attractions. She said work on the area was expected to begin next month.

In a statement, Premier Exhibitions said the Titanic exhibit would include one themed bar and restaurant and a reconstruction of Titanic's bow which will use a moving lifeboat for guests to gain access to the location. Gift shops will also be included in the space.

Premier said it expects the exhibitions to open sometime this year.