Hundreds of Scientologists from across the country flowed into downtown Detroit on Sunday morning to celebrate the new church in a freshly renovated, eight-floor building at the corner of Griswold and West Jefferson.

Some attendees hailed from as far as New Jersey and Georgia, clad in suits, leather jackets and scarfs to fight off the cold weather.

Members sported wristbands to show they had been invited.  Large signs reading "DETROIT" blocked off the street view of an ornate stage, complete with security guards.

Scientology is a religion founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard in southern California and counts many Hollywood celebrities as congregants.  Here's more from the Detroit Free Press.

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