Scientologist Tom Cruise Rules Cult From New Florida Sci-Fi House of Horrors!

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May. 30 2018, Published 10:40 a.m. ET

Tom Cruise has taken the next step in his bold plan to become the supreme leader of Scientology — he's moved into a secret sanctuary within "spitting distance" of the cult's headquarters! RadarOnline.com spies have watched as the Mission: Impossible star, 55, personally directed completion of a $20 million compound in Clearwater, Florida, dubbed "The Tower of Tom." Click through the gallery to find out more.

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Tom Cruise Scientology Penthouse
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"It's the home of his galactic empire!" said Clay Irwin, who owns a bar across the street from Cruise's penthouse hideout.

Tom Cruise Scientology Penthouse
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"He's got a balcony that wraps around the building and overlooks the church," noted Irwin. "From up there, he's definitely king of the hill!"

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Tom Cruise Scientology Penthouse
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Cruise's palatial lair, which occupies the top two floors of a 10-story tower, is just 400 yards away from the Scientology Flag Building, which is open only to elite cult members.

Tom Cruise Scientology Penthouse

Cruise reportedly will become "the new grand poobah for the Church of Scientology," beside current leader David Miscavige, according to a source.

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Tom Cruise Scientology Penthouse

No expense was spared as workers labored on his lavish digs.

Tom Cruise Scientology Penthouse

After obtaining secret blueprints, Radar can reveal Cruise's hideaway features a $2 million aircraft simulator, a gym packed with $500,000 worth of equipment and a $1 million movie theater.

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An auto elevator will whisk Cruise to a private garage. From there, he'll walk across a sky-bridge into the tower.

Tom Cruise Scientology Penthouse

Inside, an elaborate foyer leads into a skylit atrium with an infinity pool overlooking Clearwater Bay.

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Tom Cruise Scientology Penthouse

There is also a suite set aside for cult training and auditing.

Tom Cruise Scientology Penthouse

Though there are other empty units in the building, Radar discovered the phone line for the sales office has been disconnected — fueling rumors Cruise will install relatives in the residence.

Tom Cruise Scientology Penthouse
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"It's a sci-fi house of horrors!" said a source. "God knows only what will happen in there!"

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