OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The opening of one of Bricktown's most eagerly awaited attractions is just a week away.
A 16-screen theater that Oklahoma City merchants hope will make the entertainment district a seven-day-a-week destination opens October 1st.
Projections by Arizona-based Harkins Theatres indicate the $13-million Bricktown Harkins 16 will draw 1.1-million visitors a year.
A theater has been heralded as the answer to the district's slow days since it was proposed eight years ago.
Developer Randy Hogan thinks the complex will be a big boost to the old warehouse district.
The Harkins theater has 16 screens instead of the 24 first envisioned by Hogan. It also features a daycare center and a 600-seat Cine Capri auditorium instead of an IMAX cinema.