New theater set to open in Oklahoma City's Bricktown

Friday, September 24th 2004, 5:50 am
By: News On 6

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.