It's a new beginning for Lake Cinemas 8 in downtown Barberton as the theater opens its doors on Friday.
The theater closed earlier this year, but Neighborhood Development Services (NDS) purchased the building to keep the theater alive with an upgraded look.
Dave Vaughan, executive director of NDS, says he realized how important the theater was to the city when they decided to become the developer of the project.
"The people of Barberton are incredibly loyal to this facility," said Vaughan. "We didn't want to see it sit empty or converted into a warehouse, or any of those kinds of things."
Moviegoers will notice a few changes when they step inside the theater. The outdoor box-office has moved inside the theater and upgraded technology has made it an all-digital theater capable of showing 3-D films.
"The key of this project, though, is going to be its sustainability," said Vaughan. "When we bought the facility, there were no previous financials. So no one really knows how it does."
The marque outside the building will stay the same to keep the historical element of the facility.