Eastside 9 to reopen Thursday

A Lafayette movie theater is reopening for business Thursday.

Posted: Feb 14, 2018 4:00 PM
Updated: Feb 14, 2018 5:30 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette movie theater is reopening for business Thursday. This comes after a power outage temporarily closed the Eastside 9 theater.

As News 18 reported in January, it happened after a transformer blew and knocked out power to the building.

The building's electrical system was also damaged.

The theater is still slated for demolition in preparation for an IMAX theater.

General Manager Craig Rittenhouse said the original plan was to just keep the theater closed until construction could begin this fall, but he said corporate decided to keep it open while they finalize plans for the new building.

"Right now, they're looking at the fall, late fall, maybe around October to start the tear down," said Rittenhouse. "So they just wanted to keep this one open until then."

Crews spent Wednesday finishing up cleaning in preparation of Thursday's reopening

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