Construction Starts in Blacksburg for New Imax Theatre - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Construction Starts in Blacksburg for New Imax Theatre

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After several months of waiting, construction is finally underway on the new imax theatre in blacksburg.
Construction workers are building the new I-MAX Theatre bowling alley and restaurant... 
Businesses in Blacksburg's First and Main shopping plaza say they can't wait to see it complete.

"We're very excited for the theatre to come in we need an anchor in this shopping center in order for it to become successful," Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Manager Wyatt Lifsey said. 
Lifsey says the Imax Theatre will help create more foot traffic, which could attract more businesses to First and Main.

Personal trainer Amy Simmons says having that extra traffic could jump start more people signing up for Anytime Fitness memberships. 
"For us it would get our name out there people would see that we're here for them for their fitness needs if they're not familiar that we're even here in the area," Simmons said.

Contractors expect the Imax Theatre to wrap up in about a year.

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