As workers put up walls between screening rooms in Danville Cinema's 8 Monday, the owners and local politicians threw dirt on a concrete floor in a mock groundbreaking.
The doors are set to open May 1. Patrons will pay about $6 for adults and $4 for child tickets to see first-run movies in stadium seating theaters with digital surround sound.
The owners plan to show closed-captioned movies and provide hearing-assistance headphones that will amplify sounds.
The eight-plex cinema is being built in the other half of the old Lowe's building, occupied by the Danville Convention Center.
Bob Mayfield and Mike Bartley, who own a six-plex in Mount Sterling, are in business with convention center owners Madar Bux, Anjum Bux, Arthur Rivard and Thomas Serey. The cinema is a separate venture.