TULSA - The historic Circle Cinema is gearing up to celebrate its 85th Anniversary.
The directors of the foundation will hold a ribbon cutting Monday to show off their newly renovated building.
The iconic piece of history will have an updated lobby and a completed facade reminiscent of its same look from 1952.
Directors of the foundation say its important to keep the old look because it traces back to their historical roots.
Long-time movie watcher Ed Schermerhorn is already happy with the new changes he's seeing.
"It's a boom to the area...I've seen many different faces and it's really coming alive," Schermerhorn said.
To kick start their anniversary, the Circle Cinema directors unveiled their largest movie theater on Friday.
It seats nearly 250 people.
There are a ton of events lined up for the weekend leading up to Monday's ribbon cutting. This weekend, you can catch a number of flicks and watch plenty that feature Oklahoma movie makers.
Directors believe the new theater addition and other renovations will bring in more people and new movies to the area.
"We really wanted to re-open the space. Make it functional again. Make it a gathering place again for people to come together. And we're fortunate that it's all, the dream finally come true," Executive Director of the Circle Cinema Foundation Stephanie LaFevers said.