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  • Theater progress slowed by rain

  • Thomas Construction of Osage Beach has been dealing with extended bouts of rain as it continues to make progress on the lake's newest moving theater ― Eagles' Landing 8 Cine.
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  • Thomas Construction of Osage Beach has been dealing with extended bouts of rain as it continues to make progress on the lake's newest moving theater ― Eagles' Landing 8 Cine.
    Wehrenberg Theatres announced plans last year to build a state-of-the-art, 23,283 square-foot, eight-screen facility at Eagles' Landing. Construction started during the winter, and completion is anticipated later this year. The theater will seat 1,128 moviegoers in eight all-digital auditoriums.
    According to Eagles' Landing project manager Andy Prewitt, the new theater will help make the new retail center a lake destination.
    With the opening of Route 242, motorists are able to travel easily from the west side of the lake across the Community Bridge and directly to Eagles' Landing. The development's Lake Ozark location is easily accessible from any area of the lake. Eagles' Landing is located on Highway 54 in Lake Ozark.
    In 1904, Fred Wehrenberg, a one-time blacksmith who operated a saloon/grocery/butcher shop, explored the St. Louis World's Fair and saw a simple film clip of passengers riding a train while scenery rushed by in the background. The film inspired Wehrenberg to rent a former bakery and launch the Cherokee Theatre in 1906. As customers watched silent films, Fred's nephew drummed in the background while his wife, Gertrude, played piano in the pit. The Wehrenbergs survived the Great Depression due in part to the stability of the movie industry and continued to prosper.
    Wehrenberg Theatres has remained family-owned and operated. Ron Krueger continues today as Co-CEO, cementing Wehrenberg's standing as the oldest family-owned and operated theatre circuit in the nation.

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