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      New theatre nears completion in Marquette

      The Thomas Theatre Group is almost ready to unveil a new movie theater in Marquette.

      The group began construction in early September of last year, and the building is nearing completion. The privately funded project cost just over $10 million.

      The group's president says construction has been both cost and labor intensive, but expects theatre goers will find no shortage of things to like on opening day.

      "We're looking to make a statement with not only the exterior of the building, but I think people will be blown away by what the interior of this theater will be like," said Tom Andes, president and owner. "This is a place for families and friends to come and have a good time. We're bringing a state-of-the-art facility to Marquette and Marquette County."

      The theater is located on Commerce Drive and is scheduled to open by May 16, just in time for summer.