Lake 8 Movies

Lake 8 Movies is a community staple and cornerstone business in downtown Barberton’s art and entertainment district.

Unfortunately, the building had suffered a slow decline and the city foreclosed in 2014. At the request of the city, NDS was able to purchase the building and add several updates. The city agreed to provide NDS with CDBG funding over the next five years. NDS agreed to cover the cost of the digital conversion plus update, clean, and renovate the building with another $250,000. Lake 8 Movies is now a thriving first-run movie theater and draws 100,000 people to Barberton annually.

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