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Texas company wants to put IMAX theater near Rupp

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Texas company wants to build an IMAX theater near Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Dallas-based Look Cinemas has an option to buy property close to the arena. The company's preliminary plans call for an IMAX theater and multiplex with 10 additional movie screens, along with an upscale restaurant.

Chris Westover, an attorney representing the company, says the development would continue the revitalization of downtown Lexington.

The deal includes relocating an 1808 home to another property. Westover says the group needs to get approval from the Board of Architectural Review to remove the historic home. It also needs approval for the overall design of the theater.

Westover says construction could begin in late 2014 if the architectural review board gives its approval.

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