Development at Pier Park in Panama City Beach is finally getting underway with the announcement of a movie theater on the property.
Actually, it's a 16-screen, state-of-the-art, stadium-seating theater complex. The Rave Theater will be run by the same group that has the 14-screen theater at Destin Commons.
Beach Mayor Lee Sullivan says the theater announcement marks a turning point for Pier Park.
"After years of trying to explain to people why nothing was happening, what would happen and what could happen, I feel comfortable standing here before you today to tell you that this will be the first in a series of announcements that we'll be able to make and the dynamic of Pier Park will begin to take shape and it will be a beautiful thing."
Construction should get underway in the next couple months.