Beacon Theater hopes to open big-screen auditorium July 4

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT

Beach Theater hopes to open it's new large-screen format auditorium by around July 4.

The Georgia Theatre Extreme (GTX) auditorium will be five stories high with wall-to-wall screen that is 80 feet wide and 40 feet tall. There will be luxury seating for 360 people. It's being built at the Beacon Stadium Cinemas 10 in the Western Way Plaza, at State Road 50 and Mariner Boulevard.

The new auditorium was originally supposed to open in April, but changes to the building plans caused some permitting issues.