MOORE, Oklahoma - Moore's Warren Theatre will re-open Wednesday for the first time since the deadly tornado last Monday.

Warren Theatres Founder and President Bill Warren tells News 9 his first priority is to get 200 of his employees back to work.

Even though the twister did a half-million dollars in damage, Warren says he feels fortunate it wasn't worse.

Moore Director of Economic Development Deidre Ebrey says the city is grateful for the Warren Theatre.

"They were a major component in saving lives for those who sought refuge there. It was a meeting place. It is much more than a business," Ebrey said.