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Aircraft factory turns into movie studio

October 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A former aircraft factory in Long Beach is being converted into a movie production studio.The Press Telegram reports that a $375 million deal will be signed Monday paving the way for the redevelopment of the manufacturing site where Mcdonnell Douglas workers built the DC-8 Airliner.

The chairman of Long Beach Studios says the site will be the hub of a chain of movie theaters and will include 40 soundstages.

City officials expect the studio to bring in as many as 3,000 jobs.

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