Living Waters Theatre closing

June 5, 2009 6:40:20 AM PDT
A southeastern Pennsylvania theater that has presented biblical-based plays for three decades will shut its doors after the 2010 season so the owner can focus on shows at two larger sites.

The Living Waters Theatre opened in 1976 as the Sight & Sound Auditorium. As its productions gained popularity, the owners - Sight & Sound Theatres - built the larger Millennium Theatre nearby. They also own a theater in Branson, Mo.

Both of Sight & Sound's Lancaster County theaters have seen declining ticket sales as the nation's economy has struggled. In February, Sight & Sound cut 40 jobs, which affected workers at Millennium and Living Waters.

The company hopes to move the 21 full-time employees from Living Waters to the Millennium Theatre.

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