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Durango, CO: Abbey Theatre Under New Ownership, Plans to Reopen in June 2013

Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 and updated on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 2:12 PM

The former Abbey Theatre in Durango, Colorado has new owners and will reopen in June with a new name, Animas City Theatre, according to an article published in the Durango Herald:

After several months of rumor, conjecture and even a visit to the courthouse, the future of the former Abbey Theatre is now clear.

First off, it won’t be called the Abbey Theatre. New tenants Michele and Chris Redding, who opened Cuckoo’s Chicken House & Waterin’ Hole next to the theater 14 years ago, plan to open the Animas City Theatre – “The ACT” – in June.

“It’s not even like starting from scratch – it’s before scratch,” Michele Redding said Monday inside the barren space that used to be the Abbey.

Former owner Chuck Kuehn of Dos Amigos Productions lost a court battle in February to extend the lease on the Abbey from landlord Charles Bates. Kuehn had until March 15 to vacate the space and did so, taking almost everything not nailed down with him.

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