WICHITA — NoMar Theatre Inc. is in negotiations with Karen Morris to purchase the Crown Uptown Theatre near Douglas and Hillside.
Morris, whose late husband, Ted, founded the dinner theater, owns the building but hasn’t been running a theater in the space.
She leased the building to Crown Uptown Management until last month when she changed the locks.
Crown Uptown Management struggled financially. In early May, Have You Heard? reported that the group was almost $150,000 behind in state and federal taxes.
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NoMar Theatre Inc. is starting a capital campaign to try and buy the Crown Uptown space.
Christine Tasheff, former owner and producer of Cabaret Oldtown, is assisting in the effort.
Look for the full story from Tasheff and others involved in the deal later today..