At Oyster Mill Playhouse, the aging rooftop heating and air conditioning system is threatening to stage a death scene worthy of “King Lear.”
With audiences — and therefore revenues — down, there’s no money for a replacement, so managers of the not-for-profit community theater in East Pennsboro Twp. are hoping the community will donate about $25,000 to keep Oyster Mill going for another year.
“Like many other theaters, we are having our financial problems,” said Howard Hurwitz, vice president of the 91-seat theater’s board of directors. “This year has been kind of a bad year. We just haven’t been getting the attendance. We used to sell out on opening nights, but now we are lucky if we get the theater half-full.”
Looks like Carmike is heading across Route 100 to Upland Square shopping center. Frankly, I would rather see Upland Square get filled up before we build another shopping center on the same intersection. By the way, I would really like to see Pottstown Plaza get filled up!!!
Read the entire story from my good buddy Joe Zlomek over at the Sanatoga Post: