UPDATED — The fate of the Crown Uptown Theatre is in limbo.
Earlier this month, Have You Heard? reported that Uptown Management Group, which took over the theater near Douglas and Hillside in 2009, was almost $150,000 behind in state and federal taxes.
Now, the group is locked out of the theater, and it’s unclear when or if it will be let back in.
Karen Morris, whose late husband, Ted, founded the dinner theater, still owns the building. She changed the locks Monday.
Morris isn’t commenting yet.
The situation appears to be in flux.
Robert Brinkley, manager of the Uptown Management Group, couldn’t be reached for comment.
The theater’s website, which was working early today, is not online now.
The theater is between productions. “Pump Boys and Dinettes” wrapped on Sunday.
There’s a new theater group that hopes to raise enough capital to buy the Crown Uptown building and start a new company. No one with that group is talking publicly yet, either.
Look for more developments later this week.