Fanny Hill to end dinner theater

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- For the second time in five years, an area business says it's ending its dinner theater.

On Wednesday, Fanny Hill said in a news release that its showroom is too small to compete with large venues in other community theaters. It plans to convert the current dinner theater on Crescent Avenue in the Town of Union to a banquet room. The current stage will stay there for specialty shows. Fanny Hill will also continue to run its restaurant. The dinner theater will continue the Elvis Show that's running right now. The show scheduled for March 2 is set to be the final live theater show produced and performed at Fanny Hill. The venue has had the shows for 35 years.

In July 2009, owner Dennis Heyde said he was shutting down the dinner theater, citing the economy and dwindling attendance. Three months later, Fanny Hill announced that the theater was making plans to continue in 2010. It also said that sales improved after it announced that the dinner theater would close. At that time, it said it needed community support to keep going.

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