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Coronavirus: Old Log Theatre won't reopen until 2021

It's the state's oldest professional theater.

Minnesota's oldest professional theater won't reopen until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Old Log Theatre, located in Greenwood near Lake Minnetonka, has been closed since March 16, and had hoped to reopen this fall. 

But this week, the theater posted on Facebook saying after meeting with the Minnesota Department of Health, it has decided to not reopen until next year. 

"This difficult decision was made with consideration for the health and safety of Old Log Theatre’s artists, audience members and staff," the post said. 

The theater will announce performances for 2021 later this year and will be based on health and safety guidance that's available at that time. 

Owners Greg and Marissa Frankenfield thanked people for their patronage and encouraged people to visit the Cast & Cru restaurant for dinner Wednesdays-Saturdays.

Old Log Theatre isn't the only theater in Minnesota that's delaying performances due to the pandemic. The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Children's Theater Company and more have postponed shows until 2021 due to the pandemic and guidance from the state. 

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