What was once hidden and defunct now has new life. After several months of renovations, Living Drama Theatre opened in the former location of Eustis’ old two-screen movie theater. Vacant for several years, the shopping center space, tucked off U.S. Highway 441, first opened as a movie theater in 1960 and later transitioned to Florida Sunshine Opry in the 1990’s before eventually closing. In its newest incarnation, the 530-seat theater on U.S. Highway 441 will be home to live performances and classes in the performing arts. The new business is a family affair for owners Michelle and Joseph Duarte, the Mount Dora residents that operate the theater along with their daughter Victoria and sons Scott and Patrick. The Duartes are planning six to seven productions per season with local auditions. The first production was in July and the next show “The Outsiders”will be opening September 20th for two weekends of performances.”GodSpell” will follow, and later a “Back to the 80’s” show will to pay homage to the old movie theater and its patrons. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for children ages six to 12, and kids five and younger are free. Season tickets are $100 and include discounts on concerts and events and concessions at the theater. The theater will also offer dance classes starting in September, as well as drama classes starting in January 2020. Living Drama Theatre is located at 431 Plaza Drive in Eustis. Sign up for the free Mount Dora Buzz' monthly updates here.For more news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, visit the area's websiteand download the area's free mobile app.