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Abilene church to move into old Westwood Twin Theatre building

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ABILENE, Texas - It's act two for the old Westwood Twin Theatre.

Radiant Life Church just bought the theatre on North 1st Street near Willis Street, and a $1.5 million renovation is about to begin.

"We love the idea of renovating a building versus building a new structure somewhere," said Kevin Peters, the lead pastor at Radiant Life Church. "The idea of taking an existing building that's not being used and repurposing it and giving it new life again, we just absolutely love that."

The theater opened in 1966 but closed in 2014. Radiant Life Church has been mobile, meeting at the Abilene Civic Center for the last two and a half years.

"We are so excited about being at this location, about being at this part of the city, we just know God has some big plans for this location and this facility, this building is perfect," Peters said.

Radiant Life Church hopes to move into the old theatre in about a year.

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