Teen Managers Make Kansas Theater a Success

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One small-town theater in Kansas would be out of business if it weren't for high school students.

It's not because they're buying the tickets - they're selling them.

Ten years ago, when a theater in Oakley, Kan. was shut down, it was a big loss for the small town.

Bruce Campbell says the man who owned the theater building offered to sell it to him and his friends. They went for it and the whole community got behind fixing the theater up.

"We put on the marquee one day: 'We're working tonight, Need help.' And 20 to 30 people would show up," Bruce recalled.

While keeping the theater open was quite an accomplishment, what they are most proud of is who they got to run it once they fixed it up.

High school teenagers now run the theater from top to bottom. They have managed the theater for the last six years for no pay, making the once failing business a big success.

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