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DAVIS, Higginsville, MO goes non-profit to meet digital challenge


THS vice-president Mike Hauser of Detroit takes us to Missouri

Mo. town rallies to help local theater survive

A western Missouri movie theater in danger of closing because it can’t afford to switch from film to digital equipment got a boost from a community that sees value in a venue that has been one of the main local entertainment options for decades.

The Davis Theatre in Higginsville, about 50 miles east of Kansas City, was a livery building before it was transformed into a grand movie theater. Fran and George Schwarzer bought the theater in 1998 when it was in danger of closing after serving as a concert venue since the 1980s. . . .

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