Rudyard couple re-opens Hi-Line TheatreHis father built the theater, he brought it back to life
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Rudyard couple re-opens Hi-Line Theatre
His father built the theater, he brought it back to life
The Hi-Line Theatre in Rudyard, closed since Sept. 1, 2001, will reopen at the end of this month under new ownership. Or, rather, under its original ownership.
Willard "Gus" and Ophelia Gustafson will reopen the theater on Sept. 28. Gus' father, Albin Gustafson, originally opened its doors on Dec. 15, 1949.
Asthma had made farming impossible for Albin so he sold the farm, took out a loan and built the theater, Gus said.
"It was built when I was 9, so I was raised in here," Gus said.
He used to s...