Miles City students report on historic theater renovation

One stop on our summer news literacy and audio storytelling tour was at Custer County High School in Miles City. Students covered the re-opening of a historic movie theater, capturing the feel of the space by recording the sound of popcorn being made and the squeals of children waiting to see a matinee.

Students reported and collected amazing sounds for their audio story all around the city. Then they cut and edited interviews they conducted with the town’s historical experts and community members into a compelling story.

Students chose their sources and scenes carefully so their story would tell a complete story about the theater.
A highlight of the week was a behind-the-scenes tour of the theater from its new owner.