Customers can buy unlimited raffle tickets, meaning sheer luck could play a role if interest continues to grow. The big theater has 184 seats, and the small one has 107.
Aubri Rochlitzer, who sold popcorn at the theater when she was 16, recently became the theater's new manager. The 21-year-old unpacked several boxes of newly delivered concession stand items on Friday. She said she was hopeful for the theater's future.
"It's going to be a wonderful new start to this theater," she said. "And Hugh will help with that."