Theater operational questions
I have some concerns about the operations of a theater and was wondering if anyone had some input.
Has anyone had any experience in adding ‘dancing lights’ to the exterior of their theater or to their marquee? If so, what equipment is required? I’m assuming there’s a main ‘brain’ to control the lights, or are they just a special type of bulb?
What is the biggest holdup in a concession line when trying to get the line through? Is it the bagging of popcorn or pouring of fountain drinks? Lack of decision makers in the line up? Would it be a good idea to turn the soda fountain machine around to allow customers to pour their own drinks once they ‘buy’ their cup from you?
Is there anyone here who knows a little about the in’s and out’s of quonset hut theatres? Are there any tricks or tips with them since they are a sheet metal building in the shape of a cut-in-half tin can? Are there any issues with heating and cooling? Ventilation? Panel repairs?
So what’s the most efficient way of heating a typical theater, of course assuming the basics (insulation, doors and windows) are normal. Are you better with forced air, or in slab heating? Oil, natural gas, or electric?