Can anyone help decipher cinema b.o. records?

posted by mikechopragant on July 26, 2007 at 7:45 am

As a part of a research project I am working on I am working on a Box Office Ledger belonging to the Interstate Theater Chain, dating from the 1950’s. Partway through the ledger the weekly attendance figure changes from an overall figure to one that is broken down into different categories, A, C and P. So, for example, the entry for W/E July 3, 1954 reads


Can anyone give any help regarding the meanings of these categories A, C, and P?

Many thanks,
Mike Chopra-Gant

Comments (7)

p7350 on July 26, 2007 at 7:50 am

Just a thought but maybe A=Adults C=Children and P= Passes

JohnMessick on July 26, 2007 at 12:21 pm

sounds like thats a great thought

sgilmore on July 27, 2007 at 8:09 am

I worked for Interstate back in the 50’s and as I recall it’s Adults, children and passes. Also this breakdown helped with the concession counter figures for the week. Certain items sold better with a high children’s count.

kendemski on August 7, 2007 at 6:42 pm

It is indeed: Adult, Child, Pass

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Yep,as many B.O.R.’s I did,that would most likely be right.I wished I would have saved a few of my old ones.

TLSLOEWS on October 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm

What about S for students, Loews used to have Student Tickets with a 50 cent discount with the Loews Student Discount Card ,anybody remember them?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

We never had Senior or Student tickets and thank goodness that would be another headache at checking out.

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