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Very true and the millions of dollars in equipment costs………..people have no clue……..thats why when i read these posts it makes me pissed off!
Ken sorry to say you have no clue what you are talking about. After everything is paid most theaters are working on a 5% to 10 % profit margin..One of the worst % out of any biz in the nation.
Ad money also goes to pay for the —loyalty programs—–
I have seen over 2,500 movies and have never been in a theater that people boo the ads. Never not even in the early days of ads in NYC. My theaters at the time were the first in NY to run the COCA COLA ads when I worked for CO. I now get complaints from patrons because I don’t run ads before the shows at the theaters I own. Times have changed…….For the most part for the better.
Same people that bitch and moan here dont go to movie theaters… Ads have been on screen since 1985..Bow tie needs to change there policy to stay on profit goals so be it.Do you guts ever write anything up beat…..
You all have no clue what it cost to operate these buildings..The electric bill alone is mind blowing every month as well as Rent & taxes,phone workers comp,phone ,liability ins,admission tax,sales tax,projection upkeep,salaries,cam charges,newspaper ads, print delivery fees, web site upkeep, cleaning, cost of goods paper products,candy ,cable, license fees,film rental,water,garbage……………………….
Its not greedy bastards—-what it takes in food $$$$$ to survive and yes make a profit…….
We do not allow outside food but dont get crazy about it—Regal by us now searches bags.
LOL—THE CHEAP SEATS——
I believe it is based on a $30.00 ticket price!
That is what there reporting to rentrak as the film rental gross.
it had a opening 4 day opening of $375,000-at the ZIEGFELD—THATS THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND IN 4 DAYS…….WOW—DOES NOT INCLUDE SUNDAYS NUMBERS
We have played some art titles day and date with on demand that have very well. This July we played SUMMER HOURS and did very well with it. I use to be afraid to play with on demand but it does not hurt us.
We do not run ads in our theaters.
I have heard this argument for 50 years, Tv will kill the movies, beta ,Vhs , laser disc will kill the movies,dvd will kill the movies , giant tv screens will kill the movies ,home video, home audio ,direct tv, dvr ….blah blah blah… Nothing will kill the movie biz……. Sorry 50 years of the same bs and it never changes!
Then why is attendance continually going up.. not cash…….Even with all the computers ,giant tv screens and todays tech no decrease in attendance.. Most people love going to the movies on this site as i read them all the time. Those who live in the past well live in the past!
Chains sucked than and most suck now—– very little change in 30 years.
Theater projection is far superior to 25 years ago and sound is amazing…Maybe no curtains but the far better seats than the 70s —80 s more than make up for it. Been in the biz since 1981.
These are the people on Cinema Treasures——
I REMEMBER WHEN TICKETS WERE $ 3.00 AND $6.00 GAS WAS .99 CENTS…..
MOVIES ARE CHEAP —NAME 2 THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR 2 HOURS THAT COST $10.00—-NOTHING! A few cheap people want to bitch those will be the ones hone alone!
I HAVE 2 THEATERS IN CHARLESTON SC
People have no clue what it cost to run a movie theater…..My single screen (yes 1 screen) needs to take in $63,000 per month to break even..I am not in a top 10 city.
NO CHANGE IN MOVIE GOING—-PEOPLE WANT TO GO OUT…