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Those who like the big screen come see our curved 74 ft wide screen in Charleston SC …..Yes its a single screen…
As a 19 year old that will have theaters someday I can tell you you will need to change your thinking.
70 mm is as dead as Michael Jackson. The fact that you wont say it is irrespective of reality. You will eventually not have a choice it will be digital or nothing. This will be 10 to 15 years away but at 19 you will see the change to 100% digital. Could there be a half a dozen theaters left that do old films in 35 mm maybe. But 1st run no way.
Showmanship on the other hand can be achieved by many different ways and does not require film . I started in the bsns when I was 15 years old and Iam now 44. I have been an usher ,ast mgr,mgr ,district mgr,booker, projectionist and now theater owner. Nostalgia is great when it comes to CINEMA TREASURES (buildings) but for me film 35 mm is a pain in the ass that should have gone years ago.
I agree with most of what you say. . Other than the cost I would say goodbye to film in a heart beat. This notion that 35 mm or die drives me crazy. Digital still has a way to go in its own technology but when its perfect i will change.. Those who are stuck in the past will be the ones left behind.
I recently did a study of all screens in my ‘AREA’ that have gone digital. The study took all screens in the complex & compared to last years numbers(when they were not digital)I then took all the theaters that had no digital at all and compared. There was No difference in the % between 35 mm vs digital. So if all the theaters were up 5 % this summer the digital screens were the same 5% in 1 complex the % was lower since the digital was installed. There was one exception 3d . This is the only area were theaters with digital saw an increase over 35 mm theaters. THATS IT JUST 3D. There were 81 screens in my survey.
Ron Carson I have to disagree with a few points . I do have a 3 screen art theater so I am in the loop. My first suggestion is don’t book the theater yourself.(if you are) There is virtually no art product push in digital so print issues can not be blamed on that. (Hence the topic) There are times when I wait for a print (sony classics is the worst) but there is always plenty of other product to play. We have some of the best art grosses in the country ,but we still wait till all the “major” cities are done. This is how it has been for years. No change of late. In any bsns model it comes down to the dollars. The main concern for the indi market is the ever shrinking amount of studios.
ANY INDI THEATER THAT IS BOOKING THEMSELVES WILL HAVE PROBLEMS GETTING PRINTS. Just my opinion.
I have independent theaters and i am not worried about this at all.THIS IS YEARS AND YEARS AWAY. By then prices will be way down on equipment. It is already coming down. My city has 95 screen all majors with 12 digital screens . Most installed this year. There is no rush other than for each theater to have a 3d screen. The sky is not falling!
screen is 74 ft wide…
We believe this is the highest grossing single screen in the nation…not owned by a chain…
NORELCO- WHEN DONT WE AGREE……….
NO STUDIO HAS EVER ASKED FOR A % OF CONCESSIONS!
MUST HAVE JUST BEEN HIT BY A TRUCK……..
Moog … true cinema lovers never say the heck with it and rent dvds..
I was taught never speak ill of the dead………….
our city every theater still does ads——-9 theaters every day
THE NUMBERS WHEN IT WAS A CARMIKE WERE REALLY BAD!
SEGASK—-you are correct … The Chinese is the most famous theater (movie) in the world operating today!
This how it works——JACOBS ENT MANAGED and BOOKED the theater directly for the owner of the building for the last 14 years. Now CITY CINEMAS is renting the space and booking and running it them selves.
Jacobs still books BAM in Brooklyn.
JACOBS BOOKED THE THEATER AND MANAGED IT….. Now cc does both.But there leased .
Sad news as they are going on the cheap! City Cinemas is a Joke….. Run by JACOBS ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE LAST 14 YEARS!
The Terrace Theater is proud to announce the appointment of Joel
Schooling to Director of the new 2010 Charleston Film Festival. Joel is
a local Videographer whose work has been seen on television and in film
festivals. Joel is last years winner of the Post & Couriers 28 day film
contest “Its Just Lunch”. Joel brings a unique inside prospective to
the local film industry. Joel will start his new post this Friday, July
31 st.His office will be located at the TERRACE JAMES ISLAND THEATER.
Contact Joel -762-4247. The 2010 film festival will take place
March 11 th to 14 th 2010 at The TERRACE JAMES ISLAND & TERRACE
HIPPODROME WIDE SCREEN.