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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1630 on: December 08, 2009, 01:36:22 PM »
so going in out of context...

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1631 on: December 08, 2009, 02:09:20 PM »
The kids who were sitting and running in the middle lane of the cinema where I was watching Fantastic Mr Fox.

my pet peeve would be those kids parents. a dog can't help being a dog.

So true. Reminds me of when I have to clean theatres after shows and there are huge messes where ever kids are sitting. I always see that and think the parents need a lesson in giving their kids lessons.
Yea, if I'm in a group and someone leaves I mess I usually try to pick up what I can.

I hate litter, there's no excuse for it.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1632 on: December 08, 2009, 02:26:16 PM »
Yeah, a bit of popcorn on the floor doesn't bother me because it's understandable. But I can never see the reason for leaving cups and popcorn bags on the floor.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1633 on: December 08, 2009, 02:32:24 PM »
Yeah, a bit of popcorn on the floor doesn't bother me because it's understandable. But I can never see the reason for leaving cups and popcorn bags on the floor.

Rising ticket prices, the service charge is built into the admittance price. I don't eat or drink when I go to the movie theater.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1634 on: December 08, 2009, 02:54:47 PM »
Yeah, a bit of popcorn on the floor doesn't bother me because it's understandable. But I can never see the reason for leaving cups and popcorn bags on the floor.

Rising ticket prices, the service charge is built into the admittance price. I don't eat or drink when I go to the movie theater.

Bullshit. There are janitors at the mall, it doesn't mean I purposely throw trash on the ground. Like I said. I get that mess will happen, it's the fact that people have no respect for their surrounding environments that bothers me.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1635 on: December 08, 2009, 02:59:04 PM »
Yeah, a bit of popcorn on the floor doesn't bother me because it's understandable. But I can never see the reason for leaving cups and popcorn bags on the floor.

Rising ticket prices, the service charge is built into the admittance price. I don't eat or drink when I go to the movie theater.

Bullshit. There are janitors at the mall, it doesn't mean I purposely throw trash on the ground. Like I said. I get that mess will happen, it's the fact that people have no respect for their surrounding environments that bothers me.

Yeah, but at the mall the sanitation costs are also built in to the outrageously high prices as well.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1636 on: December 08, 2009, 03:01:52 PM »
thats why the cheapo crap malls smell so bad.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1637 on: December 08, 2009, 03:03:32 PM »
I am curious how a theater economy works Froham.

1) Do they make money on each ticket sold and if so what % is theater and what goes to distributor/studio etc?

2) Do they keep all the food profits?

3) Do they pay for the films themselves or are those sent for free?


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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1638 on: December 08, 2009, 03:25:58 PM »
I would answer but the question is addressed to Froseph.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1639 on: December 08, 2009, 03:36:33 PM »
Different theatres can wok differently, but here's the general breakdown in North America.

1) Theatres get a small percentage of a film's gross. The percentage can also change week to week. These are all very political deals and they involve what screens a film will be on and other such intricacies. Usually a theatre keeps somewhere close to 70 or 75% of first and second week gross. But sometimes it is much lower. Paramount has famously demanded their take to be up to 90% on some films in first week. Sweeney Todd is an example. Either way, even if the percentage of gross for a theatre goes up incrementally each week the gross of a film usually goes in a downward trend so they are still getting less money.

2) Bigger chains often have mote control over their snack bars, but they will often use other companies, as my theatre does, to essentially run product. In our case we use a company out of San Francisco called Pacific Concession. I don't know the details of the arrangement but my understanding is that it's somewhat split 50/50. The way I've heard it, bigger chains like AMC or Cineplex get more straight to their pockets to cover their own costs (more like 75%, though I may be wrong.)

3) From what I understand the Studios essentially cover cost of distribution, but i do believe there is a set fee to lease a print in both first and second run. That fee is apparently relatively negligible though.


What I'm saying my not be entirely correct, and it is likely not true for all theatres, but it should give you an idea of income. Keep in mind that operation costs or nothing to sneeze at for a movie theatre. There is a reason ticket prices are so high: theatres need to make money to survive and grow, and they need to raise prices to keep the profits from drowning under operation costs and studio pricing politics.

If Keith wants to add or correct I welcome him.
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