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I'm going to be a chain! 16 Jun 2011 19:09 #36498

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I just signed the purchase agreement for the Star Cinema in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. It is a six-plex that has been my biggest competitor in the past. They are all film now but part of the bank financing is to take it all digital ASAP. We're targeting the end of the month for closing (I really want to get in before fourth of July weekend).

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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 16 Jun 2011 20:22 #36499

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Congratulations!
It is great to see another small circuit start up. There are still a lot of opportunities in small and medium towns in the movie theatre business.
But, how are you doing it with digital R rated movies? Next thing you know you'll be showing 3 D movies!

Really, good luck and congratulations. You have to be at the top of your game to get a bank to carry you and help you add digital.
Good for you.

GGM
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 16 Jun 2011 22:09 #36500

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Congrats! SMART SMART SMART GOING ALL DIGITAL ASAP! Best of luck to you!
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 17 Jun 2011 10:50 #36503

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Wow! You've got quite a story, leeler. Starting as a mom & pop operation with a single screen in a tiny town, and blossoming into a chain with a multi-plex and all digital, state of the art equipment. You must be doing something right! Whatever it is, bottle it!

Congratulations!
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 17 Jun 2011 12:05 #36504

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Mongo impressed!!
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 17 Jun 2011 15:11 #36506

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I'll take a bottle leeler. Can I tell people "I knew him when". The best of luck.
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 17 Jun 2011 17:10 #36511

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thanks everyone for all of your kind words. This is going to be one helluva busy summer for me suddenly. I have so much to do I don't even know where to begin......:blink:
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 24 Jun 2011 00:22 #36551

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just got some pix
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 24 Jun 2011 19:45 #36562

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great move and congratulations!
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 24 Aug 2011 15:32 #36857

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looks like our digital install is going to be September 12-16. Our biggest auditorium is going to be 7.1 surround sound and the other five will be 5.1 surround. Our audio is going to be WAY better then it has been. All will be 3D capable (RealD) with GDC servers and NEC projectors. No 3D upcharge (we think, but we go back and forth all the time).

Now if we can just get some people to show up to see the changes. Geez it has been bad lately....
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 24 Aug 2011 17:29 #36859

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So why lose money when running a movie in 3d? $.50 to Real3d right? New silver screen? Stronger bulb? You have no close competition right?
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 25 Aug 2011 12:41 #36862

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well, that is the issue. Either lose money when I'm playing 3D or risk losing some patrons over raising the prices. We go back and forth and weigh our options the best we can. It's a little skewed in that the patrons who think we charge too much for a ticket end up coming to my single screen and telling me about it. Strange being on both sides of the fence. It might help keep 3D with a good name if we don't raise prices. With all of the video and audio upgrades we're doing if we don't raise prices we'll be heroes.....
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 13 Sep 2011 11:21 #36962

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Well, one house went digital yesterday and we are hoping to do two more today. There are enough cardboard boxes to float a battleship around there. The speakers and the LMS have yet to arrive but pretty much everything else is coming along.
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 05 Dec 2011 05:39 #37539

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Leeler,
I was just wondering what you decided on the 3d upcharge and how it is effecting your numbers. I am glad to see that you are trying to do it differently.
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Re: I'm going to be a chain! 07 Dec 2011 15:17 #37570

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we decided to do no upcharge. We can always add it in later if we find it to be too expensive. so far, it is difficult to see. If the glasses become something we have to buy then we may have to do a 'glasses' charge or something like that. time will tell. so far we have gotten many kudos for taking over and not raising prices. $7.75 adults and $5.75 kids and matinees
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