If you are serious about starting a movie theatre and want to learn.
#1 Start by reading all the posts and archived posts here. Also hit www.film-tech.com for primarily theatre ops technical info but lots more also.
#2 Buy the last year of Box Office and Film Journal magazine: total cost 100.00
#3 Subscribe to Box Office, Film Journal, Variety, Entertainment Weekly, Premier. Total cost 250.00 year.
#4 Join NATO and your regional theatre owner orgs. Cost 200.00 +/-
#5 attend the full Show East and Show West and your regional show.
#6 make friends with a theatre owner not near where you want to build your theatre and go visit and see what you can learn.
If you're not willing to spend a couple thousand bucks and a few months to see if you want to spend a minimum of 1/4 million and transform your life then perhaps you should think of other options.
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