I'm in a town of 10,000. We opened in May of 1994 and I was shocked when September rolled around. Prior to that, we were busy everyday; however, when school started, wow. What we did then and still do to this day is schedule our hours around the school schedule. We open at 4:00 PM on school days. We do not run 9:00 PM shows if there is school the next day. If school is closed (this Friday), we open around 1:00 PM. We will also run late shows on Thursday of this week.
It's worked for us for 17 years. No complaints from customers. We're open everyday except Christmas Eve.
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