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The Year in Review 13 Jan 2004 23:55 #24738

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With 2003 now behind us, and the figures coming in to suggest that the industry fell short in its effort to beat last year, but only missing it by a slim margin, my question is how was it for you?

ME... it was a great year. My best box office year (in dollars) during my entire 33 years running this theatre.

The end results were as follows:
Box office gross up by 10 1/2%
Concession up by 2%
Admissions up by 2 1/2%

There was a small ticket price increase back in early June. No increase in concession prices... actually no concession price increases since 1996.

This was the first time EVER that I raised my ticket price and did NOT have a decrease in admissions.

For those of you that are new here, I am a $3.00/$2.00 moveover run in a small town of 10,000 people that is in reality a suburb in a metropolitan area with an overall population of 700,000, that has 82 screens total.
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Re: The Year in Review 14 Jan 2004 02:28 #24739

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Box Office Gross up 9%
Concessions up 5%
Admissions up 5%
Per cap went up 3 cents to $3.05.

I did not have any change in ticket or concession prices last year so I must have sold more general admits than the previous year. I am pleased with the year.
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Re: The Year in Review 01 Jan 2005 11:14 #24740

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2004 was not the year 2003 was, but was still a good year. As I reported before, 2003 was the best year I ever had in Box Office dollars, and didn't expect to see that happen again.

Here is how 2004 compared to 2003.
Box office down 8%
Concession down 6%
Admissions down 11%

Last year I reported no loss of admissions due to a price increase, but that increase had occurred in the middle of the year. This full year report shows once again that whenever you raise prices, you lose customers.

2004 still beat 2002 which was also a good year, so I'm still upbeat. I still made a decent profit and was able to continue putting money back into the theatre, so I'm happy.

How did your year compare?
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Re: The Year in Review 01 Jan 2005 18:21 #24741

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Last year I didn't have anything to compare to but now I do.

Admissions : up 10%
Boxoffice: up 20% (.50 price increase in March)
Concession: up 17%
We've been busy fixing and repairing and I think that the results reflect that.

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Re: The Year in Review 01 Jan 2005 20:01 #24742

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Our 2004 drive-in season was a fraction better than '03. 2003 was one of several consecutive record-setting years for us, so I'm not complaining at all. I'm pretty sure '04 would also have been a record setter, had our weather & film selections held up in September. They didn't, and the decrease in business balanced out the increases in our Spring/Summer attendance. That's part of what you get with the drive-in business though!
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Re: The Year in Review 02 Jan 2005 12:48 #24743

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Admissions up 2%
Concessions up 5%
B.O. gross up 3%
Per cap $3.17

Not as good as I would like, but the year-end movies were not very profitable.
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Re: The Year in Review 02 Jan 2005 17:47 #24744

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The 2004 stats are in and the national boxoffice stayed about where it was in 2003 despite an almost 8% increase in ticket prices. Or to put it another way patronage (ticket sales) dropped by 8%. PROVING ONCE AGAIN THE OLD ADAGE ..... every time you raise your ticket prices (averaged over time) your patronage drops by the same amount.

The other significant item was the number of films which grossed at least 100 million. There were 29 of them in 2003 but only 22 in 2004 - a 25% decrease. With the national gross remaining the same it means that fewer pictures took in a bigger gross ("The rollercoaster effect").
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Re: The Year in Review 03 Jan 2005 09:40 #24745

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I will let you know where we finished when we finish the year-end P&L's ...
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