:: Recent Topics - - Welcome to your Online Theatre Business Resource The Lobby - Movie Theaters All or any topics regarding theater operations from concession to projection booth to booking films. Tue, 23 May 2017 12:45:57 +0000 Kunena Forum (Joomla) /components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png :: Recent Topics en-gb Opening Microcinema in Knoxville - by: WAMKHFF Myself and some others are preparing to open a small one screen theater in Knoxville, TN. We have ran the Knoxville Horror Film Fest for 10 years and have decided to take our operation year round and expand to all kinds of cinema. We have a pretty good idea of what kind of equipment we plan to use, but we want to get some more input.Our theater will be about 2000 sq ft with around 100 seats.

Can anyone recommend the best affordable options for 4k Projectors, Decent Sound systems, popcorn poppers and theater seats.

Any information is very appreciated.

The Lobby Fri, 19 May 2017 23:45:34 +0000
credit card machine - by: Mike The Lobby Wed, 17 May 2017 18:21:38 +0000 league of historic american theatres convention - by: Mike

The League of Historic American Theatres will be in Los Angeles (July 16-19) for its Annual Conference. This is our 41st Anniversary so we are offering over 41 hours of education sessions covering marketing, fundraising, operations, film programming and case studies… all specifically for historic theatre owners, operators, volunteers and staff.

“Just a heartfelt note of thanks--the conference went so well. And it is always so helpful to get together with other historic theater operators and discuss what works and what doesn’t. Not to mention that it’s just plain fun!”
~ Randy McKay, Executive Director, Jefferson Live! (Cascade & Holly Theatres)


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The Lobby Wed, 17 May 2017 17:59:55 +0000
Drive-in theater in south America - by: vicente5000
My name is Vicente Morales

I have about 12 hectares in the mountains near the capital, and I am going to install a car cinema, and I need a laser projection and screen for this cinema, do you have any equipment?

And a equipment that can make a festival of lights in the garden of 10000 m2 of area with trees of 30 ..40 m high

Thank you for your kind help in advance

I atach the photos of place

AIRSCREEN classic 52 ft (16 m) for up to 3,000 viewers or 250 cars or AIRSCREEN classic 40 ft (12 m) for up to 1,500 viewers or 150 cars

I need Cinema with all accessories in price FOB. Please

Some one can do quotation ?

593 984599368

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Cinema Design Sat, 13 May 2017 20:38:42 +0000
Posters - by: jdbsd The Lobby Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:01:58 +0000 who were the stars we saw at Cinemacon? - by: Mike Michael Bay
Luc Besson
Jack Black
Sofia Boutella
Steve Carell
Jerrod Carmichael
Henry Cavill
John Cena
Jessica Chastain
Priyanka Chopra
George Clooney
Sofia Coppola
Alexandria Daddario
Matt Damon
Rosario Dawson
Cara Delevingne
Eugenio Derbez
Vin Diesel
Kirsten Dunst
Zac Efron
Ansel Elgort
Colin Farrell
Ray Fisher
Dave Franco
Tyrese Gibson
Karen Gillan
Emily Gordon
Al Gore
Ryan Gosling
F. Gary Gray
Jon Hamm
Goldie Hawn
Salma Hayek
Katherine Heigl
Ed Helms
Anthony Hopkins
Charlie Hunnam
Hugh Jackman
Patty Jenkins
Dwayne Johnson
Jake Johnson
Nick Jonas
Mila Kunis
Queen Latifah
David Leitch
Jared Leto
Chris Meledandri
Ezra Miller
Jason Momoa
Isabela Moner
Julianne Moore
Kumail Nanjiani
Christopher Nolan
Gary Oldman
David Oyelowo
Alexander Payne
Chris Pine
Kurt Russell
Amy Schumer
Jada Pinkett Smith
Zack Snyder
Aaron Sorkin
Charlize Theron
Justin Theroux
Brenton Thwaites
Colin Trevorrow
Denis Villeneuve
Mark Wahlberg
Naomi Watts
Edgar Wright
CinemaCon 2017 saw more celebrities
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The Lobby Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:59:26 +0000
Gentry Cinema - Auction is Scheduled for May 19 - by: lionheart
To check out the auction listing, visit: "Williams & Williams Real Estate Auction

This property does not have digital equipment, but is likely to go for a low enough price that anyone interested in operating the theater will get a great deal on the building, land, and the equipment that is in the building. There are still seats, screens, concession equipment, film projection equipment, speakers and Dolby SR sound equipment in the building.

When visiting the auction listing, be sure to check out the description and photos. Also don't overlook the "General Layout" and "Mechanical Plans" links in the "Helpful Tools & Links" block.

If anyone is interested in visiting the property, the auction company will open it to the public for viewing on May 12th.

Please pass this information along to anyone you think might be interested or who could help get the word out. I don't use much in the way of social networking or social media websites, programs or apps, so I would appreciate if you could pass the word for me. There are links on the auction site for sharing through facebook, twitter, etc. I don't use those, so your help would be sincerely appreciated.

I am hoping to get some interest going, but I suspect I'm going to lose a lot of money.

The Lobby Wed, 12 Apr 2017 02:28:01 +0000
Single-Screen First-Run Without 3 week commitment? - by: wilhelm_1976
100 year old single screen theater. Seats 225 with balcony. Fully digital. Surrounding community of 15,000.

We purchased this theater a little over a year ago and have been off and running films 7 days a week. Most films have been out for 2-3 weeks before we get them. A couple 1st runs.

Theater has been doing decent numbers. A small profit after a year.

The problem:
The terms and the schedule.

We cannot seem to get the terms we want for films. Specifically the kids movies. Disney wants a 3 week commitment for almost all their movies now. Other companies want us to run their film for 2 weeks.

Think about how well a single movie that runs for 3 weeks might do, in a small community.

Add to that, we can't seem to get the booker to get us films scheduled more than 2-3 weeks out. If people don't know what is coming...they'll just go to the next larger town over to see the film.

We need better terms and the ability to advertise what's coming!

What I am looking for, is someone to tell me if my expectations are out of whack. If I had a booker tell me that they could get me better terms and a films scheduled 6 weeks in advance.. I'd go with them in a heartbeat!

Apologies if I am preaching to the choir.

The Lobby Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:14:20 +0000