Article on how to improve movie theaters
posted by HowardBHaas on March 4, 2011 at 7:40 am
The March 4th, 2011 issue of “Entertainment Weekly” tackles “How to Fix the Movies”…and provides advice on how to make better movie theaters in regard to issues such as ticket prices charged, what services, i.e. drinks, meals, reserved seating, etc.
Examples provided of better movie theaters include the Academy in Portland OR, Alamo in Austin TX, AMC Mainstreet in Kansas City MO, Big Picture in Seattle WA, Cinebistro in Miami FL, Cinefamily, LA CA, Rerun Gastropub in Brooklyn NY, Theatres at Canal Place New Orleans LA.
Sounds interesting. Tried to find the article on their web site, however only the current edition comes up.
Ironic how EW thinks the way to fix movie theatres is to make them less movie theatres and more gathering places that happen to also show movies.
EW is also owned by Time Warner, which owns a studio that owns a joint venture with Viacom’s studio’s Mann Theatres. Pretty Ironic, indeed.
Ironic my @$$! That joint venture is down to 7 friggin theatres! If you cluster (the all but abandoned) Grauman’s Chinese and Mann’s Chinese 6, that makes 6 theatrs that the once mighty Mann operates. Aside from movie premieres, Mann Theatres has no weight in the theatrical exhibition world anymore. None. Nada. Zip.
edward,justin and Chris good Comments,What could I say about the Business today really wouldn’t matter to your average moviegoer,Believe it or not they were raising Hell in the 70’s when tickets were $3.00 a seat and a large drink,hold on to your laptop,were SIXTY-FIVE cents!!!!!!!!