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  • Success By Design How Aesthetics Affect Your Bottom Line “Looks aren’t everything.” It wasn’t true when your mom soothingly intoned it, and it’s certainly not true for your movie theatre. With home entertainment options rapidly evolving, exhibition must play its ace: the Bigscreen Experience. ...
  • What’s On the Menu? How Concessions Signage Can Upsize Your Profits It’s a not-so-secret fact that exhibitors’ profits are in the popcorn. The idea of making anything less than the most of your concessions offerings leaves a bad taste in one’s mouth that not even ...
  • New Dimensions ShoWest Unveils The Movie Industry’s Next Big Thing “There’s no girls hanging from the ceiling, but… it’s still nice,” a conventioneer was overheard opining at ShoWest’s Fox event. Sure, last year’s gymnastic wireworks display that preceded the “Spider-Man 2” sneak peek ...
  • ShowCanada Industry Update Seminar Spans Digital Cinema, Alternative Content and Box Office Stats A panel of industry executives looked at the status of digital cinema by relaying experiences to date, investigated alternative sources of revenue and examined box office statistics at this substantial ShowCanada ...
  • Make Your Own Luck Entrepreneur Pete Luckett On How to Bring in Business The effervescent Pete Luckett, a fruit seller-turned-author, professional speaker and media personality who could be seamlessly transposed into Dickensian fiction in the role of the charming rogue, confessed that he was suffering ...
  • “Boom”ing Business Economist David K. Foot on How Generational Trends Affect Profitability He didn’t bend any spoons with his mind, but University of Toronto economics professor David K. Foot, author of “Boom, Bust & Echo: Profiting From the Demographic Shift Into the 21st ...
  • Pirates, Superstars, and Spidey ShoWest 2004 Banishes Bootleggers, Celebrates Celebs and Woos Webslingers Pirates to the left of us. Superstars to the right of us. Digital cinema all around us. Warren Beatty’s poignant reminiscences of retiring MPAA president and beloved industry leader Jack Valenti, and ...
  • Money matters Exhibitors, Manufacturers and Innovators on Alternative Revenue Sources Though the term “alternative revenue sources” has been co-opted by digital cinema proponents of late, the concept is one that should be applied regardless of the implementations of new technology. Dean Leland, director ...
  • Accentuate the “Positive” Patron Loyalty Achieved by “Positively Outrageous Customer Service” They do things big in the Lone Star State, including customer service, if Texas-based author T. Scott Gross is any indication. His supersized brand of PR not only transcends the large-living Southwest, ...
  • 21st-Century Digital Boys Industry Execs Discuss the Future of the Movie Business Moderated by Robert J. Dowling, editor-in-chief and publisher of the Hollywood Reporter, ShoWest’s discussion of what is to come in exhibition was paneled not by exhibitors or distributors but, in a sign ...

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