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The Death of Second Run Cinema
Topic Started: May 18 2017, 07:05 AM (106 Views)
Jolly
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Veni, vidi, vici
No more 35mm films? Netflix? Shrinking windows between cinema release and DVD release?

I think the business model may still be good, as there is nothing like seeing a movie in a theater. And the profit is made from concessions, not the movie. Fifty pounds of popcorn, oil and popcorn salt can still be had wholesale for under $45. That makes a mountain of popcorn. And fountain cokes are cheap.

Can a second run cinema be a profitable business?

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - Orwell
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Horace
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HOLY CARP!!!
Unaccountably, most people seem to enjoy leaving the house, so I guess there's a chance.
As a good person, I implore you to do as I, a good person, do. Be good. Do NOT be bad. If you see bad, end bad. End it in yourself, and end it in others. By any means necessary, the good must conquer the bad. Good people know this. Do you know this? Are you good?
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Copper
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Shortstop

A clever gimmick will fill seats, the Drive-In worked for a while.

3D and Imax had some success and still do.

Comfortable reclining seats and nice sound systems are worth something.

The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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Luke's Dad
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I saw the thing coming out of the sky
2nd run still works, but it has to be done as events, not just running a one year old movie for two weeks and having 1 person in the theater. Alamo Theaters do a nice job of it.
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Aqua Letifer
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ZOOOOOM!
Luke's Dad
May 18 2017, 07:23 AM
2nd run still works, but it has to be done as events, not just running a one year old movie for two weeks and having 1 person in the theater. Alamo Theaters do a nice job of it.
:uparrow:

Usually a whole lot can be done with an idea, so long as the application of it is strong enough. (Whole lotta money can be made off of some very boring ideas newly executed.)
I cite irreconcilable differences.
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Luke's Dad
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I saw the thing coming out of the sky
Aqua Letifer
May 18 2017, 07:30 AM
Luke's Dad
May 18 2017, 07:23 AM
2nd run still works, but it has to be done as events, not just running a one year old movie for two weeks and having 1 person in the theater. Alamo Theaters do a nice job of it.
:uparrow:

Usually a whole lot can be done with an idea, so long as the application of it is strong enough. (Whole lotta money can be made off of some very boring ideas newly executed.)
Oh man, do I have some ideas...i just need the funds...
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Copper
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Luke's Dad
May 18 2017, 07:49 AM
Aqua Letifer
May 18 2017, 07:30 AM
Luke's Dad
May 18 2017, 07:23 AM
2nd run still works, but it has to be done as events, not just running a one year old movie for two weeks and having 1 person in the theater. Alamo Theaters do a nice job of it.
:uparrow:

Usually a whole lot can be done with an idea, so long as the application of it is strong enough. (Whole lotta money can be made off of some very boring ideas newly executed.)
Oh man, do I have some ideas...i just need the funds...

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The Confederate soldier was peculiar in that he was ever ready to fight, but never ready to submit to the routine duty and discipline of the camp or the march. The soldiers were determined to be soldiers after their own notions, and do their duty, for the love of it, as they thought best. Carlton McCarthy
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Aqua Letifer
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ZOOOOOM!
Luke's Dad
May 18 2017, 07:49 AM
Aqua Letifer
May 18 2017, 07:30 AM
Luke's Dad
May 18 2017, 07:23 AM
2nd run still works, but it has to be done as events, not just running a one year old movie for two weeks and having 1 person in the theater. Alamo Theaters do a nice job of it.
:uparrow:

Usually a whole lot can be done with an idea, so long as the application of it is strong enough. (Whole lotta money can be made off of some very boring ideas newly executed.)
Oh man, do I have some ideas...i just need the funds...
Probably no better time to do that than right now, before we recess again.

...well, I mean, 1998 was a seriously good time* to do that, but we're kinda past that.



*I started college two years later. I was literally told by my high school teachers, friends' parents, campus guides and some first semester professors that we would all probably be offered jobs just for graduating. Not only did that not happen but the Great Recession hit a couple years after.

Still waitin' on those jobs.
I cite irreconcilable differences.
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Jolly
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Veni, vidi, vici
Aqua Letifer
May 18 2017, 08:19 AM
Luke's Dad
May 18 2017, 07:49 AM
Aqua Letifer
May 18 2017, 07:30 AM
Luke's Dad
May 18 2017, 07:23 AM
2nd run still works, but it has to be done as events, not just running a one year old movie for two weeks and having 1 person in the theater. Alamo Theaters do a nice job of it.
:uparrow:

Usually a whole lot can be done with an idea, so long as the application of it is strong enough. (Whole lotta money can be made off of some very boring ideas newly executed.)
Oh man, do I have some ideas...i just need the funds...
Probably no better time to do that than right now, before we recess again.

...well, I mean, 1998 was a seriously good time* to do that, but we're kinda past that.



*I started college two years later. I was literally told by my high school teachers, friends' parents, campus guides and some first semester professors that we would all probably be offered jobs just for graduating. Not only did that not happen but the Great Recession hit a couple years after.

Still waitin' on those jobs.
In terms of real dollars, you will probably earn at least 20% less than somebody who graduated when I did, in 1981. OTOH, I probably have made 20% less than somebody who graduated in the mid-60's. That's assuming same kind of work over an average work career, etc.

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - Orwell
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