Article on how to improve movie theaters

posted by HowardBHaas on March 4, 2011 at 3:40 pm

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.

Comments (5)

telliott on March 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Sounds interesting. Tried to find the article on their web site, however only the current edition comes up.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on March 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm

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.


moviebuff82 on March 5, 2011 at 9:50 pm

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.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on March 7, 2011 at 6:26 am

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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 18, 2011 at 11:44 pm

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!!!!!!!!

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