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rsjones2 commented about Owner puts AMC Cantera 30 up for sale on Mar 10, 2010 at 9:43 am

I’m guessing the highest grossing in that region is the River East 21…. Another AMC product.

rsjones2 commented about AMC River East 21 on Jul 13, 2009 at 11:46 am

This theater does great business, defiantly one of AMCs gems. From the AMC marque outside the theater, to the pool hall and bar located inside. It’s sad that the AMC/Loews a few blocks down can’t get anywhere near this theaters business. Chicago loves there quality, ALOT.

rsjones2 commented about Harkins Bricktown Cinemas on Jul 11, 2009 at 9:12 am

Does this theater attract more business than the AMC Quail Springs 24?

rsjones2 commented about Midnight Movie showing advice on May 12, 2009 at 6:44 pm

This idea sounds really good. I work for an AMC and we show classic films (one a week) as a way to fill some room in our megaplex. Print renting is actually sort of cheap depending on the company. Warner Bros. (Time Warner) had the cheapest prints so I would suggest hitting up Warner Bros in the opening weeks. They had some decent titles for around $1000 if you do charge $5 a ticket for your prime you should be covering the print charge quickly. On WB’s website they should have contact info for getting prints. Something that really helped our classic program take off was the timing of playing movies, for example Easter weekend we did Ten Commandments. The location should be in a easily accesible but nonethless busy and ‘good’ area of town, so a church could be good place. And of course advertise advertise advertise, give away free tickets to some people for the grand opening, email newsletter, radio, community events sponsorships, get a spot in the newspaper, websites, etc..

Now this last idea I’m going to mention is something way out of left field but after you start making a profit from this it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to get a digital slide projector, there not to expensive and they bring in advertising revenue and you could hook them up to a Internet connection and run live events (for slow weekdays) which is suppose to be the ‘next big thing’ after the 3D wave settles in. Movie Theaters can’t beat the super bowl on super Sunday, so show it. You might want to disregard my last idea I’ll completely understand if anyone thinks it’s stupid.

Good luck, and if you do get your idea going make a page for it here, I’ll defiantly like to visit. (Defiantly try to book the Wizard of Oz that was our highest grossing classic and it brought MONSTER crowds of all ages, with occasional sell out crowds. We covered that print cost in one day and that’s not including the revenue it brought to our concession stand.)

rsjones2 commented about AMC Empire 25 on May 5, 2009 at 5:59 pm

How many digital projectors does Empire currently have. From what I have read most of you seem to know exactly what your talking about, so do you think that this theater will be one of the 1st to start receiving these digital projectors from this AMC & Sony deal? Will AMC start at there most profitable places and then trickle down? Also when AMC says ‘all digital’ do they really mean every single one of their screens or will they leave around some 35mm projectors on some screens? AMC has the AMC Select program, that prides itself on independent and some art films, so what affect will this digital plan have on that program? Especially for empire 25 who doesn’t get all the mainstream films each week so they run alot of select films. Wouldn’t that force AMC to keep some 35mm projectors at the empire, if not it seems to me they would have alot of dead screens due to the fact that they don’t get all the mainstream films. Will independent film makers be willing to release in digital and print just for the sake of being able to play in AMCs (if they do mean EVERY screen digital). I understand cost wise the switch for film makers wouldn’t be so challenging but the fact of simply changing to accomadate is what I’m looking at here.

rsjones2 commented about LOOK Dine-In Cinemas Northwest Highway on May 5, 2009 at 5:32 pm

Wow! So this theater is basically a dead hole now? This is a legendary theater as the 1st megaplex, anyone know where it ranks in the Dallas area now? I know AMC has a big stake in Dallas already, so could this theater be at risk of being closed? What are the theaters that are close to it that compete significantly with the grand?

rsjones2 commented about AMC Boston Common 19 on May 3, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Can anyone tell me if this is the busiest theater in Boston? I never been to Boston but from what I read it doesn’t have as many theaters as markets it’s size has. If this isn’t the busiest one in Boston can someone tell me which one is?