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Andrew McCrea
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Has anyone ever thought about what It'd be like if they owned their own theatre chain. Not a small family chain, but one of the big boys.

What would you call your theatre chain and why?

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Dustin Mitchell
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Well, since Carmike is a combination of the owners names-Carl and Micheal Patrick, Carl and Mike, Carmike-I guess I'd do the same. My most likely business partner would be named Mike also, so it would be something like Dumike Cinemas .

Jesse Skeen
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Flawless Presentation- Or Your Money Back!

Betsie Beadling
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Haaa haaaa Dummike Cinemas!!!
Thats Funny

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Andrew McCrea
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Chain Name: "Great Thespian"
Slogan: "Isn't It Great?!"

Great is another word for famous and Thespian is another word for Player(s) so the thesaurus says!

Go figure!

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Ken Layton
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I would have my name as part of the company because presentations in my theaters would be so good that I'd be proud to have my name out in front of the public.

I would also use the word film in the company name because there would NEVER be any videos shown in my theaters.

Hence, the name of my company would be simply, "KEN LAYTON FILM SHOWS".

Evans A Criswell
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I don't know -- Criswell Cinemas would have a nice ring to it, but it would nice to have a fairly dumb name. Since North Alabama has had some dumbly named entities such as "The Mall" in Huntsville (1966-1999). I'm going to the mall -- which one? The Mall. ???
A theatre in Florence, AL was called "The New Theatre" when it opened in 1948 until it was given another name about a month after opening. Florence also had two different theatres called "Cinema", the "Cinema Theatre", which was renamed that in 1958. What was wrong with "Princess Theatre", which it was before then? There was a different theatre called the "Cinema Twin Theatres" which opened in 1973. Thank goodness the other one closed in 1966.

These examples I just gave are the dumbest names I've encountered for theatres in real life.

A good name would have a good sound to it and would be easy to remember. A good "slogan" would help, too. For a national chain, it would be good for the city or location name to not be a part of the theatre's main name, so that all theatres would have the same main identity.

How about

"Sprocket Cinemas" with a slogan "Movies delivered on a silver platter"

"Celluloid Cinemas" with slogan "Reel movies for reel people". (ugh)

"The Theatre" (see my comments about "The Mall" above -- it would make conversations awkward, which would be a conversation piece in itself).

"The Cinerarium" with slogan "Hottest movies in town!" (Look up cinerarium in the dictionary)

Other possibiliites would be to take initials of people's names involved in ownership or corporate management and anagram the collection of letters. Take Mike Campbell, the chairman for Regal Cinemas. You can rearrange his letters to spell "Embalm Pickle", so maybe they should rename themselves.

Just think, if Brad Miller started a chain, he could call it the "Ill-Bred Ram" theatres or the "Limber Lard" theatres. If Andrew McCrea, who started this thread started one, I don't think "Warmed Cancer" work too well as a theatre name. Dustin Mitchell could open a Dutch theatre with the name "Dutch Lens Limit"

Evans


Scott Norwood
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Here is the Norwood Theatre in Norwood, MA., which would be the perfect theatre for me to buy someday...

Yes, it's a real theatre and a real town, neither of which is related to me. They don't show films anymore, though. Just live stage stuff, although they apparently do have film capability.


Evans A Criswell
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It's funny. I didn't think about "Norwood". The "New Theatre" I mentioned in my earlier post (Florence, AL, 1948) was renamed the "Norwood" about a month after opening.

Scott, if you opened a theatre in Cape Cod, MA, you could rearrange your name and call it the "Cod Town Roost" theatre.

Evans

John Pytlak
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Evans: Is the software that lets you come up with those very appropriate anagrams in your head or on your hard drive?

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Evans A Criswell
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It's Wordplay 7.21, a public domain anagram program that I wrote back in 1991 and last touched in 1995. Many WWW sites that provide anagrams use my anagram engine. I never even finished version 8, which I use myself, which is about 5 times faster than version 7.21. It uses a more ingenious integer masking system, although it has a limitation of 32-character input strings, which the older version did not, with 26-bit integer masking. Such a program could be used to generate names from sets of letters (such as from collections of initials, names, or whatever).

Maybe "Regal Cinemas" could rearrange their letters to form "Carnage Smile", "Single Camera", "Carnegie Slam", "Magical Sneer", or best of all: "Slice Manager" or "Sacrilege Man", or why not "Increase Glam" or "Magi-Cleanser" (maybe a good name for FilmGuard). "Screaming Ale", "Malice Angers", "Genial Scream" -- Regal Cinemas has a lot of possibilities!

Unfortunately, "John Pytlak" doesn't. Bad combination of letters.

Evans


Dustin Mitchell
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Those were good Evans but I still prefer Dumike Cinemas .

Evans A Criswell
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I just saw "Porkys" a few night ago. How about "Mike Hunt Cinemas"?

Evans

Jim Bedford
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In order to beat the rush, how about "Chapter Eleven (or Se7en) Theatres: Leaving a neighborhood near you soon!"

Paul G. Thompson
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Evans, you didn't mention Regal's Enema. Sounds like it could be purchased from a drug store.




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