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Jonathan M. Crist
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Hershey, PA, USA
Registered: Apr 2000


 - posted 02-24-2001 10:49 PM      Profile for Jonathan M. Crist   Email Jonathan M. Crist   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Cinema Supply Co. of Millersburg Pennsylvania whose motto for over two decades has been "Everything But The Film" has announced that as of April 1, 2001 it is terminating the concession and janitorial supply side of its business.

The company was started in the 70's by Marv Troutman, who as small independent exhibitor in what was then considered the hinterlands, was unable to get regular concession supply service from the larger outfits in the Philadelphia area.

The company's niche market has always been the smaller independent operators in the mid-atlantic region. The company cites increased costs and shrinking profit margins for their decision. It is obvious that the recent wave of bankruptcies hasn't helped ...as well as the fact that the smaller independent operator is becoming as extinct as the dinosaur!


Aaron Sisemore
Flaming Ribs beat Reeses Peanut Butter Cups any day!

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From: Rockwall TX USA
Registered: Sep 1999


 - posted 02-25-2001 12:08 AM      Profile for Aaron Sisemore   Email Aaron Sisemore   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
>>"Everything But The Film"<<

The new ad slogan for TI DLP systems?

grrr....

Vive Le FILM!

Aaron

Jeff Taylor
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Chatham, NJ/East Hampton, NY
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 - posted 03-01-2001 10:57 AM      Profile for Jeff Taylor   Email Jeff Taylor   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For those of you who don't know him, Mr. Troutman has an interesting background having started out as a funeral parlor operator (well, maybe that's not too much of a stretch from movies!). I am familiar with one of his units, a 12 I belive. Biggest concession and lobby I've ever seen, and it was converted from an old discount store (he did break the floor and excavate down). He has the interesting policy of starting all shows at the same time--as I recall one at 7-7:30 and one at 9 something. Makes for an inteesting mob scene and traffic jam!

Aaron Mehocic
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From: New Castle, PA, USA
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 - posted 03-05-2001 01:56 PM      Profile for Aaron Mehocic   Email Aaron Mehocic   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Anybody know anything about Marjack, the company that bought Cinema Supply out?

Sean M. Grimes
Expert Film Handler

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From: Lunenburg, MA
Registered: Apr 2000


 - posted 03-05-2001 11:36 PM      Profile for Sean M. Grimes   Author's Homepage   Email Sean M. Grimes   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Marjack is a concession supplier for Hoyts Cinemas at least one branch there of. For there orders they are the best supplier that I have personally dealt with, but as a cinema supplier? Only time will tell



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