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Ramin Hashemi
Expert Film Handler

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From: Houston TX
Registered: Sep 2004

 - posted 01-23-2006 12:17 PM      Profile for Ramin Hashemi   Email Ramin Hashemi   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Given the economy, gas prices, increased cost of good sold, and reduced theatre attendance, it is hard to know how to adjust prices. Can people comment on when was the last time they adjusted prices in Box and concession?

We have not changed concession prices in about three years.

We have not changed concession prices in about two years.



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Mike Blakesley
Film God

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From: Forsyth, Montana
Registered: Jun 99

 - posted 01-23-2006 01:16 PM      Profile for Mike Blakesley   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Blakesley   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We raised our ticket price by 50 cents last year. The only complaints we have had, have been from teenagers who are stupid. However given the industry climate right now, I would advice against raising your prices unless you really need to. When we raised ours, they'd been the same for four years so we were starting to feel the crunch.

We haven't changed our concession prices since 2001.

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Monte L Fullmer
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From: Nampa, Idaho, USA
Registered: Nov 2004

 - posted 01-23-2006 01:22 PM      Profile for Monte L Fullmer   Email Monte L Fullmer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Some circuits raise their prices each year due to the increases of their expenses - overhead expenses, property

Smaller ones can stay at a more steadier level due to very low overhead.

Also, some states that raise their individual minimum wages, up goes the rates as well - as did Oregon, who right now raised their min. wage from $7.25 to $7.50 (!!!), thus up went everything...


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Timothy Eiler
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From: Litchfield , Minnesota, USA
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It has been several years since any increases even though my costs increase every year. But with a Increase in Wages last summer (Minimum went up) I am increasing tickets and on selected concession Items.

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James Pope
Film Handler

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From: world wide web, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

 - posted 01-23-2006 03:43 PM      Profile for James Pope   Author's Homepage   Email James Pope   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Being an independent we usually just match the "Big Chain" prices you don't want to have your prices to much lower because people think you a cheaper theatre for a reason, especially in the resort areas where people associate good with price. that said we do keep it lower by little bit but it cant be drastic say more than .50 on tickets

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Matt Kerekes
Film Handler

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From: Rio Rancho, NM
Registered: Oct 2004

 - posted 01-23-2006 07:02 PM      Profile for Matt Kerekes   Email Matt Kerekes   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ticket prices just went up this last Friday, and we just opened on Thanksgiving.

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Jim Ziegler
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: West Hollywood, CA
Registered: Jul 99

 - posted 01-27-2006 08:04 PM      Profile for Jim Ziegler   Email Jim Ziegler   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
We are planning some slight adjustments to concession prices due to increases in our pricing from our suppliers..

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