Malone needs a Movie theater
Malonian

New York, NY

#21 Sep 8, 2012
I agree with anyone who is against you as I feel that you are the epitome of ignorance and liberalism.
highlighter

New York, NY

#22 Sep 9, 2012
PrettyPolly45 wrote:
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Well, the following article will give you some background that you apparently don't know or refuse to believe as well as some hard dollar numbers so you can put something together for a business plan.
http://pressrepublican.com/0100_news/x3188665...
It would have to be one of the people with money to have a movie house, they are the only ones that can get a grant that big. they are part of the click that can do that . mabe it can be added to that new motel, at taxpayers expense. the little guy cant get one, he can only work for those people, and be thankful for the little pay they get. it would be a good investment for the taxpayer , so the big guy can make bigger bucks.
rat infested

New York, NY

#23 Sep 9, 2012
your worried about punctuation and grammar on a shit sheet such as this lmfao!! yup you know what they say about opinions right
movie star

New York, NY

#24 Sep 9, 2012
i agree with rat infested. malone is washed up.
Yup

New York, NY

#25 Sep 10, 2012
rat infested wrote:
your worried about punctuation and grammar on a shit sheet such as this lmfao!! yup you know what they say about opinions right
That yours aren't worth reading?
GetReal

New York, NY

#26 Sep 10, 2012
250 high school students with no other activities to do x 8 dollars per movie admission. Lets just say HALF of them attend a movie. That's 1000 per movie. Lets say a small theater plays 4 different currently released flicks per week attracting just high school students. That's, 4000 per week. New movies are released every week. Some customers are repeat customers. This isn't counting people who go on dates and the 30+ crowd.

If that can't pay the bills, I don't know what will. Remember, we had skateland in this town, and that place was ALWAYS packed, in fact - people from other towns came to skateland.

During the last census, 14,545 citizens were counted in the township of Malone. Even if 1/4th of them used the theater, ONCE EVERY OTHER MONTH the income would be 3500+ a month. That would support a theater.

Pick up a calculator, use some common sense and do some math.
Malonian

New York, NY

#27 Sep 10, 2012
Then why don't you open it, Einstein?
hmmmmm

New York, NY

#28 Sep 10, 2012
GetReal wrote:
250 high school students with no other activities to do x 8 dollars per movie admission. Lets just say HALF of them attend a movie. That's 1000 per movie. Lets say a small theater plays 4 different currently released flicks per week attracting just high school students. That's, 4000 per week. New movies are released every week. Some customers are repeat customers. This isn't counting people who go on dates and the 30+ crowd.
If that can't pay the bills, I don't know what will. Remember, we had skateland in this town, and that place was ALWAYS packed, in fact - people from other towns came to skateland.
During the last census, 14,545 citizens were counted in the township of Malone. Even if 1/4th of them used the theater, ONCE EVERY OTHER MONTH the income would be 3500+ a month. That would support a theater.
Pick up a calculator, use some common sense and do some math.
Collect some data from theaters that are open (like Plattsburgh's or Massena's.) You number are most probably hugely optimistic. Half the students four times a week-not a chance.
hmmmmm

New York, NY

#29 Sep 10, 2012
If you can collect data that proves those numbers, go to the bank and get a loan. Then tell the rest of us "I told you so."
A Visitor

New York, NY

#30 Sep 10, 2012
Movie theaters make very little profit on admission. The real money is in the concession stand. That's why it costs $3.50 for a small bag of M&M's.
need for a movie

New York, NY

#31 Sep 11, 2012
hmmmmm wrote:
If you can collect data that proves those numbers, go to the bank and get a loan. Then tell the rest of us "I told you so."
since it is a public traded company looked up the information from cumberland head and they cleared over 200,000 last year in sales. That is with a community that is supporting 2 theaters. I would as you said get a loan but they do not give loans to middle class people even with a great business plan and you know that. so please maneely"s and monette's marshalls put a plan together
yup

New York, NY

#32 Sep 11, 2012
need for a movie wrote:
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since it is a public traded company looked up the information from cumberland head and they cleared over 200,000 last year in sales. That is with a community that is supporting 2 theaters. I would as you said get a loan but they do not give loans to middle class people even with a great business plan and you know that. so please maneely"s and monette's marshalls put a plan together
SBA does. Contact the Plattsburgh state SBDC, or whatever it's called now. Or contact the Plattsburgh/North Country Chamber. They'll guide you. Don't fall into the trap of expecting others to do what you want-do it yourself. All you're doing the other way is giving yourself a chance to complain that certain people own everything in Malone.
hmmmmm

New York, NY

#33 Sep 11, 2012
need for a movie wrote:
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since it is a public traded company looked up the information from cumberland head and they cleared over 200,000 last year in sales. That is with a community that is supporting 2 theaters. I would as you said get a loan but they do not give loans to middle class people even with a great business plan and you know that. so please maneely"s and monette's marshalls put a plan together
Where'd you find that info. My search says Cumberland 12 is owned by Eurowest Cinemas, LLC, not a public company.
Yup

New York, NY

#34 Sep 11, 2012
movie star wrote:
i agree with rat infested. malone is washed up.
And it's because of people like you. Look around. The place is crawling with trash. The whole village is trash. Low life welfare bums with pitbulls and babies and tattoos all over themselves. Are the county people blind? Or stupid? Why not just turn the whole damn county over to them. It's almost there now.

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#35 Sep 11, 2012
GetReal wrote:
250 high school students with no other activities to do x 8 dollars per movie admission. Lets just say HALF of them attend a movie. That's 1000 per movie. Lets say a small theater plays 4 different currently released flicks per week attracting just high school students. That's, 4000 per week. New movies are released every week. Some customers are repeat customers. This isn't counting people who go on dates and the 30+ crowd.
If that can't pay the bills, I don't know what will. Remember, we had skateland in this town, and that place was ALWAYS packed, in fact - people from other towns came to skateland.
During the last census, 14,545 citizens were counted in the township of Malone. Even if 1/4th of them used the theater, ONCE EVERY OTHER MONTH the income would be 3500+ a month. That would support a theater.
Pick up a calculator, use some common sense and do some math.
Do you realize that each showing can cost $500 and up? So for your example of 4 different flicks per week, that equals 28 showings minimum with one showing per day per week. At $500 a pop, that equals a rental bill of $14000 per week. Go ahead, cut it in two to $250 a showing. That brings it down to $7000 per week.

But if you have 2 showings per day per film, you double the $14000 to $28000 - PER WEEK! You need a lot of patrons to just break even.

Sorry to burst your bubble but that's the way it is.
GetReal

New York, NY

#36 Sep 12, 2012
You didn't burst anything... I was just making an example. I don't know the exact costs, but with my research I've found that one showing of a movie in a theater costs the theater about 300. Subsequent weeks the price decreases because the movie is no longer a new release. For that first showing, only 35 people would have to show up to cover the cost of the movie. Then obviously the movie goers would buy concession popcorn and soda, which is how more revenue is made.

It CAN be done and is not impossible as many of you would like to suggest.
yup

New York, NY

#37 Sep 12, 2012
GetReal wrote:
You didn't burst anything... I was just making an example. I don't know the exact costs, but with my research I've found that one showing of a movie in a theater costs the theater about 300. Subsequent weeks the price decreases because the movie is no longer a new release. For that first showing, only 35 people would have to show up to cover the cost of the movie. Then obviously the movie goers would buy concession popcorn and soda, which is how more revenue is made.
It CAN be done and is not impossible as many of you would like to suggest.
To paraphrase Nike, then just do it! You've researched it. You've gotten referrals to business advisory groups. Do it. Please stop asking me or anyone else to to. Take responsibility for yourself.
moviestar

New York, NY

#38 Sep 14, 2012
blah blah blah yup. you and your countless alter egos are full of it.you think you know everything about everything but you dont you are as useless as the welfare trash in that town
nilknraf

New York, NY

#39 Sep 14, 2012
GetReal wrote:
250 high school students with no other activities to do x 8 dollars per movie admission. Lets just say HALF of them attend a movie. That's 1000 per movie. Lets say a small theater plays 4 different currently released flicks per week attracting just high school students. That's, 4000 per week. New movies are released every week. Some customers are repeat customers. This isn't counting people who go on dates and the 30+ crowd.
If that can't pay the bills, I don't know what will. Remember, we had skateland in this town, and that place was ALWAYS packed, in fact - people from other towns came to skateland.
During the last census, 14,545 citizens were counted in the township of Malone. Even if 1/4th of them used the theater, ONCE EVERY OTHER MONTH the income would be 3500+ a month. That would support a theater.
Pick up a calculator, use some common sense and do some math.
On average, the movie's distributor receives more than half of the revenue, with the remainder kept by the movie theater. The split varies from movie to movie, and the percentage for the distributor is generally higher in early weeks. Then take into account lease or ownership of the real property, utilities, taxes, personnel, insurance, advertisment, competition from other venues, profit and other overhead expenses and the model really doesn't work in a community this size.
CUNext Tuesday

New York, NY

#40 Sep 14, 2012
GetReal wrote:
You didn't burst anything... I was just making an example. I don't know the exact costs, but with my research I've found that one showing of a movie in a theater costs the theater about 300. Subsequent weeks the price decreases because the movie is no longer a new release. For that first showing, only 35 people would have to show up to cover the cost of the movie. Then obviously the movie goers would buy concession popcorn and soda, which is how more revenue is made.
It CAN be done and is not impossible as many of you would like to suggest.
Pay no attention to the dragon in the doorway.

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