Choosing Movies to Show at the Theater

There are thousands if not millions of movies in the world today that one can watch to get a clear understanding of the things that happen around the world. However, a a movie theater owner, you need to consider a number of factors before you decide to show a particular movie. Remember that the success of your business is based on the number of people who attend your events.

So, I will give you some tips on how to choose which movie to show in your theater at a particular day.

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Movie Current Rating

There is a method that is used to rate movies in the world today. Some of the factors that are consider include storyline, characters, and length. The ratings are posted on websites for all to see. You should access the site periodically to know the top rated sites in the world today. Show such movies if you want to garner more viewers and make money.

Target Viewers

By now you should have information on the demographics or type of viewers who come to the theater at various times of the week. Based on this fact, you should choose movies that resonate with the target viewers. For instance, if most of the people who come are children, go for comic, animation and cartoon based movies.

Finally, make sure that you stick to the prices that you post in your website if you want to gain credibility in the market.

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Marketing your Theater Online

The internet is not only an ideal marketing platform for conventional businesses but also theaters that want to make money and compete with other theater companies. Today, I will go an extra mile and give you some marketing tips that you can use to popularize your theater by using the internet.

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Get into Social Media

If you are not already into social media, it is the high time that you registered and started using the platform to reach out to customers. Hence, come up with a marketing campaign that is directly related to your theater and post in on Facebook or Twitter. If you have a website, you can provide links to that site to generate more traffic.

Get a Blog

Blogging is new way of marketing services by using content. However, the blog has to be professional and well managed, so consider hiring a blogger to update content on your behalf as you go about other daily chores. One pro of having a blog is that once it is up and running, you will pay any extra fees apart from paying the blogger.

Email Marketing

This is a bit complicated as you have to have email addresses of all the people that you want to reach. Hence, you need to first come up with a way of collecting the addresses. One of the strategies that most companies use to get emails is to request their website visitors to provide email addresses in order to receive an offer.

Use these tips if you want to attract more customers to your theater. The same tactics are used by moving companies that target residential and corporate clients across the globe.

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Tips for Establishing a Theater

If you are planning to establish a theater in your locality, I must commend you as this is a brilliant idea of not only making money but also showing other people’s talents to the world. There are hundreds if not thousands of theaters in the world today, but still competition among them is pretty low. This is a clear indication of the fact that the people are in dire need for fresh content.

Here are some tips of establishing a theater.

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Space

You need to have enough space to host all your clients at any given point and time. Renting a conference hall that is currently not been used and renovating it is one of the most plausible things to do if you are on a tight budget. However, if you have enough cash, you can purchase a piece of land and construct a state of the art theater that stands our from the rest to achieve your investment objectives.

Consider the Cost

It is imperative to know the total cost of the whole investment beforehand. With this information, you will get to know if you need to seek assistance from a bank or a individual lender, or you have enough cash to see through the project to the end.

Finally, you need to know the target audience. These are the people who are most likely going to come to your events and pay the entrance fee. Then, start marketing it even before you launch it.

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Famous Theatres

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Anybody who has shown an interest in theatre and productions knows how magnificent a theater can actually be. There is a lot of work that goes into making a theater or concert hall look regal. We’ve taken the time to compile some amazing theaters around that will impress you time and again. Some of these establishments also have a lot of historical significance attached to them as well. Read on for more information!

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Harlem Globe Theater

If you have ever done any research on plays or playwriting, you are probably aware of the name William Shakespeare. This literary heavyweight is best known for legendary plays such as “Hamlet,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “Macbeth.” These are all famous tragedies. However, Shakespeare also became famous for his comedies, such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Taming of the Shrew.” What is fascinating about all of these plays is that Shakespeare had them performed at the famous Harlem Globe Theater in Stratford, England. It originally was indoors until it burned down. After that it was an open air theater.

Royal Albert Hall

This grand hall can also be found in England. While originally meant for royal performances, this venue now houses all kinds of entertainment for the general public. Here, you can see hundreds of different kinds of acts, from Paul McCartney to Joe Bonamassa. If you take a look inside, you’ll see that the venue is absolutely splendid. Try taking a look at the stage from the balcony if you get a chance!

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Getting the Right Crew

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If you have ever run some sort of theatre production before, you know how important it is to hire the right kind of crew. A production should run like a well oiled machine. It is easy to think of the production to just consist of the actors and (maybe) the pit orchestra. However, there are so many other factors at play (sorry for the pun) when you are running a performance. You need to worry about the costume department. You need to worry about the people maintaining the set. You need to worry about the person running all of the cues for sound effects.

Because there are so many things at stake when you are running a production, it is of paramount importance to get a great crew. This post is intended to give you some pointers on how to select a crew. Read on for all of the details!

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What to look for

When I am hiring a crew, I am just as meticulous in the interview process as I would be in the audition process for actors. It’s very difficult to come across good crew members, so you need to make sure that you are extra scrupulous when it comes to hiring them. Obviously, I look for people with a good work ethic. However, you also want people who are good at solving problems under pressure. If something goes wrong, you want your crew members to be able to fix it in a short amount of time.

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What Kind of Venue?

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We know that in order to have a successful production, you need to make sure that the vibe is perfect. There are so many things that go into cultivating the vibe. Obviously, the actors and actresses make a huge difference. However, the smaller things make an even more noticeable impact. For example. the set is of paramount importance when you are curating a musical or play. Attention to detail is necessary if you want to be able impress a crowd and have them be taken in by your performance. However, there is one thing that is perhaps the most important part of running your production. That thing is the venue. The kind of venue can totally change the vibe and energy of your performance. Read on to find our more information about getting the right venue for your production.

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Size

You’ll need to consider the projected size of your production before picking a venue. If you are a small time company, then it might be more advantageous for you to pick a smaller venue. One thing you want to ensure is that the house will be packed on the day of your show. Of course, you can influence this by how well you promote. That being said, it is unreasonable for a small time company to think it can sell out a house that seats two thousand. If you correctly choose what kind of venue you are going to book, then you put all of the variables in your hand as far as energy is concerned.

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Picking the Right Musical

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If you are a director or producer and are looking to put on a show, you already know that you are in for a lot of work. Rehearsing, performing, and executing a production may be one of the most time and labor intensive things out there. There are so many variables to figure out on the logistics end that many people give up before they even pick a musical to perform. However, say that you have gotten past that point. Say that you have figured out where you can rehearse. Say that you’ve figured out who can make your set and do your costumes. Say you even have a venue for the production (by the way, congratulations on making it this far. this is a huge accomplishment). Now it is time for you to pick what musical you are going to do. There are plenty of great ones out there, and we know that there is a lot of pressure to make sure you’re doing the one that is best for you. However, don’t worry. We’ve come up with some pointers on how to pick the musical that will be a smashing hit. Read on for more info!

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Classics

One of the things that people always deliberate about is whether or not to perform a classic. We think that classics are usually a good idea because they are familiar to a most of the audience. However, one of the risks that you run when performing a classic is that people who have already seen the musical can be very critical of it. You’ll have to weight that out when you are considering your options

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Singing

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If you ask a random person if they think that they can sing, chances are that they think that they can’t. Although maybe the humility and honesty of the average person may be a good thing, this response is quite incorrect. I once thought that I couldn’t sing. I was completely convinced that I was tone deaf and that I couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket. I thought that singing was just a give that some people had and most people hadn’t. However, I came across a choir teacher in high school who totally changed my perspective on singing. I wrote this post to share that story with you. Hopefully you’ll read this and be inspired. Keep reading to decide for yourself!

“I Can’t Sing”

Simplicity

When I was a junior in high school, I was heavily involved in acting. I played a part in all of the musicals. However, I would always get very small roles in the high school musicals because I had a bad singing voice. I was getting discouraged about this. I considered not trying out for that year’s musical. However, the choir teacher overheard me in homeroom and challenged me. She challenged me to think why I couldn’t sing. I just told her that my voice sounded bad and that was it. She explained to me that while some may have a natural singing gift, everyone can sing. She told me that If I could talk, then I could sing. This was encouraging to me. She then gave me private lessons focused on relaxing and getting to know your body and using it to the highest potential for singing.

If I could do it, you can too!

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Stage Fright

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You’ve been through this before. You already knows the answer. “It happens to everyone.” “Imagine everyone in their under pants.” You’ve tried everything, but you’re still paralyzed from stage fright.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I’ve been acting for years in a troupe and it still happens to me from time to time. My aim in writing this post is not to make you feel any better about stage fright. It is, however, aimed at trying to make you laugh a little bit about this thing that we all have. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the read.

My Stage Fright

The Story

Back in college, I was part of a small student club that did improv shows from time to time in the theatre on campus. They were historically well attended, and people usually enjoyed the shows. I was getting good at improv, and I was building my confidence.

I had had issues with stage fright before, but now that I was a proud junior in college, I thought that those sentiments were behind me. Never could I have been more gravely mistaken.

It was our final improv show of the semester. We were all feeling pretty good about it. We advertised really well and, as a result, the night of the performance had a packed house.

I was feeling a little nervous behind the curtains, but I had no idea what was coming.

It was my turn to lead an act. I went to yell out the rules and my voice cracked. For some reason, I felt woozy. I froze. And then I sharted.

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