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Sunday, October 16, 2005

`Why does that popcorn cost so much?'

Fun article from CNNMoney about the economics of running a movie theater. (It's a few years old - stumbled across it today.)

Didja know:

- Studios pay theaters to show trailers. But they pay for them after the fact, based on the number of people in the theater who saw them.

- Concession suppliers may put $25,000 to $50,000 toward the building of a new screen, if the theater will give them a long-term contract and split profits made on snacks.


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