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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 477 (451)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 477
Page 477


1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 477

THE PERPETUAL CLEARANCE CALENDAR

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THE PERPETUAL CLEARANCE CALENDAR is a permanent guide toward determining clearance of a picture following its prior run without resorting to the usual method Here is how it is used. To find the avaliability date of a picture, add the clearance period to the heavy black number following the date upon which the prior run completes exhibition. The date opposite the total thus obtained is the availability date for the subsequent run. first-run closes April 16. The clearance period is 105 days The heavy black num of counting days on a calendar.

ject to later audit by a reputable independent certified public accountant, who will not disclose the whole books but only such discrepancies as the bonding company must make good and look to the theatre for reimbursement. This, it is claimed, will eliminate some of the current evils inherent in both open and dark checking. Whether this will ever eventuate is problematical, and if it should, both the bonding and accounting firms would probably require a common form of bookkeeping which satisfies their particular requirements.

In the meantime, however, the cash control and financial records of each theatre or each circuit of theatres is being interpreted according to the problems and available time of the theatre execu tive. Where circuits are suHiciently . .

large to support a home Office and one books and perlodlc profit and loss state or more bookkeepers, some very fine mentS can be Pl'epal'ed- FERMANENT EQUWMENT RECORD systems are in effect. As the numerical The Daily Box-office Statement, as pre majority of United States theatres are pared for the Book Shop of THE EX- mmmijm my not in this category, a great variety of HIBITOR and sold only for the service m...............m...m mm) "mm-mummy.) (5.4m, forms and methods are in use, and many of subscribing theatres, is headed by a :Z:"I:;:i.i....i;iw ' 11.51., = I ' "Lulu: ' I l of them are completely inadequate to record of (1) the statement number, (2) A either elhciency or to the knowledge re- the feature, (3) the day of the run, (4) $22.33;,n, "72;... (will,5......WMITL.....,' quirements of the executive. In an ef- the opposition, (5) the checkers name, if :1: (W (Ch-:3") "NM-'73:.) (JP-J fort to formalize such matters, THE any, and the hours he officially checked. m... a...) (r...) 0.5-." EXHIBITOR, as long ago as 1934, re- Below this are spaces for separate ma- , {3:35:53le W lm) (CM (jg? um. tained the accounting firm of William A. tinee and evening totals of (1) the close l wunoiowvmwnmm mum (wk-kn (Mam Levick and Company, who were auditors ing and opening ticket numbers of each ;:;;;;';;;;,,,,,, (mm mmmiiwlw, for several hundred theatres, to prepare price ticket, (2) the number sold of each MWWHWU (m) (M, W."

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to it so that a maximum number of theatres could be best served.

Some of these forms and systems are as follows.

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Example: A

Daily Box-Office Statements

The major income to any theatre is through the sale of little pieces of paper which vary in price to adults and children, or at certain hours of the day. The place Where the sale takes place is always the same, the boxeoffice. As a result, it is much easier to keep an accurate record of sales and income than in any other retail establishment where hundreds or thousands of items, at a variety of prices, must be sold in a single business day. Another point of simplification is that there is no stock-keeping or inventory. Nor are there charge accounts and billing. Therefore, a simple daily form kept thoroughly, accurately and completely, is the only theatre need for a record from which all other permanent

sion price and total admission income

allowed for similar records on pass and walk-in admissions, so that at the end of either the matinee or evening-price period, or at the end of the day, complete



ber after April 16 is 106. Now, add 105 (the number of days of the clearance period) to H36, and the total is 21]. looking clown the black-figure column to 211, the date is found to be July 30. However, the clearance period is often counted, not from the last of the prior run, but from the day after that, which would merely add a day. in the example, this would be July 31. In Leap years, adiust by moving availability date forward one day when February 29 enters the equation, This calendar is one at the most valuable items of the Service Kit.

records of every single patron who walked through the entrance doors, the total tax owed Uncle Sam, and the total net income to the theatre can be easily totaled. As the closing ticket number will always be greater than the opening number, the former should always be placed on top for ease in subtracting to gain total sums.

Another convenient record found in this form is a place at both the matinee and evening totals to record the weather

THE PERMANENT EQUIPMENT RECORD is not an inventory, but rather a means for giving the theatreman the pertinent and critical data he needs in ordering proper materials or in making over-the-counter buys.

































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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 477