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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 484 (458)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 484
Page 484

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 484

THE PERMANENT BOOKKEEPING BOOK provides space, on the left-hand page, for such details of income as ticket totals (with opening and closing ticket numbers), the number sold in each price class, the net, tax, other charges levied, and the totals an admissions only, the federal tax, and other taxes. At the week's end, provision is made for receipts from vending machines. advertising, and other

Of major importance in this permanent book is the ability to carry over profits and losses from week to week so that at the end of any one of the 52 weeks in a year, it is possible to strike an accurate profit and loss statement to date.

Either separately or combined with the other forms and methods, this is believed to be the simplest system of adequate theatre bookkeeping yet devised.


Regarding all of the forms, systems and methods described in the above, it must be remembered that the problems and requirements of no two theatres are exactly alike and what may fit one exactly may need revision or adaptation to fit another. No two methods of doing busineSS are exactly alike so it is obvious that the recording of the successes or


miscellaneous sources, and for the gross income. Also on the left page are spaces in which to list the attractions (as well as opposition) and their cost for each day of the week. On the righhhand page is the space for the expenses, broken down into its various elements, together with such annual and monthly expenses as are amortized weekly. Also on this page is space for the year's cumulative totals.

failures of all methods could not possibly be alike. It is certain, however, that real study extended over a long period of years and researching the methods in practical use by a great number of theatres, has pointed up the above as the near or typical. From this point on, the matter rests with the particular executive who has already demonstrated his ability to do his own job best.

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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 484