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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 460 (436)

1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition
1950-51 Theatre Catalog
1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 460
Page 460


1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 460

Table II-Analysis of Income and Expense for a Typical 'lZ-Lane Establishment with 8 Billiard Tables and Cocktail Lounge



Summary

Profit Before Federal Income Taxes

$16,547.30 4,757.20 13,328.00



Gross Income

Bowling . . . . . . . . . . . . . S 64,752.50 Billiards . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,000.00 . . . . . . . . 61,173.00

Total Expenses

$ 48,205.20 9,242.80 47,845.00









$34,632.50

Total % 139,925.50 $105,293.00





Breakdown of lncome



BOWLING League Season

League Play 30 lines per day x 12 lanes x 5 days x 33

weeks 3 59,400 lines (Ii 35c . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $20,790.00 Open Play 20 lines per day x 12 lanes x 5 days x 33 Weekdays weeks = 39.600 lines ((710 35c . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 13,860.00 Open Play 50 lines per day x 12 lanes x 2 days X 33 Weekends weekends = 39,600 lines 35c . . . . . . . . . . . .. 13,860.00







Summer Season

Open Play 25 lines per day x 12 lanes x 7 days x 17 weeks 2 35,700 lines (I 350 . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..



12,495.00





Other Shoe Rentals



114.900 lines of open play. Average 3 lines per bowler-738,300 bowlers. Rentals on b' is of 50575-19050 15c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 2,872.50

Sales at gross average of $10 per day for 350 daysv<$3.500#prolit 25% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .







Ball, Bag and Shoe Sales



Total Boa-ling Income



BILLIARDS



8 tables @ average gross income of $5 per

table per day x 350 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 14,000.00





Tolal Billiard Income 6 14,000.00

MISCELLANEOUS Food and Beverage Candy, Cigarettes





5'7? of combined bowling and billiard income 59,064.00





and Soft Drinks $10 per day for 350 clays ((2 15% profit . . . . .. 525.00 Check Rooms 19.800 league bowlers in 33 weeks 80% checking ((1, 10c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1,584.00







Tolal Miscellaneous -%



61,178.00





Breakdown of Expenses



Bottling Billiards Jilin. Total Rent (a) . . . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $ 6,480.00 $1,440.00 35 2,200.00 3 10,120.00 Pin Boys, Salaries @ 10c per line . . . . . . .. 17,430.00 - - 17,430.00 Manager's Salary ($7,200 per year) . . . . .. 3,600.00 1,800.00 1,800.00 7,200.00 Asst. Manageris Salary (33,600 per year) .. 2,400.00 1,200.00 4 3,600.00 Counter Man ($3.000 per year) . . . . . . . . . .. 2,000.00 1,000.00 4 3,000.00

Maintenance Man ($3,000 per year) . . . . .. 2,000.00 1,000.00 - 3,000.00

Bartenders (2 @ $3,500 per year) . . , . . . .. - - 7,000.00 7,000.00

Waitresses (2 @ $1,200 per year) . . . . . . .. * - 2,400.00 2,400.00

Porter ($1,800 per year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1,200.00 300.00 300.00 1,300.00 Maintenance, Supplies and Resurfacing 3,000.00 400.00 - 3,400.00 Advertising and Promotion . . . . . . . . . . . . . ., 600.00 200.00 200.00 1,000.00 Social Security @ 4% . . . . . . . .. 1,045.20 162.00 378.00 1,585.20 Federal and City License (b) 300.00 200.00 1,000.00 1,500.00 Personal Property Tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 750.00 108.00 225.00 1,083.00

Insurance (c) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1,200.00 172.80 360.00 1,732.80

Utilities (Heat, Light, etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1,500.00 350.00 400.00 2,250.00

Outside Fees (Bookkeeping, etc.) . . . . . . . .. 1,000.00 250.00 250.00 1,500.00

Depreciation on Equipment ((1) . . . . . . . . . . .. 2,500.00 360.00 1,500.00 4,360.00

Incidentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1,200.00 800.00 300.00 '4 1,800.00



Cost of Food and Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . .. - - 29,532.00 29.532.00







$48,205.20 $9,242.80 $47,845.00 $105,293.00







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Numberof Alleys

The number of lanes which a prospective bowling alley proprietor should install to accommodate an estimated attendance is another question which cannot be answered conclusively because of the many variable factors involved in every case.

As a general rule. the greatest portion of present-day bowling is done on a league basis; that is, leagues are scheduled throughout the entire bowling season, and arrangements are made in advance for their use of the lanes. Thus, the operator usually has a full complement on his lanes throughout the week. Saturday and Sunday, in many locations, are devoted to open bowling.

Here again, then, the number of alleys which may be profitably installed can best be determined by calling in the local Brunswick representative who will be able to break down, for the theatre operator contemplating entry into the bowling business, a complete estimated summary of income and expense for alleys ranging from 4 to 48 lanes in size (see accompanying tables). This summary will include such items as rent, managers salary, maintenance supplies, advertising and promotion, social secure ity, federal, state, and city licenses, personal property tax, insurance, utilities, depreciation on equipment, incidentals, and everything else that a prospective proprietor would need or want to know about the business.

Space Requirements

A glance at Figs. 2, 3, and 4 will serve to convey some idea of the average space requirements for bowling alley installations of typical popular sizes. The manner in which the space available can be best utilized is a question which the



TWO RICH SOURCES of extra profits at Narlock Lanes. Bay City. Mich., are the nearby grill and display lor the sale oi bowling equipment.



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1950-51 Theatre Catalog, 9th Edition, Page 460