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1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 392 (354)

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition
1952 Theatre Catalog
1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 392
Page 392

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 392

Donlt; forget to have a receiving signature on all delivery slips enclosed with the report.

Dont; forget the manager is to Sign all copies of C.S.R.,s.

Donlt; alter any part of the face of any check by striking over, or erasing, unless the correction is initialed by the singing authority of the check.

Dont; forget to put sufficient stamps on checks and envelopes.

Quarter-End Inventory

Together with the weekly movement record of stock, it is necessary for this company to obtain certified inventories to be taken at the end of each quarter, or 13 weeks. It, therefore, becomes the obligation of theatre managers to verify by physical count the actual merchandise on hand, in compliance with regulations laid down by our auditing firm.

During the process of taking inventory and the distribution of the completed forms, some items are overlooked. Such oversights can well be corrected if the following would be reviewed, or carried out at the time of future quarter end inventories.

(a) The physical inventory should be taken on the same date as the normal close during the last week of the current quarter.

(b) The name, location, and date, should be inserted on all inventory forms.

(c) All items should be recorded in units.

(d) Theatres selling drinks should record all syrups to the nearest

gallon, with all C02 cylinders recorded as tanks. (e) The physical inventory taken

should correspond to the column, "Inventory at this Date? on the current Confections Sales Report for the last week of the quarter. (f) All equipment belonging to Theatre Confections Limited should be

recorded, and if serial numbers exist they should be shown accordingly.


The continual requests for merchandise credits has been so great we feel its clarification is Well warranted. At present, there are approximately five types causing theatre managers concern. The following outline will indicate what credit exists and also the adjustment policy to be carried out.


(a) Chocolate bars short in boxes

from manufacturers.

(b) Cellos short in box, or cellophane


Adjustment-Company representative should be advised on next call, at which time adjusting replacement will be made.

Note: If this merchandise was received from T.C.L. warehouse the branch manager should be notified requesting permission to deduct this quantity from the next C.S.R.

Complaint-Popcorn Boxes.

Adjustmentelf popcorn boxes are short in packing, credit should be taken on the next C.S.R., in the adjustment column, but shipping, or packing, slip should be enclosed in carton from supplier.

Complaint-Drinking Cups.

AdjustmenteIf any cups are short, or damaged, credit should be taken through adjustment column and packing slip enclosed in each 100 cup package with the corresponding C.S.R.

CmnplainkIce Cream.

AdjustmentnAny short, or damaged, ice cream bars should be replaced, or a credit invoice issued, by the local ice cream dealer. Such a credit must be shown on the C.S.R., with credit invoice enclosed.

(Any ice cream spoiled through theatre negligence becomes the loss of the theatre, and is included as a sale.)

THE OPERATION-015' A BUSINESS as large as Theatre Contections. Ltd.. requires the best of equipment. Apprecmtxon 01 detail 15 apparent in the appearance of this delivery truck and driver:


AdjustmenteAny damage from mice, or rats becomes the obligation of the theatre.

Damage in Transit

Before merchandise is accepted at any location, it should be checked for any possible damage or shortage in transit. If damage exists, the shipment should be immediately checked in detail with the transport representative to determine the extent of the loss. When this has been verified sign for the shipment, less the contents damaged.

This shortage should be immediately reported to the Theatre Confections branch warehouse for claim action. It is not the responsibility of the theatre to take any action through the transport companies.

If, by the close of the week, any further merchandise pertaining to this shipment has not been received, it will only be necessary to record the merchandise received. When making the original contact with the branch warehouse it is advisable to make up an additional .copy, and attach it to the C.S.R. showing the shipment in question.

Sales Success

With the confectionery business becoming an integral part of theatre operation today, it is only fitting that someone should be responsible for its management and success. As in the case of managing other important departments within a theatre, the logical person suitable for such responsibilities is the manager of the theatre. Although the actual physical handling and pecuniary details are delegated to other members of his staE, it should be realized the full responsibility remain entirely with the manager.

Although one member of the theatre staff may be instructed to check incoming shipments, and perhaps another upon the cleanliness of the equipment, the onus of patron satisfaction and profit increases become the managers obligation. In some cases, and in particular, in larger theatres, his position is not unlike that of large department store managers, whereupon the physical application and actual utete a tetely selling is done by the staff directly with the paying customers.

When confectionery equipment is in need of repair, or breaks down, immediate action should be taken to readjust its proper functions either by replacement or repair. Items of this nature should be approached with the same determination in repairing projection, heating or air conditioning mechanism.

In order to properly perform the obligation which a manager has accepted in selling confectionery, he should be fully acquainted with this operation within his theatre. Most of all, however, he must remain a showman and divert some of its application to this new and profitable innovation to our industry. In doing so, he must, together with the more intricate procedures, endeavor to implant as much enthusiasm as possible into those employed in this department of his theatre as to encourage them through his tireless leadership to be producers at all times.

1952 Theatre Catalog, 10th Edition, Page 392