A Peek at the Process of Theater Booking – Courtesy of the Tropic Cinema

There’s been a lot of speculative discussion lately about how to change the way films are booked into theaters. There have been experiments like Moviemobz in Brazil, and proposals like Critical Mass Ticketing from withoutabox. Screening request tools are being created by Brian Chirls and separately by the OpenIndie team. In that context, I thought I’d share the following link from the Emerging Cinemas venue in Key West, the Tropic Cinema. The article describes in great detail the complexity of booking an independent theater. Perhaps this can start a larger discussion about how to reconcile our urge to create new models of theatrical distribution with the realities of running a theater.
Thanks to the Tropic for sharing this.

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