Q. What movies will be playing next?
A. We book movies on Mondays, usually on a week-to-week basis, in order to get the best possible shows for that week. Sometimes when we request a certain movie, the movie company may not release it to us on opening weekend because it believes we will not earn enough money for them. We may be able to pick it up after it has been out for a few of weeks.
Q. Why do we have to play some movies so
A. When we book a movie when its opening day, we into a contract with the movie company that defines how many weeks we have to play the movie. We are considered a mulitplex theater because we have two screens; therefore, the length of the contract varies from two to four weeks. When we get a movie a few weeks after it has been released nationally, our contract is usually for only one week.
Q. Why do we prohibit customers from bringing in outside
A. Much of the admission revenue goes to the movie company and studio for digital rental. The fee is quite high, especially for "blockbuster" movies. It is based on gross box office receipts, not net profits, leaving concession revenue to cover a significant portion of the operating cost of the theater. At Tawas Family Theatre, we strive to keep prices low to provide a fun and affordable night for families, one that won't dent your wallet as much as multiplex theaters.