6 Habits of Highly Effective Theaters

Presentation of giant screen films is paramount to setting the experience apart from what a regular moviegoer experiences at a multiplex. A 1986 IMAX service manual stated, “The combination of a dedicated theatre staff and the IMAX system can provide a spectacular experience for audiences. To maintain this level of achievement, the staff and equipment involved in this unique communication process must function at optimum efficiency. This is the challenge of every performance.” Truer words have never been spoken, and as we see multiplex screens [...]

By |2023-12-06T17:35:01+00:00November 21st, 2023|

Gen Z: Opening Our Doors to the Future

The future is Gen Z. If you want to understand the future of our industry—whether it’s exhibition, production, or distribution—you need to understand Gen Z. Born 1997–2012, Gen Z is engaged and entering the work force and our theatres as we speak! They are expressing their opinions and rewriting the norms. Members of Gen Z are resourceful and independent learners who value diversity, inclusivity, and authenticity. They are passionate about social impact and environmental responsibility, and their top priorities include wellbeing and mental health. Do [...]

By |2023-12-06T17:38:12+00:00November 21st, 2023|

Audience Focus, Marketing, and Data-Driven Action

Revealing Consumer Insights From Visitors and Non-visitors To Drive Attendance Presenter: Caroline Borgudd, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Cosmonova From in-depth interviews, learn what drives current visitors to the giant screen experience and what the barriers are for non-visitors. Gain fresh and surprising insights about what the biggest competitors to out-of-home entertainment have in common with the GS experience. These insights will help you reengage with audiences and invite new target groups to find meaning from the giant screen experience and provide encouragement for anyone [...]

By |2023-12-06T17:48:40+00:00July 6th, 2023|

Theater and Filmmaking Insights: Sharing for Success, Richard Morrison, IMAX Melbourne

Previously titled “Giant Screen 101,” this session is more than just a first-timer’s introduction to the giant screen industry. Seasoned veterans and newcomers alike will take away new ideas and contacts from this highly engaging and informative session. The session includes post-COVID success stories, how to program feature films and documentaries, and how to make giant screen theaters stand out from the competition. Filmmakers share insights on the challenges of making films for the giant screen as well as the wonderful creative opportunities provided by [...]

By |2023-12-06T17:55:31+00:00July 6th, 2023|

It Takes a Museum: Discovery Place’s Award-Winning “Year of the Engineer” Program

In 2018, Discovery Place in Charlotte, North Carolina, partnered with 250 STEM leaders to provide 2,500 experiences to expose 250,000 guests to the wonders of STEM. It all started with a rough-cut screening of the film Dream Big, which sparked the idea to not just show the film but to have a “year of the engineer,” with all forms of programming centered around engineering. In this webinar, you'll learn how Discovery Place's divisions all worked together to create this award-winning program and how you can [...]

By |2023-12-06T19:10:38+00:00June 22nd, 2023|

Theater Operations Survey Results

From ticket prices, programming, attendance, capture rates, marketing, budgeting, staffing, concessions, and much more, this Giant Screen Cinema Association webinar looks at the results of an extensive survey GSCA conducted in 2019 to understand how theaters structure their operations. This webinar was presented on December 3, 2019,  by GSCA Member Services Committee Co-Chairs Marlene Janetos and Mary Jane Dodge.  Download Webinar Slides Download PDF of Full Results

By |2023-12-06T19:12:26+00:00June 22nd, 2023|

Engaging Audiences with Innovative Virtual Programming

In the webinar "Engaging Audiences with Innovative Virtual Programming," giant screen theaters and film distributors share their creative virtual solutions for trips, camps, and groups, with time at the end for questions. We also get the school  district and educator perspective from Erik Leitner, STEM+Computer Science Instructional Facilitator for Broward County Public Schools, which is the sixth largest public school system in the US. Erik shares examples of virtual programming that educators are currently using to support their curriculum and provides insight on tools distributors [...]

By |2023-12-06T19:14:18+00:00June 22nd, 2023|

Budget-Friendly Marketing Ideas

Getting the most from your communications, marketing, and advertising spend is always important. Over the past year, many theaters have embraced the challenge of doing more with less and have improved the efficiency of their marketing operations. In this webinar, we’ll hear from three theaters that have found success with more focused budgets including: Alexandra Van Der Zee, Omniversum, The Hague, Netherlands Sharlene Argyres and Donna Domenici, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, New Mexico James Nesmith, Science Spectrum, Lubbock, Texas As a bonus, [...]

By |2023-12-06T19:24:52+00:00June 21st, 2023|

Theater Reopening Tips and Best Practices

What are the top three things that made a difference in reopening a theater? GSCA member theaters will take us inside their theaters in a lightning round of the top three things that made a difference in their reopening. They’ll share their insights and advice on everything from operations to programming, ticketing, and marketing. Presented at the GSCA 2021 Virtual Conference Session organizer: Therese Andrade Presenters: John Armistead, Manager of IMAX, Sci-Port Louisiana’s Science Center, Shreveport, LA Caroline Borgudd, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, [...]

By |2023-12-06T19:30:24+00:00June 21st, 2023|

New Directions in Giant Screen Films

How do we keep giant screen programming relevant in this digital age? What market trends can inform us about what today’s audiences are seeking? How do we best position our theaters in this new, post-pandemic era? These questions and more will be explored, guided by recent case studies from films such as Mesmerica and Superpower Dogs that reveal the unique power of giant screen cinema to deeply engage and inform audiences. Presented at the GSCA 2021 Virtual Conference Session organizer: Ed Lantz, Vortex Immersion Media Presenters: Jonathan Bird, President [...]

By |2023-12-06T19:31:22+00:00June 21st, 2023|
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