The gate cinema is located at london,notting hill the films works is loacated at manchester the uci owns both of these cinemas. The gate cinema holds 250 seats and has 1 screnn the Film works is a muiltplix cinmea and holds 4,500m seats and has 20 screens. A good film for the cinemas is a p.g because they can show it anytime and anyone can watch it plus people will come with familys so that means more money for the cinema.
Advertising The uci informs it’s customeers about what is showing at the cinema is by newspapers, teletext, board listings and the internet. The Gate cinema only gets in touch with it’s customers by email only. Customers 5000 tickets are sold on average per night at the uci cinema. The uci get customers though the box office quickly by displaying information on the screen . Telephone booking works by talking over the phone while the person on the other end fills ur request and puts all the information on the systembut sumtimes people my listen to a tape recorded voice. The box office at the gate cinema works by an old ticket machine and the tickets are colour coded but also people can phone up and talk to a person to book. If the system breaks down at an uci cinema the problems that are caused is the service becomes slow and ques get bigger and they lose money because people don’t bother to wait and go sumwhere else.
What film to show Making the write chocie to pick a film is really important breacuse more people will come to the cinema and more money but if they pick a family film then more people can see the film and more people will come plus people will buy more food like popcorn. Although the number of seats sold is affect so is consescitons. The uci choose their films by using a computer package that allwos them to see what films are the most populor. The Gate cinema only needs to be half full to still break even.
Counting The pennies The Uci has a finance department they need a good financial control system so they can sucure the money. The wages are sorted out at the head office they input the information on the computer on how much the workers have earned and the hours e.c.t then the money is sent to the workers. The gate cinema does not use Ict at all to help them with their finances instead they daily count all the tickets they have sold.
Sercurtity Uci is a big money making business they need good sercurity systems because there is to much money.They make sure that cash is never carried near customers because if someone tryes to rob the place then they won’t get hurt instead money is put into an air pipe which shoots the barrel of money down into safes. The money is well protected in safes with keys to locks and combination locks and they are heavy so there is no way people can take the money. The comms room is a place in the cinema where all information is kept ans stored it holds information to everything it is keeped behind glass cuboards.
How are we doing The finance pakage software used by Uci allows to check income and expenditure. The ways that money comes into the cinema is by consestions,sales of tickets, screens to compaines and arcades. But also money goes out on new equpiment,bills,adverts arcadesm, new films and consestions. The uci is a profitable business that earns around ï¿½10.8 billion a year. The difference between turnover and profit is that turn over is money taken and profit is money made. The best ever film for the gate was american beauty they made an unblieve ï¿½30,000 they made 20,000 in one weekend.
Screening A film projector works bya light shining on a screen with still images rapidly movin to create aninmation lights sound and everything else is on a timer this is automation. Also people have lost jobs due to computers have tooken over and the employes have to learn computer skills. The Future digital technolgy has changed the use of filmthe cpmuters control light and film a roll of film isn’t needed.