With threats of a looming (existing?) recession, it’s easy for those in the non-profit arts world to fear that the public’s kitty for entertainment is about to be redirected or dry up entirely.
Not so, says the Seattle Times (er…the AP, really) today:
LAS VEGAS — Hollywood thrives when the economy dives.
It was true during the Depression, when Americans managed to scrape together nickels and dimes for an escape to the movies. And as the prospect of another recession looms, studio executives say this time is no different.
Even as evidence mounts that people are tightening up on other expenses, movie attendance this year has been running ahead of 2007 numbers — welcome news at ShoWest, the annual convention of theater owners, which opened here Tuesday.
The full story is here.
And remember, your buck goes about 8% farther at NWFF than at Landmark Theatres, and 17% farther than at Pacific Place.*
*If I’ve done the math correctly.