Why You Should Develop Managers Now to Save Theatre Costs

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

– from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Welcome to Part 2 of our 5 part “Cinema Readiness Series”. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.  We left off last time talking about taking proactive charge of our situation to make ourselves better when we reopen.

But now, what to do with the time that is given to us?

Maximize this time to build the skills and tools managers need to make the organization more cost-efficient and profitable.

The reality is that many theaters will have to hire 50%+ new staff once we reopen.  We want our leaders to represent the best of what our theater offers, instill the culture we strive to create, and embody the skills of our best employees. We also want our leaders working effectively, saving costs and contributing to the bottom line.  Therefore, the two most important skillsets to develop managers and focus on building and refining right now are: Employee Interviewing and Effective Communication.

Employee Interviewing

Training managers on a standardized way to conduct effective new-employee interviews is a great way to save on hiring costs.  CineTRAIN has found that managers at some theaters are hiring mainly for their schedule availability.  At top-performing theaters, managers are taught how to conduct insightful employee interviews, that make hiring decisions more effective and successful. CineTRAIN can help get you ready for this – today!

Effective Communication

Communicating effectively is a critical component of any Theater Manager’s job.  A lack of clarity in manager communication can result in misunderstandings, additional work, and mistakes made.  In other words, poor communication results in preventable costs at the theater, but training procedures can be put in place today to prevent these future mistakes!  CineTRAIN can help your staff with improved communication – today!

Be on the lookout for the next message, and in the meantime, here’s something we are offering for a limited time:


Employee Training content at CineTRAIN is proven, beneficial, and COMPLETELY FREE during this time of shutdown.  We have seen these programs increase sales by up to 30% and overall customer experience in theaters across the country.  We believe in CineTRAIN’s content so much, that we know it will increase your financial performance as well.  If you try the program and are not completely satisfied, there is no charge or commitment, but your employees will retain the valuable training.

What is there to lose?

Make that good ‘Decision with your time’

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