Saturday, February 23, 2008

New Favorite Business Model

For you budding entrepreneurs out there...

I have some unsolicited customer feedback for consideration. I was fortunate enough to encounter a movie theater that serves beer and wine. Of course, the conditions were right for me to fully embrace this establishment--I was stranded in DC because of weather in Boston, and the Oscars were 2 days away. But I will fess up to dropping most of my per diem on movies and refreshments, located just a block or so from hotel--it is labelled as AFI Silver on the marquee but I call it Heaven. The company line mentions nothing about having Yuengling on tap, but there is some other interesting facts for those interested.
"Saved from the wrecker's ball by community effort and landmark designation, the historic Silver Theatre is a unique public-private partnership. An ambitious project of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the American Film Institute, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is the anchor of an unprecedented redevelopment effort. Taking maximum advantage of its location - in an extraordinarily diverse corner of the world, just a few blocks from the nation's capital - the AFI Silver will grace its stages with policy makers, elected officials, civic and military leaders, and, of course, a wide variety of artists from film and other artistic disciplines. Furthering AFI's mission of advancing and preserving the art of the moving image, all of the AFI Silver's screenings will be of the highest artistic quality. And the programming will concentrate on film and video generally unavailable elsewhere: independent features, foreign films, documentaries and classic cinema - including tributes, retrospectives, themed programming, anniversaries and newly restored works. The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center effectively demonstrates how a combination of civic leadership, architectural vision and excellence in the arts can result in community economic development."

1 comment:

Mary Beth said...

Glad to have a fellow blogger. And movie theaters that sell beer are a genius idea. Maybe, after we get a movie theater in Vicksburg, we can petition them. Welcome to the information super highway! --Mary Beth