Posts Tagged ‘movie theaters’

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    Temperature Matters

    Jul 12, 12 • 148 Views • Behavioral Economics, Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic History, Innovation, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Shot on July 2, 1881, President Garfield lay dying in a room with the first air conditioner.  Naval engineers, whose primary expertise was ventilating mining shafts, had been called in to help the ailing leader. The cooling device they assembled was composed...

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    Popcorn Margins

    Sep 28, 10 • 132 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and MarketsNo Comments

    Higher quality film? Better projectors? Online ticketing? No. The “most important technological innovation since sound” was the armrest cup holder (according to a movie theater owner). Please think about a cup holder. The cup holder makes huge...