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Dealflick’s First Location: The Success of Gardena Cinema

A Retro and Eco-Friendly Theater in the center of Gardena. A Hipster’s ideal movie hangout?    We think so.

Judy Kim, the manager and daughter of the family owned Gardena Cinema, told us about her faith in Dealflicks and the progress of their forward thinking small theater.

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The Kim family purchased Gardena Cinema in 1976 from the DeNato family who had owned the theater for about 30 years prior. Yes it’s old. The theater is an LA gem, built in 1947.

Growing up in the family’s theater business for so long, Judy shares her insights to the ups and downs of tickets sales over the last couple of decades.

Due to the innovations in home theaters and film mediums, ticket sales have definitely fluctuated. Judy explains that when VHS first came out, everyone in the movie business said that’s it. The movie business is over, everyone can watch movies with their family from the convenience of their own living room. Business did go down for a little while, but then it went back up.

She explains,

“Humans are social creatures. Even if you have the most ‘decked out’ home theater, you are not going to stay home to watch movies. You are going to want to go out, meet friends, and new people. There was a transformation of movies with DVD and Blu-Ray, but despite these advancements movie theaters survived. It’s the communal feeling when a group of human beings are experiencing the same thing at the same time.”

As a young kid and teenager, Judy worked at the theater. She went onto college and law school, but afterwards returned to help her mom and pop.

She recalls how she signed up with Dealflicks. She laughs,

“We were the first Dealflicks theater that agreed to sign on to Dealflicks! Honestly, when Kevin first came to us he said he had a program to sell movie theater tickets the way Hotwire and Expedia sold hotel rooms. He was young, but he was passionate and persistent. He never gave up. And Kevin, like myself, was a young Korean,and I wanted to help. I convinced my parents to sign up.”

She put her faith in Dealflicks, and Dealflicks put more butts in her theater seats! The partnership with Dealflicks led to bigger profit and more customers.

Before Gardena Cinema signed on with Dealflicks they did not have a parking structure that gave customers convenient parking. As a result of the profits made my Dealflicks they were able to acquire the lot next door to use for parking!

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Judy adds that Gardena Cinema has always catered to budget conscious families. Dealflicks is the perfect medium to reach out to those consumers, as well as bring in younger, tech-savvy adults. Dealflicks web presence has helped Gardena Cinema gain needed exposure. It helps attract people who otherwise wouldn’t have known about the theater.

Also, the young adults or “hipster millennials” Judy jokes tend to like the feel of the theater. With the profits from Dealflicks, Judy would like to eventually make the Theater more green, and do some water conservation for the theater and install solar panels.

Overall, Dealflicks has been a true success in Gardena Cinema, and we are happy you were the first to give us a chance!

 Written by: Isabella Gradney

Dealflicks Visits Las Vegas for SXSW V2V 2014 Competition, Takes Second

This week, three Dealflicks team members traveled to Las Vegas for the South by Southwest V2V 2014 Convention.

For those of you who are not familiar with what exactly that means, “SXSW [South by Southwest] offers entrepreneurs… a space to learn the skills, make the connections and find the inspiration to take their ideas and talents to the next level.”

Dealflicks came in second place in the V2Venture contest under the category of Culture and Entertainment Technologies.

The competition included a timed 2-minute pitch as well as 5 minutes for questions and answers. CEO Sean Wycliffe’s presentation was not only concise and effective, but was also successful in demonstrating the great savings that Dealflicks has to offer.

The convention was a success, and it was a wonderful time for everyone who was there!

Written by: Emily Goldenberg

It’s the Dealflicks convention burger special. It’s a White Castle burger topped with beef jerky, white cheddar popcorn seasoning, chipotle mayo and chili. YUMMM #lasvegas #startup #life

It’s the Dealflicks convention burger special. It’s a White Castle burger topped with beef jerky, white cheddar popcorn seasoning, chipotle mayo and chili. YUMMM #lasvegas #startup #life

Save 50% off tickets and concessions at Rutgers Cinema right now!
Dealflicks now offers amazing movie deals and discounts at Rutgers Cinema in Piscataway, NJ.  Visit us online to book and buy movie tickets for the hottest movies! Some showtimes available.

105 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Piscataway, NJ 08854

Save 50% off tickets (2 tickets + 2 large popcorns + 2 large sodas = $17.00) 

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Visit Deland, FL for great savings on movie tickets and concessions!
Dealflicks now offers amazing movie deals and discounts at Victoria Square 6 Theatres in Deland, FL.  Visit us online to book and buy movie tickets for the hottest movies! Some showtimes available.

1798 S. Woodland Blvd., Deland, FL 32720

Save 25% off tickets (1 ticket + 1 small popcorn = $5.25)

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Save up to 35% off movie tickets and popcorn in Andrews, NC!
Dealflicks now offers amazing movie deals and discounts at Andrews Twin Cinema in Andrews, NC.  Visit us online to book and buy movie tickets for the hottest movies! Most showtimes available.

125 Main Street, Andrews, NC 28901

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Save 35% off (1 ticket + 1 small popcorn = $5.50)

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Save 32% off movie tickets and popcorn in Bartlett, TN!
Dealflicks now offers amazing movie deals and discounts at Hollywood 20 Cinema in Bartlett, TN.  Visit us online to book and buy movie tickets for the hottest movies! Some showtimes available.

6711 Stage Rd., Bartlett, TN 38134 

Save 32% off (1 ticket + 1 medium popcorn = $9.00) 

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Get 35% off movie tickets and popcorn in Memphis, TN!
Dealflicks now offers amazing movie deals and discounts at Palace Cinema in Memphis, TN.  Visit us online to book and buy movie tickets for the hottest movies! Some showtimes available.

5117 Old Summer Road, Memphis, TN 38122

Save 35% off (1 ticket + 1 medium popcorn = $7.50)

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Get 22% off drive-in movie tickets in Poteau, OK!
Dealflicks now offers amazing movie deals and discounts at Tower Drive-In in Poteau, OK.  Visit us online to book and buy movie tickets for the hottest movies! Most showtimes available.

2214 N. Broadway, Poteau, OK 74953 

Save 22% off (1 ticket + 1 small popcorn = $7.00) for both regular showings and double features!

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Theater Thursday: The Cinefamily

The Cinefamily is located in the heart of Los Angeles on Fairfax between Melrose and Clinton. It is a non-profit silent theater that is “devoted to presenting interesting and unusual programs that are exceptional, distinctive, weird and wonderful films” to Angelenos.

The Director of Programming for The Cinefamily has been with the Cinefamily since it’s opening in late 2007.

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However, the building of the Cinefamily has a long history of housing movies, as it started as a silent movie theater built in 1942.

As Cinefamily is a non-profit organization, they have memberships for MovieLovers to purchase. These monthly donations allow members to see most shows for free. Memberships have grown over the years, and word-of-mouth has increased the base of people that visit the iconic theater.

The theater does a lot of week-long runs and events with unique films. For example, some Friday’s ‘Friday Night Frights’ might be The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The theater has also hosted many events such as weddings, corporate parties, and film shoots.

The Cinefamily has been working with Dealflicks since its inception in late 2012. Over the last couple of years, the Cinefamily has seen significant increase of ticket sales with Dealflicks.

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“I’ve noticed an increasing amount of customers saying they bought their tickets from Dealflicks. There’s been an increase in both ticket sales and profits because of Dealflicks.”

He adds that Dealflicks brings in a lot of new patrons that the Cinefamily would otherwise not see. “Dealflicks brings in a certain thread customer that would not usually go after a reportirre film or a non profit arts organization. It definitely have brought in people who didn’t know the Cinefamily existed, and they came in and had a great time.”

Written by: Isabella Gradney

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