How do you determine what the ticket price should be for the Grand Theater’s play you want to see? Or how do you know what days the tickets will be available and for how much? There are some things to consider about the price of the tickets, the profit margin, the number of seats available, and the demand for tickets. Assume the theater is charging a flat price to everyone.
Now assume the theater is charging $8 per ticket. This is for adults and kids under 12 years old and it is also for everyone who want to go to the theater. So, what is the average profit earning price and how many more tickets are being sold to non-students and students in the door than being sold to the main door last week? (c) Apply social distancing procedures to these variables and you will arrive at the perfect number of seats to fill the theater.
In the original novel, The Golden Apple by Arthur Miller, the Golden Apple was the top spot, which is why it was destroyed. But since the play was so well-received and people enjoyed it so much, the remnants of the original structure were renovated into the grand theater. However, when the rebuilt theater was destroyed in the earthquake, the rebuilt structure was not the grand theater it had been before. It is because of this, the current grand theater was built.
The difference between the rebuilt theater and the original structure is the amount of safety protocols in place for those who want to sit together. At the first theater, everyone who sat down paid a penny as an admission fee. Nobody stood up to offer their seat to anybody else nor did anybody have to pay for their own seat when they stood up to get in. This made the theater a very sociable environment and there were very few complaints about the price of admission. In contrast, when the rebuilt theater opened it started to experience a dramatic increase in its price of admission fees.
These inflated prices were due to the safety protocols that were put into place following the devastating earthquakes that demolished the old theaters. Safety protocols included placing everyone in the front row facing the stage, which eliminated the need for the performers to lean back and see the screen. All children were also asked to stay behind and be monitored by an adult when they were near the stage. All of the children were screened for safety so there was no worry about them seeing anything that was not appropriate.
Following these safety protocols, the Grand Theater was able to start using the same type of lighting that it uses in its other venues. However, the auditorium was redesigned in a modern design and new seats and carpeting were added in order to provide an even more intimate setting. All of the original seating was removed and replaced with plush theater seating. Even the seats were changed to eliminate the need for “sit downs” that left many people standing up during shows. All of these changes reduced costs drastically and allowed the grand theater to add more shows to its repertoire.
Of course, the New York City skyline is not the only thing that has been impacted by the renovation of the grand theatre. Many of the buildings in the area were destroyed in the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The reconstruction effort took some time, but the result was fantastic. When the theatre was finally restored, the lobbies and lobby screens were the same size as the originals, yet they were shimmery and stunningly beautiful. Today visitors to the New York City area can take in the spectacular view of the Empire State Building in the evening and take in the seamless design of the renovation.
By following all of the government guidelines required by the US Department of Urban Housing and Development and the New York State Department of Education, the renovation team was able to build two auditoriums and a large multipurpose room with a capacity of 1500 people. Overhead was covered with glass that allowed the exterior of the building to be visible even in the rain. Today, the lobbies are still open to the public and there are a number of restaurants and bars on the lower levels. The reconstruction of the theatre was a massive feat in the history of New York City and resulted in a phenomenal rebirth of this important cultural center of the city.