May 27, 15:14
We were saddened to hear the news this week of the passing of one of our industry partners, Ryan Fitzgerald of Dealficks. We extend our thoughts and prayers to his family and his work family at Dealflicks. Below is a message from Kevin Hong that we were asked to share on behalf of his company. Theatre Parteners, I am writing this to you with a very heavy heart. On May 21, 2016, our good friend and Dealflicks colleague of the past 2+ years Ryan Fitzgerald was hit by a car while he was walking back from the gym after a day of hiking. He was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, but had endured unrecoverable brain damage. The next day, May 22, he passed away. He just turned 33 a couple months ago. Ryan was truly one of a kind. Ryan was full of energy, passion, and spontaneity. One thing I really loved about Ryan though was his relentless desire to always improve himself. I would sometimes catch Ryan reading books on a Friday night after a long tradeshow convention because he just wanted to better himself. Some books he would read more than 10 times! (I don’t think I’ve read a book more than twice! lol) I remember one time we were having a conversation on history and Ryan used the word “Trebuchet”. I responded by saying, Ryan, “How in the heck do you know what a trebuchet (A type of catapult from the medieval times) is? You don’t even play Age of Empires” (Computer Game which let’s you create large armies in the medieval times I just happened to be addicted to) He was surprisingly well-read. If you knew Ryan, there was never a dull moment. One moment he could be the life of the party, the next moment he could hold your attention with a deep philosophical conversation. These past couple of years, I was fortunate enough to be his travel sidekick across the country. We traveled to nearly every corner of the US and spent an immeasurable amount of time together. Ryan always wanted me to come out of my shell more. Knowing I was an obsessive workaholic as well as an introvert, Ryan took this as his own personal challenge. Despite my reluctance, there were a couple of weekends (Bangor Maine, Memphis, TN) he won and got me out of the hotel room or...van. Two guys that love to go full throttle on everything they do can be a really bad look the next morning, but let’s just say we made a few memories in those two nights that I will never forget for the rest of my life :) I’ll always remember Ryan as someone who knew how to celebrate each moment in life. Finding out that I don’t really celebrate my own birthdays, I remember for my 30th birthday Ryan contemplated weeks and reached out to my girlfriend and threw a surprise birthday dinner with a few of my friends I haven’t seen in years. I don’t know how the heck he pulled that off, but it was a feat that was impressive as it was heartfelt. It was actually the first time anyone had done something like that for me for and I will always appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. For those of you who have cultivated close relationships with Ryan over the years, I am truly sorry for your loss. It is still hard to fathom how Ryan is gone. Ryan was loved by all of us here, and he will always be remembered. In remembrance of him, we at Dealflicks will be dedicating the rest of this year 2016 to working and building this company in his honor. Without Ryan, we’re not sure where we would be as a company. We will do our best to serve our customers, theater partners, team members, and investors in honor and remembrance of Ryan. We have created Dealflicks.com/Ryan as a lasting memorial to him. Please visit it if you have a chance to learn more about his life and death. Life can be so fleeting. It’s still such a shock to us that he is no longer with us. In remembrance of Ryan, let’s be sure to enjoy every gift that life provides and cherish the loved ones that are with you! Best Regards, Kevin Movie Ticket Deals, Discounts, Offers, & Coupons | Dealflicks
Apr 28, 15:14
Great news for our industry from Baton Rouge. A huge thank you to Rep. Tony Bacala and all those that voted to kill this bill. Also a huge thank you to our friends at NATO who helped lobby against this bill that would have set a bad precedent nation wide for our industry. Rep. Barbara Norton, D-Shreveport, lashed out at Rep. Tony Bacala, R-Prairieville, after he killed the bill.
Mar 17, 17:30
Thank you to everyone who was involved with this years convention. Our dates for next year are March 13-15! See you soon!
Mar 08, 16:47
Less than a week away from the convention. Make sure to register asap if you have not.
Feb 29, 15:34
Don't forget today is the last day to get the Early Registration fee price but it's not the last day to register. Registration will stay open till the last day of the convention.
Feb 24, 00:32
LEGISLATIVE ALERT!!!!! Louisiana State Representative Barbra Newton (D) Caddo, has proposed 2016 Louisiana House Bill 101 for the 2016 Regular Legislative Session slated to begin March 14, intitled "The Unsafe Theatre Act." This bill would require all theatre owners in the State of Louisiana to install and operate metal dectors at thier theatres. We have passed a resolution that will be sent to all Louisiana Legislators opposing this legislation, however we encourage all of our member theatres, especially those located in Louisiana to contact your Representatives and Senators and let them know that this will be an unneccsary burden to our industry and will not enhance the safty of our patrons. Below is the link to the actual bill. https://legiscan.com/LA/text/HB101/2016
Feb 18, 02:40
We are less than a month away from the Tri State Convention. If you are registered we'll see you there. If you're not hop on over to our website to get register now.
Feb 11, 18:59
Leadership Counts to Highlight Opening Day of Convention The Tri-State Independent Theatre Association in conjunction with the National Association of Concessioners are pleased to present “Leadership Counts” as the keynote seminar on the opening day of the 2016 Tri-State Independent Theatre Association Convention in Tunica, Miss. “Leadership Counts” is an in-depth seminar that will better position management at all levels of theatre operations; as well as, management for any business or government agency. The seminar will investigate all dimensions of a good leader and the behavioral science behind leading in the workplace. “Today we face a the challenge of working with a new generation of employees that require a different approach to management to get the most out of their service to our organizations,” NAC Vice President and presenter Larry Etter said. “This seminar will be eye opening and informative to everyone in attendance and will have valuable lessons that will help you mold your employees not only into more productive employees for your organization, but more productive citizens as well. The “Leadership Counts” seminar will take place Tuesday from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at the Millennial Theatre in the Gold Strike’s Conference Centre.
Feb 10, 20:09
Don't forget to go ahead and hop over to our website to register. If you haven't already call the Gold Strike to book your room too!
Feb 04, 22:04
We just heard that the Horseshoe hotel next to the Gold Strike has sold out of rooms. Just to be safe we suggest to go ahead call and book a room asap.
Feb 01, 23:11
Remember all Ads for our Program Book are due this Thursday Feb 4th. If you need to know where to send them please let us know. Also if you have not yet registered please do so as the deadline for Early Registration will be coming up soon.
Jan 25, 20:38
The New Tri State Convention App. See Vendor Map, Schedule and get Push Messages from the Convention. https://tristateconvention.appsme.com
Jan 19, 21:42
We will have an official App for smartphones coming in a couple of weeks. You will be able to view our schedule and also view a Vendor Map for the Trade Show.
Jan 15, 23:10
Jan 15, 17:10
Program Book Ad Deadline is Feb 4th with Trade Show Booth Deadline is Feb 29th.
Jan 08, 15:19
We hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year’s Holiday and sold tons of Hot Delicious Popcorn!!! Plans are now coming together for our Annual Convention which is slated for March 14-16 at the Gold Strike and we hope to see everyone there. This year’s event is shaping up to be a very informative week and of course a lot of fun as well, as we get to share and get reacquainted with all of our brothers and sisters in our great industry. If you haven’t already click the link below and register then go on over to the Gold Strike Page and book your room’s for “The Greatest Show in Film.” See ya on the River!!! http://www.tristatetheatreconvention.com/index.php?p=signup
Jan 08, 00:32
The David Lewis Memorial College Scholarship Program Application deadline is Feb 7th. Applications can be downloaded on our website www.tristatetheatreconvention.com
Jan 08, 00:00
Hello folks, We apologize for not keeping this page updated better. Hopefully that will change. The dates for this years convention are March 14-16. More info to come tomorrow!
Jan 15, 18:02
Don't forget to head on over to our website and get registered. Below are some deadlines to note: Early registration = March 3rd Trade Show Booth registration = Feb 7th Program Book Ads = Feb 7th David Lewis Scholarship Application = Feb 7th
Dec 17, 22:55
Registration is now open for the 2014 Convention. March 10-13th
Apr 09, 23:19
Tri State Theatre Convention
The folks at the Gold Strike are waiting to make us all winners this year at the "Best Little Show in the World." This year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. Studios are ready to promote their films, vendors are bringing their latest and greatest products, and the food and drink will be plentiful.
2016 Convention -- March 14-16
-Tri State Independent Theatre Association