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It was very gratifying that the film screening last Saturday of The Mahabharata went so well from every angle. The hall was at capacity with an audience of 95 people and the film receiving a 93% positive rating  on the Film Society score system, as well as many positive comments on the day and online and through Twitter - you can read some here:

As there were quite a few elements involved in this particular screening, I thought it would be interesting to share the accounts for it. Thankfully we made a small profit on the event and we are very grateful to the Film Society for their support in making this screening possible.

Mahabharata screening 16 Feb 2013
Eventbrite Fees: £47
BFI film screening licence & dvd £200
hall hire10 hours @£10/hour £100
plates, table cloths etc £40
Leaflet printing £35
Khans meal – 100@£7.50 £750
TOTAL COSTS £1,171.69
Full 2 tickets £30
Conc 3 tickets £36
At the door £40
Bramble Corner
Full 15 tickets £225
Concessions 22 tickets £264
Eventbrite online sales 49 tickets £688
Donation to Forest Garden cafe £40

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I should add a proportion of our annual public liability insurance which is not included in the above. 

Thanks Mike. That is really useful. For context, you might also like to have a look at a piece I wrote about the Film Society costs.


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