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  • Do you own or rent your cinema? 

We use a part of the building which belongs to the Museum of Moscow.  

  • How did your cinema first begin? 

The founder of DFC, Sofya Kapkova, is a producer and journalist. She used to make regular screenings of documentaries with public-talks during couple of years before she decided to open a cinema with a repertoire based on documentaries. 

  • Did you have an existing audience or membership base before opening your cinema? 

So the audience that used to attend Sofya’s screenings, were ready to watch documentaries at the cinema.  

  • What percentage of your gross revenues come from the following sources (box office/ third party rentals/ concessions/ memberships/ merchandise/ other)? 

Most of our gross revenues come from box office and special events.  

  • What percentage of your expenses are dedicated to the following areas (full-time staff/ part-time staff/ distributor fees/ concession costs/ rent or annual building costs/ marketing)? 

Mainly its full-time staff and costs for the rights.  

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