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.