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Old 07-09-2019, 05:31 PM   #16
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It appears that shortly after they purchased the theater they realized their potential for success in Branson was almost nonexistent. They were smart to take the buyout offer. Any shows such as the one they proposed would face a massive uphill battle to be profitable. Doesn’t matter whether or not it was a good show, Branson is overbuilt and has too many shows which are willing to undercut the competition with giant discounts and practically give away tickets. That is why so many shows are struggling. They have discounted their product down to the point of being near bankruptcy. They hope that if they give away their tickets maybe someone will come in and buy some popcorn and CDs. Hence the proliferation of the “area desperation” rates so frequently offered.

It’s extremely difficult for a high quality production to come to town and charge enough money for what it would take to survive. I think the Stampede show will probably be the only one of its kind in town for a while.

In addition to the ones publicly known to be for sale, there are numerous other theaters and businesses for sale, and have been for many years.
Your statement may be true and accurate..... BUT, IF they opened this show and promoted it as.....

"Dolly Parton presents the Hatfields and McCoys, your newest Dinner and a Show in town"

Her name would make it a immediate success, of course with her money all actors and the production would be first class..

Her name AND Her money... with her backing about any show would be a success..
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:01 PM   #17
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Your statement may be true and accurate..... BUT, IF they opened this show and promoted it as.....

"Dolly Parton presents the Hatfields and McCoys, your newest Dinner and a Show in town"

Her name would make it a immediate success, of course with her money all actors and the production would be first class..

Her name AND Her money... with her backing about any show would be a success..
That is correct, but the reason Herschend bought out the competition is they don’t want anything to dilute the potential Stampede audience. There would be no motivation for Herschend to open something that would compete against themselves. That venue also has a steep parking lot which is not very customer friendly, would need to do major retrofitting of the building, not an inexpensive process. Plus they would have to pay Dolly Parton a fortune in licensing rights to use her name on another venue. She does not invest her money in the projects, people pay her to use her name and image. Just like they did with Celebration City, Herschend will be happy to let it sit empty rather than allow something to compete with them in the building.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:17 AM   #18
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That is correct, but the reason Herschend bought out the competition is they don’t want anything to dilute the potential Stampede audience. There would be no motivation for Herschend to open something that would compete against themselves. That venue also has a steep parking lot which is not very customer friendly, would need to do major retrofitting of the building, not an inexpensive process. Plus they would have to pay Dolly Parton a fortune in licensing rights to use her name on another venue. She does not invest her money in the projects, people pay her to use her name and image. Just like they did with Celebration City, Herschend will be happy to let it sit empty rather than allow something to compete with them in the building.
Couple of small details just clarify.

#1- I had already said several days ago, they bought it to eliminate competition..

#2 Point in Fact, I dont think Hershend bought it.. Dolly Parton's Entertainment Company bought it... The Hershend managment company actually manages the property for her Compnay, as they do 15-20 other entertainment groups and attractions across the nation.

#3 If Dolly's Company did indeed buy it I doubt there would be an monies exchanged for her name.. She gets her Share at the end of the year, for being the "owner"
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