Within a site, different cinemas operating as separate business units may sell tickets to the same session. In Vista, this situation can be represented (for reporting purposes) by creating separate Screen records for each cinema.
Normally, each screen is represented by a single Screen record. However it is possible to associate two or more screen records with a single physical screen.
For example: A "standard screen" record and a "premium screen" record is associated with the largest screen in ABC Cinemas, Screen 12.
Using a separate screen record for each business allows Vista to report their earnings independently. In this case, you must also create a separate Session against each of the screen records when you schedule films in the physical screen.
A site may house two business units: ABC Cinemas and ABC Premium. In Vista, each business is represented as a cinema, so that the activity of each business can be reported on independently.
The site owns an physical screen that is constructed on two levels: a lower level with standard seating, operated by ABC Cinemas, and a smaller upper level with deluxe seating and restaurant service, operated by ABC Premium. Each level has its own entrances, but patrons in both the lower and upper level see the same film from a shared projector.
In Vista, the site manager creates two screen records, calling them Lower Screen and Upper Screen. Whenever a film plays in the physical, she creates two sessions for it (one for each screen). This configuration allows the site to keep track of the performance and revenue of each cinema independently, despite the fact that they share the same physical screen.