A Marathon is a group of two or more Sessions that are linked together so that a patron can buy a single ticket, allowing attendance to more than one session, playing in the same Screen.
Example: To celebrate the release of The Hobbit 3, a cinema wishes to play all three films in the trilogy back-to-back.
- Set up marathons by creating a specific Marathon Film record that automatically creates the component marathon sessions when scheduled.
- You can create marathons in Film Manager and download them to cinemas. Film Manager marathons cannot be edited at the cinema.
- You can edit or unlink marathons in Head Office Manager > Maintenance > Sessions. Create new sessions in Film Manager or Showtime Manager.
- Marathon appear as a single session on POS, and the Alternate Tickets screen lists the included sessions.
Note: Session swap is not available for sessions that are part of a Marathon. A Marathon cannot be created or edited after the start time of the first session.
The system setting DriveInMarathonMode affects the reporting figures for marathons.
Determines whether the Total Gross value and Total Admits/Comps for a marathon are applied to each film within the marathon.
Note: This mode is used in the calculation of film hire on marathon films at drive-in cinemas only.