The Potting Shed is a cannabis-friendly cinema for adults 21+ that will feature a community garden and cannabis lounges.
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What is the mission of your company or project?
The Potting Shed Theater and lounge would be the first of its kind. A theater that is exclusively for adults while catering to individuals that consume cannabis giving them the opportunity to do so in a safe environment amongst like-minded individuals. Our establishment is not only tobacco-free but also offers snacks and beverages that will give individuals a healthier option as opposed to traditional movie theater menus.
Describe the problem you are solving.
Medicinal and recreational consumers alike want to able to enjoy the legalized use of cannabis without being judged or criticized. Traditional movie theaters do not cater to adults who consume cannabis thus excluding them, also, a majority are tailored to a family-friendly environment which might leave some consumers feeling out of place for wanting to consume and enjoy a movie. Furthermore, there isn't a safe space that consumers can indulge that is tobacco-free, as most establishments that allow its customers to smoke do not regulate the use of tobacco unless otherwise posted. Moreover, consumers are not being offered healthier snack and beverage choices to help with their cravings at traditional theaters thus not aligning with a healthier lifestyle.
What is the market size/opportunity?
The projected location for the theater will be the greater Denver area making it well situated to serve three core groups: medicinal and recreational cannabis users, adults over the age of 21, and movie enthusiast alike. The movie industry continues to grow in revenue as there were approximately 1.3 billion movie tickets sold in 2018, which means the average American goes to the movie theater at least 4 times a year at an average ticket price of $8.97. Therefore, with an establishment that not only offers individuals the opportunity to watch the latest movies but also space where they can safely consume cannabis the potential for exponential growth within this unique market is high.
What is your company/product about and how does it solve the problem?
The Potting Shed Theater and lounge will be a tobacco-free establishment offering the latest in cinema movies and a lounge used by patrons to enjoy the consumption of cannabis. The lounge will be equipped with all the accessories needed to safely consume cannabis while welcoming the diversity of those who consume and a safe place to do so. The hydroponic stop is the snack and juice bar that will offer patrons the opportunity to continue to maintain their healthy lifestyle or try alternatives to traditional movie menus. With its selection of healthy and/or organic juices, snacks, and smoothies the options will give patrons a well-balanced menu in order to help with either the munchies or something to enjoy during the movie.
Why are you seeking funding and how will you spend the funding?
The Potting Shed is seeking funds for initial startup cost that will include all building and facility need's, installation of solar panels, employee salaries, licensing, certificates and vendor contracts.
Who is on your team?
Currently, the team includes Jenell Gilyard, Creative Director, myself Owner, and Osha McCall HR Coordinator.
I truly appreciate each and every one of you taking the time to not only read about my business, but also support me with funding. You have no idea how much this means to me!