The Recording Process

The Starr Theater, owned by Meg Vargo will begin operation in March. The Starr will be unique in that it will show only triple features of sequential theme movies. As of March 1, the ledger of Starr showed: No. 101. Cash $3,000, No. 140 Land $24,000, No. 145 Buildings (concession stand, projection room, ticket booth, and screen) $10,000, No. 157 Equipment $10,000, No. 201 Accounts Payable $7,000, and No. 301 Owner's Capital $40,000. During the month of March, the following events and transactions occurred:
March 2Rented the three Indiana Jones movies to be shown for the first 3 weeks of March. The film rental was $3,500; $1,500 was paid in cash and $2,000 will be paid on March 10.
3Ordered the Lord of the Rings movies to be shown the last 10 days of March. It will cost $200 per night.
9Received $4,300 cash from admissions.
10Paid balance due on Indiana Jones movies rental and $2,100 on March 1 accounts payable.
11Starr Theater contracted with Adam Ladd to operate the concession stand Ladd is to pay 15% of gross concession receipts, payable monthly for the rental of the concession stand.
12Paid advertising expenses $900.
20Received $5,000 cash from customers for admissions.
20Received the Lord of the Rings movies and paid the rental fee of $2,000.
31Paid salaries of $3,100.
31Received statement from Adam Ladd showing gross receipts from concessions of $6,000 and the balance due to Starr Theater of $900 ($6,000 X 15%) for March. Ladd paid one-half the balance due and will remit the remainder on April 5..
31Received $9,000 cash from customers for admissions.

In addition to the accounts identified above, the chart of accounts includes: No. 112 Accounts Receivable, No. 400 Service Revenue, No. 429 Rent Revenue, No. 610 Advertising Expense, no. 726 Salaries and Wages Expense and No. 729 Rent Expense.


  1. Enter the beginning balances in the ledger. Insert a check mark (√) in the reference column of the ledger for the beginning balance.
  2. Journalize the March transaction Starr records admission revenue as service revenue, rental of the concession stand as rent revenue, and film rental expense as rent expense.
  3. Post the March Journal entries to the ledger. Assume that all entries are posted from page 1 of the journal.
  4. Prepare a trial balance on March 31, 1018


The Starr Theater
General Ledger
The Starr Theater
General Journal
The Starr Theater
General Ledger
The Starr Theater
Trial Balance
March 31, 2018

Total Trial Balance = $64,100

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