Independent Theaters Fight Chains for Access to Hit Movies

Date: 4 May 2005 | posted in: Retail | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

At the request of independent movie theaters across the state, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer is investigating claims that major movie theater chains use their clout with distributors to prevent independent theaters from showing many of the most popular first-run films. At issue is a common industry practice called clearance, whereby theaters are given exclusive rights to show a film within a certain radius around their theaters. … Read More