Friday, February 26, 2010

UK Exhibitors End "Alice" Boycott

Good news for European fans of Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland: Vue Entertainment and Odeon have come to agreements with the Walt Disney Co. and will be showing Alice in their cinemas.

Odeon said in a statement it was "pleased to announce that, following detailed negotiations with the Walt Disney Company Ltd, an enduring agreement has been reached encompassing all the different aspects of both companies' commercial relationship".

"Odeon is pleased to announce that it will now be showing Alice In Wonderland beginning March 5 in its cinemas in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Portugal and Austria."

Vue Entertainment, one of Britain's largest cinema circuits, released a statement saying that it would be showing Alice in its 69 cinemas in Britain and Ireland.

In a statement Tuesday, Vue said it had reached "an important and far reaching agreement" with Disney that "will deliver more choice for cinema goers while also providing more flexibility for the studio."

"We are delighted we have reached an agreement with our partners at Disney,'" said Tim Richards, chief executive of Vue. "This is a win-win for everyone in the entertainment business and in particular for our customers by offering greater film choice.'"

1 comment:

Jack said...

good good, this makes me happy :)