Chains get with Dis­ney tea party

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Last week, we re­ported on the fas­ci­nat­ing on­go­ing tus­sle be­tween Walt Dis­ney and the ex­hi­bi­tion chains over the release of Alice in Won­der­land. A for­mi­da­ble coali­tion of cin­ema chains (Odeon, Vue, Cineworld) was threat­en­ing to boy­cott the film in re­ac­tion to Dis­ney’s plans to se­verely slash the gap be­tween the­atri­cal and DVD re­leases.

At time of writ­ing, it seems as if the boy­cott is crum­bling. Vue and Cineworld have ad­mit­ted they will show the film. Ward An­der­son, Ire­land’s largest cin­ema chain, has yet to re­spond to our in­quiries, but it looks as if you will be able to catch Johnny Depp as the Mad Hat­ter some­where nearby.

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