British Cinema Chain Announces 'Alice in Wonderland' Blacklist




Executives at British biggest cinema chain have confirmed that they voted to boycott 'Alice in Wonderland' from theaters after Disney plans to release it on DVD just 3 months from the cinema launch.

Tim Burton's new blockbuster "Alice in Wonderland" will be given a limited release in Britain after bosses at the country's biggest cinema chain voted to ban it from their screens. Executives at Odeon, which owns 107 cinemas in the U.K. and Ireland, have decided to boycott Burton's 3-D picture after plans were announced to launch the movie on DVD just three months after it hits theaters.

Odeon's chiefs, along with bosses at Vue and Cineworld, had called for the film - starring Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway - to be given the standard 17-week gap before it was made available for home viewing. An Odeon's spokesperson says, "The negative impact on cinema attendance that such a reduction in the window will have will threaten the continued existence of many cinemas, especially the smaller and medium-sized cinemas. (It would) set a new benchmark, leading to a 12-week window becoming rapidly standard."

Company bosses refused to back down and have voted in favor of a ban, so fans will be unable to watch "Alice In Wonderland" on Odeon screens in the U.K., the Irish Republic and Italy. Executives at Vue and Cineworld have reportedly agreed a deal with Disney chiefs to show the movie. The film is also facing a boycott in Holland, with many movie theater owners in the Netherlands refusing to show the picture if the early home release goes ahead.

© AceShowbiz.com


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