A Little Movie Theatre Competition – That’s What’s Needed

How do movie theatres get the movies they want to show? A Montreal theatre entrepreneur charges that “Famous Players and Cineplex Odeon, the largest theatre chains in the country, use their size to pressure distributors to decide who gets the films.” He also says the two companies have split up the Canadian market so as not to seriously compete with one another, and that if competition was opened up to smaller players, ticket prices would fall and the range of movies shown would increase.