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US: Three movie theatres chains face antitrust probe

 |  May 12, 2015

The US Justice Department recently ordered Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Entertainment and Cinemark to supply documents as part of a widening investigation into whether the largest theater chains violated federal antitrust laws, three people familiar with the investigation told the Los Angeles Times.

The government is examining allegations from independent theater owners across the country that the big chains are using their market clout to block smaller rivals from receiving first-run movies.

The investigation is being closely watched in the exhibition industry and in Hollywood because it could force changes in how major motion pictures are distributed and lead to costly fines for the big chains, The Los Angeles Times reported.


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