John Roper is general manager of the Phoenix Theatre in Fort Nelson, which is home to about 4,000 people.
Despite excitement in the community to see the latest instalment in the Star Wars series, Roper said the conditions imposed by Disney are simply "impossible" for the Phoenix to meet.
"Sometimes they'll allow an independent cinema to team up with another independent cinema, so they can split that two-week term," he said.
Elkader Cinema in Iowa opted out for the same reasons, and Disney's "unprecedented" demands made headlines in the Wall Street Journal.
Disney holds all the cards, and we have to play by their rules.
Roper said news that Disney would be buying the movie assets of 21st Century Fox had him worried about even stricter rules in the future.
"Disney holds all the cards, and we have to play by their rules.". »