He asked the theater to double-check with Disney to make sure there hadn’t been some mistake.
“Our Fox booking contact offered a very brief apology that she could no longer book repertory titles with the theater,” he says.
A recent Canadian Broadcasting Company story confirmed that even major first-run chains like Cineplex will now lose access to Fox repertory titles.
Disney officially declined to comment for this piece, but a film distributor with firsthand knowledge of the company’s policy says it is directed at theaters that screen first-run Disney and Fox content alongside older titles.
Now, Fox classics are going into the vault as well, for reasons the company won’t publicly explain or justify.
), as well as some Fox titles that could conceivably be Disney titles (Miracle on 34th Street, or Danny Boyle’s Millions).
The Plaza’s Escobar also happens to be a Disney shareholder, and he says he’s holding out hope that Disney will change its mind and rescind the new policy. »