Cinemark USA, Galaxy Theatres, Regency Theatres, and Emagine Theatres are vowing to shun the comedy release, along with several independent chains which control over 50 screens across the country. Here's what Rafe Cohen, president of Galaxy Theatres, had to say about the proposed boycott.
Cinemark poses the biggest threat to Tower Heist as the nation's third largest theater chain, with over 3,800 screens. Galaxy Theatres controls 106 screens, while Regency operates 150 screens across the country. Regency CEO Lyndon Golin indicated his chain followed the precedent set by Cinemark, which was the first theater chain to threaten a boycott.
Tower Heist will be available to over 500,000 Comcast customers in Portland, Oregon and Atlanta, Georgia three weeks after its November 4 theatrical debut. The movie will cost $59.99.
Tower Heist was released November 4th, 2011 and stars Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Matthew Broderick, Stephen Henderson, Judd Hirsch, Téa Leoni. The film is directed by Brett Ratner.