| Commentary

372 Alignments and barring

| Commentary

372 Alignments and barring

For historical reasons which originated in the days when the United States' so-called 'majors' owned subsidiary companies in the United Kingdom, a system of alignments came into being where the product of a United States' major would be offered to the exhibition chain in which the major had an interest. Such alignments have long since disappeared.

The theatrical exhibition practice in the United Kingdom used to involve a complicated system of barring arrangements pursuant to which one cinema would be able to prevent a competing cinema within the same area from showing a film until a

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