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AMC Theatres Won’t Book Universal Movies Anymore After ‘Trolls World Tour’ VOD Release

AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron announced in an open letter to Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley that the nationwide theater chain will no longer screen Universal’s films following comments by NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell that the studio plans to release more films day-and-date both theatrically and on video-on-demand.“It is disappointing to us, but Jeff’s comments as to Universal’s unilateral actions and intentions have left us with no choice,” Aron wrote. “Therefore, effectively immediately AMC will no longer play any Universal movies in any of our theatres in the United States, Europe or the Middle East. This policy affects any and all Universal movies per se, goes into effect today