Film company exhibition tracks
How does the track system begin and change over time with movie theaters?
Does a theater chain sign a contract with a distributor to play its product at a specific list of movie theaters? How does this change over time? Was looking at microfilm ads and noticed one former Century theater ( New Rochelle, NY) had switched from running steady United Artists and MGM films to Universal and 20th Century Fox in the early 1970’s.
Aside from Jason Squires book “The Movie Business” are there any others that were written about distribution and exhibition patterns, etc??