October 24, 2016  

British Cinema Chain Announces 'Alice in Wonderland' Blacklist

February 24, 2010 (2:58 am) GMT
Executives at British biggest cinema chain have confirmed that they voted to boycott 'Alice in Wonderland' from theaters after Disney plans to release it on DVD just 3 months from the cinema launch.

Tim Burton's new blockbuster "" will be given a limited release in Britain after bosses at the country's biggest cinema chain voted to ban it from their screens. Executives at Odeon, which owns 107 cinemas in the U.K. and Ireland, have decided to boycott Burton's 3-D picture after plans were announced to launch the movie on DVD just three months after it hits theaters.

Odeon's chiefs, along with bosses at Vue and Cineworld, had called for the film - starring and - to be given the standard 17-week gap before it was made available for home viewing. An Odeon's spokesperson says, "The negative impact on cinema attendance that such a reduction in the window will have will threaten the continued existence of many cinemas, especially the smaller and medium-sized cinemas. (It would) set a new benchmark, leading to a 12-week window becoming rapidly standard."

Company bosses refused to back down and have voted in favor of a ban, so fans will be unable to watch "Alice In Wonderland" on Odeon screens in the U.K., the Irish Republic and Italy. Executives at Vue and Cineworld have reportedly agreed a deal with Disney chiefs to show the movie. The film is also facing a boycott in Holland, with many movie theater owners in the Netherlands refusing to show the picture if the early home release goes ahead.


  1. Seth Rogen's R-Rated Animated Comedy 'Sausage Party' to Join Oscar Race
  2. Rihanna Regrets Skipping Drake's Party and Letting Taylor Swift Steal the Spotlight
  3. Olivia Wilde Shares Breastfeeding Photo, Finds New Drinking Buddy in Newborn Daughter
  4. Twitter Rips Drake for Mocking Kid Cudi's Mental Illness in New Diss Track
  5. Awkward! Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Ex John Mayer Attend Drake's Birthday Party
  6. Is Kendall Jenner Dating Anwar Hadid?
  7. Watch Ariana Grande and Bruno Mars Perform at Star-Studded We Can Survive Concert
  8. Kim Kardashian Angry at Beyonce for Not Reaching Out to Her After Paris Robbery